NIH-sponsored Workshop on
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Pittsburgh, PA, June 28 - July 1, 2021

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

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This workshop will cover a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems at multiple scales, using cutting edge technology including ProDy, NAMD, VMD, iGNM, and ANM. 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, 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.

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.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

June 28 - July 1, 2021


Ivet Bahar (U. Pittsburgh)
Emad Tajkhorshid (UIUC)
Pemra Doruker (U. Pittsburgh)
Mariano Spivak (UIUC)





General Questions:

Significant Dates
Date (in 2021):
Early Application Deadline:
May 1
Application Deadline for Full Consideration:
June 11

For more information please visit MMBioS workshop webpage.

The workshop will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41GM104601)
NIH Hands-on Workshops on Computational Biophysics (NIH 1R25GM103771-01)
The Blue Waters System at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

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