Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD at Lake Tahoe
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 professional and academic researchers and students 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 participants will be able to set up and run simulations. Those interested in attending must apply and be accepted into the workshop. Minority and underserved groups are encouraged to apply. Enrollment limited to 26 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Registration fees and important dates are described below.
(see also workshops currently enrolling in Bremen and Pittsburgh)
Computational Biophysics Workshops