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 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.
Computational Biophysics Workshops