"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, July 6-10 and August 10-14, 2009

From: TCBG Workshop (workshop+champaign09_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Thu Feb 05 2009 - 15:52:30 CST

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics


  Application Deadline: May 3, 2009

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (www.ks.uiuc.edu) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (www.uiuc.edu), will organize a

"'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics"

to be held on the following dates:

* July 6 to July 10, 2009
* August 10 to August 14, 2009

Both workshops will be held at the I Hotel and Conference Center in
Champaign, Illinois.

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
participants will be able to set up and run simulations.

Applications to the workshop are due by May 3, 2009. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by May 13, 2009. Those selected to attend must register and pay a
workshop fee by May 23, 2009. The base registration fee is $200 for
students, $300 for non-student academics, and $400 for all other
applicants. Double-occupancy housing and all course materials are
included in the fee. All participants are required to bring their own
laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. The workshop can neither
fund nor arrange participant travel.

Due to space and equipment constraints, each workshop is limited to 20
participants. For further information, and online application, please
visit the appropriate sites for each date:
* July 6-10 workshop: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Champaign09J/
* August 10-14 workshop:

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Team

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