Welcome to the
Computational Methods in Biophysics Workshop at Munich

Ludwig Maximilian University
Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Munich, Germany

March 25-28, 2014

Modeling the molecular processes of biological cells is a craft and an art. Techniques like theoretical and computational skills can be learnt by training, but meaningful applications are achieved only with experience and sensitivity. The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group offered a workshop, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey of Ludwig Maximilian University, attempting to teach both the craft and art of modeling through learning by doing.  A total of 42 participants attended the workshop at the Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics on the Ludwig Maximilian University campus in Munich, Germany. Participants learned how to stretch proteins, pull water through molecular channels, mine genomic data, and study biomolecules. After lectures and discussions in the morning, afternoons were devoted to hands-on computer laboratories where participants delved into 700 pages of tutorials, on laptops humming with computational biology software, e.g., VMD and NAMD. Workshop supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, NIH 9P41GM104601 "Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics".