NIH-sponsored Workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
Urbana, Illinois, July 16-27

In-Residence Training at the Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group

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The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (TCBG) announces an 'in-residence' workshop that invites 5-7 scientists to the home of the TCBG for advanced training and consultation with an ongoing molecular dynamics study carried out by the participants. The in-residence training program provides an opportunity for experimentalists and theorists who are not experts in modeling, to initiate a project that requires advanced modeling. During their two-week stay, participants will be provided with office space, use of computing facilities at the TCBG, and access to the expertise of TCBG group members. The goal of the in-residence workshop is to facilitate launch and refinement of participant modeling projects.

The in-residence training program is designed for academic (graduate students, postdocs, faculty), corporate, government, or other researchers who seek to extend their research area to include computational and theoretical expertise in molecular modeling. Applicants should provide a concise description of the modeling project they envision for study during the in-residence program. To allow for advanced work, applicants should be proficient in use of the VMD and NAMD software programs, and to have completed basic tutorials for those programs as can be found here. Furthermore, applicants are required to bring a laptop to facilitate after-hours work, and must stay for the entire period of the program. Housing assistance is provided; participants must arrange and pay for their own travel.

Computational Biophysics Workshops

July 16 - 27, 2012

Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL, 61801


K. Schulten (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)



General Questions:

Registration fee: $50 for accepted applicants due before July 13. Enrollment limited to 5-7 participants.
Housing: The workshop will provide free campus dormitory housing in Wardall Hall of the Illinois Street Residence Halls in Urbana, Illinois, for the duration of the event. Some portion of costs (1-2 days total) at other housing providers may or may not be covered by the workshop.
Travel: Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel.
Significant Dates: Date:
Application deadline for full consideration: June 24, 2012
Selection and notification of participants by: June 28, 2012
Registration fee due from selected participants by: July 13, 2012
Housing check-in, 2:00 pm: July 15, 2012
Housing check-out, 10:00 am: July 28, 2012

The in-residence training workshop will be held at the home offices of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is sponsored by:
NIH National Center for Research Resources
NIH BTRC for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH P41-RR005969)
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Last Updated: March 6, 2012
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