[Bionews] "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, November 1-5, 2010 & November 29-December 3, 2010 in Urbana, IL

TCBG Workshops via bionews%40net.bio.net (by workshop+urbana2010 from ks.uiuc.edu)
Tue Aug 10 11:30:27 EST 2010

  The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for 
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics (www.ks.uiuc.edu), is pleased 
to announce the following workshop opportunity, with early and late 
November 2010 dates currently enrolling:

"Hands-On" Workshops on Computational Biophysics at Urbana, IL, USA

   November 1-5, 2010 workshop, apply by September 27:

   November 29-December 3, 2010 workshop, apply by October 25:

The workshops will be held at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science 
and Technology (www.beckman.illinois.edu), at the University of Illinois 
at Urbana-Champaign, in Urbana, Illinois (illinois.edu).

The workshop program 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 studies 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 concepts, mathematical 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 dynamics simulations.

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 
participants will be able to set up and run simulations.

Applications to the workshop are due by September 27 and October 25 for 
the early and late November 2010 workshops respectively, with selection 
and notification of applicants a week after the deadlines. There is no 
registration fee for students; the fee is $100 for non-student 
academics, and $200 for all others, and is non-refundable. Fees are due 
October 8 for the early November and November 5 for the late November 

Double-occupancy housing and all course materials are provided. All 
participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop 
tutorial sessions. The workshop can neither fund nor arrange participant 
travel. Due to space and equipment constraints, each workshop date is 
limited to 30 participants.

Best regards,
The TCBG Workshop Team
workshop+urbana2010 from ks.uiuc.edu

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