"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

From: David Brandon (brandon_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 15:23:27 CST

Dear NAMD users,

Below is an announcement detailing a TCBG workshop being held at three
locations from May-June of this year. The workshop includes an extensive
introduction to NAMD, as well as VMD and its new bioinformatics features.

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics


 Application Deadline: April 14, 2005

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, an NIH Resource for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (www.ks.uiuc.edu) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (www.uiuc.edu), will organize a

"'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics"

to be held at the following locations:

* May 23 to May 27 at the Granlibakken Conference Center, Lake Tahoe,
* June 9 to June 13 at the Club Quarters Hotel-Central Loop in Chicago,
* June 26 to June 30 at the Club Quarters Hotel in San Francisco, California

The workshop will explore a wide range of physical models and
computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems.

The workshop will be based on case studies including the properties of
membranes and membrane proteins, mechanism of molecular motors,
trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, and
signaling pathways. Physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and
computational methods required will be introduced, including force
fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics
simulations on parallel computers, steered molecular dynamics
simulations, and combined quantum mechanical - molecular mechanical

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
participants will be able to set up and run simulations.

Applications to the workshop are due by April 14, 2005. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by April 21, 2005. Those selected to attend must register and pay a
workshop fee by April 29, 2005. The base registration fee is $150 for
students, $210 for non-student academics, and $285 for all other
applicants. Housing and course materials are included in the fee.

Due to space and equipment constraints, each workshop is limited to 20
participants. For further information, and online application, please
visit the appropriate sites for each location - Lake Tahoe
(http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/LakeTahoe/), Chicago
(http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Chicago/) and San Francisco
(http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/SanFrancisco/). We look
forward to receiving your application. Please note that we cannot help
with travel expenses or arrangements.

Workshop Organizers
E-mail contacts by site:
* workshop+laketahoe_at_ks.uiuc.edu
* workshop+chicago_at_ks.uiuc.edu
* workshop+sanfrancisco_at_ks.uiuc.edu

David Brandon
Manager, TCBG

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