NIH-sponsored Workshop on
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Urbana, IL
April 17-21, 2017

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at Urbana, IL

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This workshop will be presented by members of the NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling & Bioinformatics at Urbana-Champaign. Topics will cover instruction in state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulation and free energy techniques using NAMD, bacterial cells simulation with Lattice Microbes (LM) and biomolecular visualization and analysis with VMD. Morning lecture presentations will introduce fundamental theory and concepts, while afternoon hands-on computer laboratory sessions will allow participants to apply NAMD, LM and VMD directly in a series of guided tutorials. The workshop is designed for all students and researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their expertise to include biomolecular simulations. Experimentalists and non-specialists are encouraged to attend and will benefit particularly from instruction in the use of QwikMD, a new teaching software incorporating NAMD and VMD that significantly lowers the learning curve for novice users. Enrollment limited to 25 participants.

April 17-21, 2017

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

Emad Tajkhorshid
Zan Luthey-Schulten
Alek Aksimentiev
Chris Chipot
John Stone
Mike Hallock
Christopher Mayne
João Ribeiro

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No registration fee. Enrollment limited to 25 participants. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Significant Dates
Date (in 2017):
Application deadline for full consideration:
March 10, 2017
Selection and notification of participants by:
March 14, 2017
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by:
March 17, 2017

The workshop will be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is sponsored by:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH 9P41GM104601)
NIH Hands-on Workshops on Computational Biophysics (NIH 1R25GM103771-01)
The Blue Waters System at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois

Workshop advertised in part via a posting to the Computational Chemistry List (
Last updated: March 29, 2017
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