NIH-sponsored Workshop on
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Urbana, IL
October 18-22, 2021

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

Immature Retrovirus

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 100 participants.

October 18-22, 2021

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL

Emad Tajkhorshid
Zan Luthey-Schulten
Alek Aksimentiev
Chris Chipot
Jérôme Hénin
John Stone
David Hardy
Rafael Bernardi
Mariano Spivak
Barry Isralewitz

General Questions:


No registration fee. Enrollment limited to 100 participants.

Significant Dates
Date (in 2021):
Application deadline for full consideration:
October 7, 2021
Selection and notification of participants by:
October 10, 2021

The workshop will be held online through Zoom and Slack, organized by 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)
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: September 29, 2021
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