Announcement


NIH-sponsored workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics


Ribosome

The workshop will explore physical models and computational approaches used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of their function at both atomic and cellular level. The course will be based on case studies including the properties of mechanical proteins, DNA sequencing using nanopores, bioinformatic analysis, 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 GPU and parallel computers, steered molecular dynamics simulations, and whole cell 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.

TCBG
Computational Biophysics Workshops

Dates:
July 15-19, 2013

EVENT CANCELLED

Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
217/265-6480
workshop+urbana2013@ks.uiuc.edu

Program

Instructors:

K. Schulten (UIUC)
Z. Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
A. Aksimentiev (UIUC)


Contacts:

General Questions:
workshop+urbana2013@ks.uiuc.edu