TCBG "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics in Boston, Dec. 5-9

From: David P. Brandon (
Date: Tue Nov 02 2004 - 10:16:21 CST

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

    Application Deadline: November 9, 2004

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, an NIH Resource for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics ( at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (, will organize a

  "'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics"

to be held December 5 to December 9, 2004 at The Colonnade Hotel in
Boston, Massachusetts. The workshop will explore a wide range of
physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of
biological systems.

The workshop will be based on case studies including the properties of
membranes and membrane proteins, mechanism of molecular motors,
trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, and
signaling pathways. Physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and
computational methods required will be introduced, including force
fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics
simulations on parallel computers, steered molecular dynamics
simulations, and combined quantum mechanical - molecular mechanical

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
participants will be able to set up and run simulations.

Applications to the workshop are due by November 9, 2004. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by November 11, 2004. Those selected to attend must register and pay a
workshop fee by November 15, 2004. The base registration fee is $115
for students, $175 for non-student academics, and $250 for all other
applicants. Housing and course materials are included in the fee.

Due to space and equipment constraints, the workshop is limited to 20
participants. For further information, and online application, go to . We look forward to
receiving your application. Please note that we cannot help with travel
expenses or arrangements.

Workshop Organizers

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