Announcement


NIH-sponsored Workshop on
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
2017
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Pittsburgh, PA, May 30 - June 2, 2017

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at Pittsburgh, PA


Protein Pathways

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.

The 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.

TCBG
Computational Biophysics Workshops

Dates:
May 30 - June 2, 2017

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
300 S. Craig Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
217/265-6480
workshop+pitts2017@ks.uiuc.edu

Program

Instructors:


Emad Tajkhorshid (UIUC)
I. Bahar (U. Pittsburgh)


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General Questions:
workshop+pitts2017@ks.uiuc.edu



Registration fee*: $150 fee for students; $250 non-student academics; $350 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 25 participants. Housing in quad or triple-occupancy apartment University of Pittsburgh Bouquet Gardens and all course materials will be provided. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.


Significant Dates
Date (in 2017):
Early decision deadline:
April 24
Application deadline for full consideration:
May 8
Confirmation of attendance and workshop fee payment by participants due by:
Two days after acceptance notice

*Workshop provides quad or triple-occupancy apartment housing at the University of Pittsburgh Bouquet Gardens (check-in May 29th; check-out June 3rd) for workshop participants only. Those preferring a single room or any other arrangements (e.g., early arrival or late departure) need to arrange and pay for their own housing. Participants are responsible for any incidental charges related to their stay in the residence hall. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel. Visa or waiver holders must provide documentation of their status so that hotel costs can be covered.

The workshop will be held at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center on the University of Pittsbugh campus and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH 9P41GM104601)
NIH Hands-on Workshops on Computational Biophysics (NIH 1R25GM103771-01)
NIH Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (NIH P41 GM103712)
The Blue Waters System at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

Workshop advertised in part via a posting to the Computational Chemistry List (CCL.net)
Last updated: March 16, 2017
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