Sponsored by Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire and the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany,
June 16-20

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics in Bremen

Membrane capturing coagulation protein domain

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 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. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Participants must arrange and pay for their own travel. Housing information provided below.


Computational Biophysics Workshops

June 16-20, 2014

Conference Hall, Campus Center
Campusring 1,
Jacobs University Bremen
28759 Bremen, Germany



K. Schulten (UIUC)
C. Chipot (CNRS)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)
U. Kleinekathöfer



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Housing fee: Participants must pay for their own housing, available at the Residential Colleges at a cost of 210 Euro for a two-room apartment sharing an en suite bathroom, or 270 Euro for a single room (limited availability). A 50 Euro non-refundable cancellation/handling fee applies to late cancellation of a room. Accommodation and full board are from Sunday evening to Saturday morning. Those staying off-campus are also assessed a non-refundable 50 Euro registration fee. The workshop will provide learning materials; participants must arrange and pay for their own travel. Costs may be reduced if additional workshop sponsors are recruited.
Significant Dates: Date
Application deadline for full consideration: May 1, 2014
Selection and notification of participants by: May 6, 2014
Confirmation of attendance by participants due by: May 13, 2014
Payment for board and lodging due by: May 23, 2014
Housing check-in date: June 15, 2014
Housing check-out date: June 21, 2014

The workshop will be held on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen, at Conference Hall in the Campus Center and is sponsored by:
Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM)
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (NIH 9P41GM104601)
Jacobs University Bremen

Université franco-allemande / Deutsch-Französische Hochschule
FCI Fonds der Chemischen Industrie

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