"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at
This workshop will be presented by
members of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and members of the
BTRC Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems from the
University of Pittsburgh . It will cover a wide range of
physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of
biological systems including VMD, NAMD and ProDy. The course
will be based on case studies including the properties of mechanical proteins, mechanisms of molecular motors,
trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels,
signaling pathways and druggability simulations. 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, elastic
network models, and steered molecular dynamics simulations. Participants are
encouraged to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial
sessions but computer workstations are also available.
It will be presented by members of the NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling & Bioinformatics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) from the University of Pittsburgh.
workshop is designed for students and 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 25 participants.
Computational Biophysics Workshops