Virtual Hands-on Workshop on Computational Biophysics 2021

Virtual Hands-on Workshop on Computational Biophysics 2021

Dates: June 28 - July 1, 2021
Application Deadline: June 11

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Due to the ongoing pandemic this workshop will be held online.


This workshop covers a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems at multiple scales, using cutting edge technology including ProDy, NAMDVMD, iGNM and ANM.  The course is 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 will be 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 will be presented by members of the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group ( from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS) from the University of Pittsburgh.

The workshop is designed for students and 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 set up and run simulations.

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