NIH-sponsored workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics 2015 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

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This 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. Topics covered include: using VMD and NAMD, applications of VMD and NAMD in modern research, force fields and parameterizing new molecules, simulating membrane proteins and ion channels, modeling nucleic acid systems, and free energy calculations. Lectures in the morning will by followed by hands-on tutorials.

The workshop is designed for 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. Those interested in attending must apply and be accepted into the workshop. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel. Housing information is provided below. Registration fees and important dates are described below.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

October 12-16, 2015

Room U153
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
5230, Odense M, Denmark



Klaus Schulten
Emad Tajkhorshid
Chris Chipot


Contacts (in Denmark):

Ilia Solov'yov
Jacob Kongsted

General Questions:

Registration fee: $150 fee for students; $250 non-student academics; $350 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 40 participants. Course materials will be provided. Participants must arrange their own travel; the workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Housing information: List of Suggested Hotels Participants must pay for their own housing.
See this Venue Website for additional information on maps and bus schedules.

Significant Dates Date (in 2015):
Application deadline for full consideration: September 1, 2015
Selection and notification of participants by: Ongoing through September 5, 2015
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by: Two days after acceptance notice
Payment of workshop fee due by: Five business days after confirming attendance

The workshop will be held at the University of Southern Denmark, and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH 9P41GM104601)
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy (FKF), SDU
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), SDU
Villum Center for Bioanalytical Sciences, SDU
SDU eScience Centre
Lundbeck Foundation
Workshop advertised in part via the Computational Chemistry List (
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