Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology - Room 5602

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405 N Mathews Ave, Urbana IL - Map of Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tuesday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What does the future of computational modeling hold for us, as scientists and as a society? The answers to this question will prove particularly noteworthy now that the federal government has made it a priority to build an exascale supercomputer within a decade through the National Strategic Computing Initiative. A collective effort towards deploying exascale computing resources to solve real-world biological and biomedical problems requires modelers to brainstorm about the opportunities that lay ahead.

This interdisciplinary symposium will host a group of junior and senior modelers to explore concepts, algorithms, and applications in fields such as Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Biology, and Neurobiology.


Tuesday, September 15

09:00-09:40 Klaus Schulten, UIUC, Physics
09:40-10:20 Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, UIUC, Chemistry
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-11:10 Jingzhi Pu, IUPUI, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
11:10-11:50 Diwakar Shukla, UIUC, Chemical Engineering
11:50-12:30 Dong Xu, U. Missouri, Computer Science
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:40 Marcos Sotomayor, OSU, Chemistry
2:40-3:20 Andrew Ferguson, UIUC, Material Science and Engineering
3:20-3:30 Break
3:30-4:10 Zan Luthey-Schulten, UIUC, Chemistry
4:10-4:50 Aleksei Aksimentiev, UIUC, Physics
4:50-5:30 Narayana R. Aluru, UIUC, Mechanical Science and Engineering

Wednesday, September 16

08:40-09:20 Erik Luijten, Northwestern U., Materials Science and Engineering
09:20-10:00 Jean-Pierre Leburton, UIUC, Electrical and Computer Engineering
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-10:50 Benoit Roux, U. Chicago, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
10:50-11:30 Emad Tajkhorshid, UIUC, Biochemistry
11:30-2:00 Discussion and Lunch

See the Symposium Flier

Symposium Sponsored by the NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics