From: David Brandon (brandon_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 17 2011 - 13:46:56 CST
The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Center for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (www.ks.uiuc.edu) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (www.uiuc.edu), will organize
"'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD"
to be held February 11-15, 2012, at the Beckman Institute for Advanced
Science and Technology, on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana,
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 students and 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 20 participants. All participants are
required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions.
Application deadline for full consideration is January 27, 2012.
Selection and notification of participants is ongoing through January
30, 2012. Double-occupancy housing and course materials provided.
Participants must arrange and pay for their own transportation.
Registration feeds: no fee for students; $100 non-student academics;
$200 all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 20
Due to space and equipment constraints, the workshop is limited to 20
participants. For more information and on-line application, go to:
TCBG Workshop Team
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