"'Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics at Pittsburgh, PA, May 21-25, 2018

From: João Ribeiro (jribeiro_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Mar 16 2018 - 15:47:15 CDT

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Center for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, and the BTRC Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological
Systems from the University of Pittsburgh will organize an:

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics" to be held May 21-25,
2018, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Early Application Deadline: April 1
Application deadline for full consideration: Ongoing through May 15
Confirmation of attendance and workshop fee payment by participants due by:
Two days after acceptance notice

Please see the page below for more information and application:

The TCBG and MMBioS Workshop Team:

Best wishes

Joao Ribeiro

Workshop Description:

This workshop will cover a wide range of physical models and computational
approaches for the simulation of biological systems at multiple scales,
using cutting-edge technology including ProDy <http://prody.csb.pitt.edu/>,
NAMD <https://www-s.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/namd/>, VMD
<https://www-s.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/>, iGNM <http://ignm.ccbb.pitt.edu/>,
and ANM <http://anm.csb.pitt.edu/>. 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, signaling pathways and druggability simulations.
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,
elastic network models, and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

It will be presented by members of the NIH Center for Macromolecular
Modeling & Bioinformatics <https://www.ks.uiuc.edu/> from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Multiscale
Modeling of Biological Systems <http://www.mmbios.org/> (MMBioS) from the
University of Pittsburgh.

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 25 participants.

*$150 fee for students; $250 non-student academics; $350 all others; fee is
non-refundable. *The workshop provides triple or quad-occupancy apartment
housing at the University of Pittsburgh's apartment-style residence hall.
If you wish to pay for hotel accommodations, information on local hotels
will be available here soon.

João Vieira Ribeiro
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
+1 (217) 3005851

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