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Date: Sun Jan 28 19:44:34 2007
Subject: 07.02.22 Online Workshop on Computational Biophysics,
TCBG Online Workshop on Computational Biophysics

    Application Deadline:  February 14, 2007

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Resource for 
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics ( at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (, will organize

  "Online Workshop on Computational Biophysics"

to be held February 22-27, 2007.  The workshop will explore computer 
simulation of biological and artificial membrane channels.

Modeling and simulation of molecular systems has become an inseparable 
component of modern research. In particular, molecular dynamics 
simulation is increasingly used to investigate the molecular mechanism 
of function and structure-function relationship of a wide range of 
biological macromolecules. The course will present a brief introduction 
to such methodologies, and uses membrane channels as an example of how 
theoretical biophysical methods and computer simulation technology can 
be applied to biological problems. The examples used in the class are 
aquaporin water channels as an example for biologically relevant 
materials, as well as carbon nanotubes as artificial materials. 
Modeling, simulation setup, and analysis of the results will be 
demonstrated along with the lessons learnt from simulation studies of 
these systems. The lectures are accompanied by a hands-on tutorial in 
which the students can set up and run small simulations on their own.

The workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral 
researchers in computational and/or biophysical fields. Participant are 
expected to be familiar with the VMD ( and 
NAMD ( software used in the workshop*. 
Streaming video of a recorded lecture, tutorial self-study, and phone 
contact with the instructor are used to deliver course content. 
Enrollment is limited to ten participants.

Applications to the workshop are due by February 14, 2007. Selection and 
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed 
by February 16, 2007. Those selected to attend must register by February 
20, 2007. Managing technical requirements of the course (software 
installation, suitable connection for streaming video) is the 
responsibility of participants.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Online Workshop Organizers
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