Hands-on Workshop on Computational Biophysics 2016

Dates: June 6 - 10, 2016
Location: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, 300 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA

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Video Recording of Modeling Workshop

The 2015 Hands-on Workshop on Computational Biophysics was recorded in its entirety and can be watched using the following YouTube playlist. 



HandsOn2015This workshop covered a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems including ProDy, NAMD and VMD.  The course was 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, signaling pathways and druggability simulations. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and computational methods were introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations on parallel computers, elastic network models, and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

The workshop was presented by members of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (www.ks.uiuc.edu) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) from the University of Pittsburgh.

The workshop was designed for students and researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields who sought 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 were followed by hands-on computer labs in the afternoon in which students set up and ran simulations.



A tentative workshop agenda (subject to change) is available.

Workshop Instructors:

Klaus Schulten (UIUC)
Ivet Bahar (University of Pittsburgh)
Zan Luthey-Schulten (UIUC)
Dan Zuckerman (University of Pittsburgh)

Assistant Instructors:

Cihan Kaya (University of Pittsburgh)
Karolina Mikulska-Ruminska (University of Pittsburgh)
JiYoung Lee
She Zhang
Adam Pratt 
Ali Saglam<
Justin Spiriti
Ernesto Suarez


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