From: João Ribeiro (
Date: Tue Jun 27 2017 - 13:46:57 CDT

Dear users,

The *NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling & Bioinformatics* is proud to
announce the next Hands-On workshop, this time dedicated to the "*Enhanced
Sampling and Free-Energy Calculation*" methods. The workshop will be held
in *September 25-29 2017*, at the Beckman Institue, Univeristy of Illinois,
in Urbana, Illinois.

Enrollment limited to 25 participants.
For more information and to apply, visit the following webpages:

Announcement and Application:

Best wishes

Joao Ribeiro

Brief description:

This workshop will be presented by members of the NIH Center for
Macromolecular Modeling & Bioinformatics at Urbana-Champaign, and by
invited global leaders and developers of the covered methods. Topics will
cover instructions in state-of-the-art molecular dynamics (MD) simulations,
enhanced sampling techniques and free-energy calculations using NAMD
<>. The simulations will be
prepared and analyzed using the molecular visualizer VMD
<>. Morning lectures will introduce
fundamental theory and concepts, while afternoon hands-on computer
laboratory sessions will allow participants to apply NAMD and VMD directly
in a series of guided tutorials. The workshop is designed for advanced NAMD
users conducting research projects in computational and/or biophysical
fields seeking extend their expertise in MD simulations. It is required
that the participants possess extensive knowledge in preparing and
executing MD simulations in VMD and NAMD.

João Vieira Ribeiro
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
Beckman Institute, University of Illinois
+1 (217) 3000380