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

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics


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 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 20 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Registration fees are described below.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

October 22-26, 2012

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



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



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Registration fee*: $100 fee for students; $200 non-student academics; $300 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 20 participants. Housing in double rooms at the Hampton Inn* and all course materials will be provided. The workshops can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Significant Dates
Date (in 2012):
Application deadline for full consideration:
September 26
Selection and notification of participants by:
Ongoing through October 1
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by:
Noon, October 5
Payment of workshop fee due by:
October 18
Housing check-in date:
October 21
Housing check-out date:
October 27

*Workshop provides double-occupancy room housing for workshop participants only. Those preferring a single room or other arrangements (e.g., early arrival or late departure) are on their own to arrange and pay for their housing preferences. Participants are responsible for any incidental charges related to their stay in the hotel. Visa or waiver holders must provide documentation of their status so that hotel costs can be covered.

The workshop will be held at the Beckman Institute on the UIUC campus and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)
Last Updated: May 30, 2012
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