[Computational-biology] "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, November 1-5, 2010, Urbana, IL, USA

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"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

   http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Urbana_2010A/

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
organize an

  "'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
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 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 participant travel.

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:
http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Training/Workshop/Urbana_2010A/

An additional date of November 29 - December 3, 2010 is also being
enrolled (see
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



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