From: David Brandon (brandon_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 09 2012 - 14:29:08 CDT
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 an:
"'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD"
to be held October 22-26, 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 September 26, 2012.
Selection and notification of participants is ongoing through October 1,
2012. Double-occupancy housing and course materials provided.
Participants must arrange and pay for their own transportation.
Registration feeds: $100 for students; $200 non-student academics; $300
all others; fee is non-refundable. Enrollment limited to 20 participants.
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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