TCB Hands-on Workshop in Champaign


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

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

Chromatophore vesicle in purple bacteria

The workshop will explore physical models and computational approaches used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of their function at an atomic level. The course will be based on case studies including the properties of membranes and membrane proteins, mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, 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 parallel computers and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral 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 30 participants (a second date of November 29 - December 3 is also being enrolled). All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

November 1 - 5, 2010

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)

C. Chipot (UIUC)




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Registration fee*: no fee for students; $100 non-student academics; $200 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 30 participants per workshop. Housing at the Hampton Inn* and all course materials will be provided. The workshops can neither fund nor arrange participant travel.

Significant Dates Workshop Date:
  November 1 - 5 November 29 - December 3
Application deadline for full consideration: September 27 October 25
Selection and notification of participants by: October 1 October 29
Registration fee due from selected participants by: October 8 November 5

Housing at the Hampton Inn* Check-in Check-out
November 1-5 workshop: October 31 November 6
November 29-December 3 workshop: November 28 December 4
*Workshops provide double-occupancy room housing only. Those preferring a single room or other arrangements are on their own to arrange and pay for their housing.

The workshop will be held at the Beckman Institute near the UIUC campus and is sponsored by:
NIH Center for Research Resources
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)
Last Updated: July 16, 2010
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