"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics
The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (www.ks.uiuc.edu) at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (www.uiuc.edu), will
"'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics"
to be held November 1-5, 2010 at the Beckman Institute for Advanced
Science and Technology in Urbana, Illinois. Applications due by
September 27, 2010.
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
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
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
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 30
participants. The workshop will be held November 1-5, 2010. All
participants are required to bring their own laptop, prepared for use
in workshop tutorial sessions. Double-occupancy housing and course
materials will be provided. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange
Applications to the workshop are due by September 27, 2010. Selection
and notification of participants from the application pool will be
completed by October 1, 2010. Those selected to attend must register
and pay a
workshop fee, if applicable, by October 8, 2010. There is no
registration fee for students; the fee is $100 for non-student
academics, and $200 for all others; the fee is non-refundable.
For application and further information, go to:
An additional date of November 29 - December 3, 2010 is also being
http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Urbana_2010B/ for details).
We look forward to receiving your application.
TCBG Workshop Organizers
E-mail: workshop+urbana2010a from ks.uiuc.edu