"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, March 21-25, 2011, Atlanta, GA, USA

From: David Brandon (brandon_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Tue Dec 21 2010 - 14:34:17 CST

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics


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 an:

   "'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics"

to be held March 21-25, 2011 at the Microelectronic Research Center on
the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Applications due by March
4, 2011, for full consideration.

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 24
participants. The workshop will be held March 21-25, 2011. All
participants are required to bring their own laptop, prepared for use in
workshop tutorial sessions. Double-occupancy housing and course
materials will be provided. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange
participant travel.

Applications to the workshop are due by March 4, 2011. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by March 11, 2011. Those selected to attend must register and pay a
workshop fee, if applicable, by March 16, 2011. There registration fee
is $50 for students; $100 for non-student academics, and $200 for all
others; the fee is non-refundable.

For application and further information, go to:

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers
E-mail: workshop+atlanta_at_ks.uiuc.edu

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