From: João Ribeiro (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2017 - 14:45:43 CDT

Dear users,

just a friendly reminder that the *NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling &
Bioinformatics* is organizing the next Hands-On workshop, this time
dedicated to the "*Enhanced Sampling and Free-Energy Calculation*" methods.
The workshop will be held at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois,
at Urbana, Illinois in the week of *September 25-**29 2017*.

Announcement and Application:

Please fell free to share this announcement with your contacts.

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