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

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

HIV Capsid in vitro and in silico

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 computational nano-biology.

The workshop is designed for researchers and students 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 participants will be able to set up and run simulations. Those interested in attending must apply and be accepted into the workshop. Enrollment limited to 20 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Registration fees and important dates are described below.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

November 18-22, 2013

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)

A. Askimentiev (UIUC)



General Questions:

Send to friend

Registration fee: $150 fee for students; $250 non-student academics; $350 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 20 participants. Housing* and course materials will be provided. The workshops can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Significant Dates
Date (in 2013):
Application deadline for full consideration:
November 3
Selection and notification of participants by:
Ongoing through November 8
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by:
Two days after acceptance notice
Payment of workshop fee due by:
Five business days after confirming attendance
Housing check-in date:
November 17
Housing check-out date:
November 23

*Workshop provides housing for workshop participants only. Housing is in double-rooms only and located in the Illini Union Hotel. Those preferring any other room or other arrangements (e.g., early arrival or late departure) are on their own to arrange and pay for their housing preferences (some local housing options listed here). Participants are responsible for any incidental charges related to their stay in the workshop housing. Visa and/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 9P41GM104601)
Workshop advertised in part via the Computational Chemistry List (
Last Updated: March 15, 2013
Report errors to the webmaster