TCB Hands-on Workshop in Chicago
An NIH-sponsored Workshop on Theoretical
and Computational Biophysics
Held at the Club Quarters-Central Loop Hotel, 111 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, June 9-13

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

Nanodisc (Amy Y. Shih, et al. Biophys. J., 88: 548-556, 2005)

The workshop will explore physical models and computational approaches used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of their function at an atomic level. The course will be based on case studies including the properties of membranes and membrane proteins, mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, and signaling pathways. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and computational methods will be introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers and steered molecular dynamics simulations.
The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their research skills to include computational and theoretical expertise, as well as other researchers interested in theoretical and computational biophysics. Theory sessions in the morning will be followed by hands-on computer labs in the afternoon in which students will be able to set up and run simulations. Enrollment limited to 20 participants.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

June 9-13, 2005

Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801



K. Schulten (UIUC)
Zan Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)



General Questions:

Application, Registration, Housing & Local Resources:
Elaine Wolff


Base registration fee*: $150 students; $210 non-student academics; $285 all others.
Enrollment limited to 20 participants.  Preference given to non-UIUC applicants.
Housing at the Club Quarters-Central Loop Hotel (6/8-6/13, checkout is morning of 6/14) and all course materials will be provided.
Application deadline is 4/14. Selection and notification of participants completed by 4/21.
Registration fee due from selected participants by 4/29.

The workshop will be held in Chicago and is sponsored in part by:
The National Institutes of Health NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics

*Greater fee for single-occupancy rooms; see registration information.

Last Updated: February 2, 2005
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