Announcement: ‘Hands On’ Workshop on Computational Biophysics (Odense, Denmark, Oct 12-16, 2015)

From: Lela Vukovic (
Date: Wed May 06 2015 - 01:39:55 CDT

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for

Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics ( at the

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (, announces a

 "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

to be held October 12-16, 2015 at the University of Southern Denmark in
Odense, Denmark. Application, selection, and notification of participants
is on-going through September 1, 2015.

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, and
will cover the following topics: using the biophysics software VMD and
NAMD, applications of VMD and NAMD in modern research, force fi­elds and
parameterizing new molecules, simulating membrane proteins and ion
channels, modeling nucleic acid systems, computational nano-bio, free
energy calculations. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques,
and computational methods will be introduced.

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 40 participants. The workshop will
be held October 12-16, 2015. All participants are required to bring their
own laptop, prepared for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Course
materials will be provided.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical
Sciences (* <>*), the NIH Center
for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics, SDU Department of Physics,
Chemistry and Pharmacy, SDU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, SDU Villum Center for Bioanalytical Sciences, SDU eScience Centre,
and Lundbeck Foundation.

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers

Email: * <>*

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