From: David Brandon (
Date: Tue Apr 01 2014 - 16:23:08 CDT

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (,
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics, is pleased to
announce a:

'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD and NAMD

to be held at the Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City,
California, August 4-8, 2014, with an application deadline of June 16, 2014.

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 professional and academic researchers and
students 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. Those
interested in attending must apply and be accepted into the workshop.
Enrollment limited to 26 participants. All participants are required to
bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Meals and
course materials will be provided. Housing in double rooms available at
the Granlibakken Conference Center. Participants must pay their own
housing and travel. Minority and underserved groups encouraged to apply.
Deadline of June 16 for full consideration of application; selection and
notification of participants ongoing through June 18. See workshop
website for more information and application.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

TCBG Workshop Team (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)