CCL:Methods of Molecular Mechanics and Dynamics of Biopolymers workshop

Alexander J. Ropelewski ar1z+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Wed Apr 19 21:21:33 EST 1995


"METHODS OF MOLECULAR MECHANICS AND DYNAMICS OF BIOPOLYMERS" WORKSHOP
                    Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
                           August 16-19, 1995


The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is hosting a workshop
on "Methods of Molecular Mechanics and Dynamics of Biopolymers,"
August 16-19, 1995.
The workshop will familiarize biomedical researchers with
computational methods and provide practice
in applying supercomputing resources to problems of concern in molecular
mechanics.  Practical experience on our supercomputers will be gained in
the application to:
(1) the theory and practice of molecular mechanics and dynamics;
(2) the development and refinement of molecular mechanics force fields;
(3) the problem of conformation mapping and analysis of polypeptide
structures, including the refinement of structure from measured NMR data;
and
(4) computation of interaction energies and free energies for protein-drug
interactions and conformational thermodynamics.

Workshop leaders are
Dr. Charles L. Brooks III, The Scripps Research Institute
and
Dr. Alexander D. MacKerell Jr., University of Maryland at Baltimore.

The worskhop will consist of lectures and extensive hands-on sessions.
General aspects of molecular mechanics software will be discussed and
a number of packages are available for use at the PSC.  However,
the programs CHARMM and QUANTA will be utilized most extensively in
demonstrations.  Hands-on sessions will be emphasized.
Participants will be able to work on the examples provided or
on their own experimental data.
No prior supercomputing experience is necessary.

This workshop is funded by a grant from the Biomedical Research Technology
Program, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of
Health.  TRAVEL, MEALS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR RESEARCHERS AFFILIATED
WITH U.S. ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS ARE SUPPORTED BY THIS GRANT.
Enrollment is limited to 20.  An application form is included.
Deadline for applications is: June 22, 1995.
Please direct inquires or send the following application form to
blankens at psc.edu.

Additional information about this workshop can be found in
http://pscinfo.psc.edu/biomed/workshops95.html



                         PITTSBURGH SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER
                         BIOMEDICAL  INITIATIVE
                         **************************************
                         August 16-19, 1995

                         APPLICATION


Name:________________________________________________________________________

Affiliation:_________________________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________________
                                  (Business)
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Status: ___Graduate  ___Post-doctoral Fellow  ___Faculty  ___Other (specify)

Please indicate specifically any special housing, transportation or dietary
arrangements you will need:  _______________________________________________

How did you learn about this workshop? _____________________________________


REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must submit a completed application form and a cover letter. The
letter should describe, in one or two paragraphs, your current research and
how participating in the workshop will enhance this research.  Please
include a brief statement describing your level of experience with computers.
Faculty members, staff and post-docs should provide a curriculum vita.
Graduate students must have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Please return all application materials by June 22, 1995 to:

          Biomedical Workshop Applications Committee
          Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
          4400 Fifth Avenue, Suite 230C
          Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Direct inquiries to: Nancy Blankenstein, blankens at psc.edu or 412/268-4960.

*Disclosure of Social Security Number is voluntary.

PSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age,
creed, national or ethnic origin, or handicap.



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