TCB Hands-on Workshop in Champaign

A workshop on theoretical and computational biophysics sponsored by NIH/NCRR, NBCR, RMMB, and NRAMM

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

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The 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. 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, and signaling pathways. 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 and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral 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 35 participants. The workshop will be held July 12-16, 2010. All participants are required to bring their own laptop, prepared for use in workshop tutorial sessions.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

July 12-16, 2010

Scripps Research Institute
National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy
Carr-B Building
3215 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA 92121



K. Schulten (UIUC)
Z. Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)




General Questions:

Theoretical & Computational
Biophysics Group
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801


Limited number of double rooms available to non-local residents at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines (note: all reserved rooms now filled). Check-in July 11, check out July 17; room costs are covered, participants must provide credit card to cover incidental charges. All course materials will be provided. Selection and notification of participants on-going through July 2, 2010. There is no fee for the workshop.

The workshop will be held at the National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy on the Scripps Research Institute campus and is sponsored by:
National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources
National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)
National Biomedical Computation Resource National Biomedical Computation Resource

The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.
Last Updated: July 2, 2010
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