From: Sinclair, Matt (
Date: Mon Apr 29 2024 - 12:39:54 CDT

Dear Colleagues,

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Visualization (<> <>), is pleased to announce the following training opportunity:

"Hands-on" Workshop on Computational Biophysics in Auburn, AL <>
to be held June 24-28, 2024 at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

This workshop will be presented by members of the NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Visualization at Urbana-Champaign. Topics will cover instruction in state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulation and free energy techniques using NAMD <>, nanotechology simulation with ARBD <> and biomolecular visualization and analysis with VMD <>. Morning lecture presentations will introduce fundamental theory and concepts, while afternoon hands-on computer laboratory sessions will allow participants to apply NAMD, ARBD and VMD directly in a series of guided tutorials.

The workshop is designed for all students and researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who seek to extend their expertise to include biomolecular simulations. Experimentalists and non-specialists are encouraged to attend and will benefit particularly from instruction in the use of QwikMD <>, a teaching software incorporating NAMD and VMD that significantly lowers the learning curve for novice users.

Applications to the workshop are due by May 15, 2024, for full consideration. Selection and notification of participants from the applicant pool is ongoing through May 17, 2024. Those selected to attend must confirm participation.

There is no registration fee, but participants are responsible for the cost of housing, and the workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant travel. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Due to space and equipment constraints, enrollment is limited to 35 participants.

For further information, and online application, go to <>

We look forward to receiving your application!
TCBG Workshop Organizers
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