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Subject: 09.07.06 "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, July 6-10, 2009, Champaign, IL, USA
"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

    Application Deadline:  May 3, 2009

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

  "'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics"

to be held July 6-10, 2009 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in 
Champaign, Illinois.  The  workshop will explore a wide range of 
physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of 
biological systems.

The workshop is based on case studies including the properties of
membranes and membrane proteins, mechanism of molecular motors,
trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, and
signaling pathways. Physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and
computational methods required will be introduced, including force
fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics
simulations on parallel computers, steered molecular dynamics
simulations, and combined quantum mechanical - molecular mechanical

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.

Applications to the workshop are due by May 3, 2009. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by May 13, 2009. Those selected to attend must register and pay a
workshop fee by May 23, 2009.  The base registration fee is $200 for
students, $300 for non-student academics, and $400 for all other
applicants. Double-occupancy housing and all course materials are
included in the fee. 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, the workshop is limited to 20
participants per workshop. For further information, and online
application, go to . 
An additional date of August 10-14, 2009 is also being enrolled (see for details).

We look forward to receiving your application.

TCBG Workshop Organizers
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