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Date: Fri Dec 10 16:38:32 2010
Subject: 11.03.21 "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics, March 21-25, 2011, Atlanta, GA, USA
"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

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 March 21-25, 2011 at the Microelectronic Research Center on the 
Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Applications due by March 4, 2011,
for full consideration.

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 24 participants. The workshop will be held March 
21-25, 2011. 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 March 4, 2011. Selection and
notification of participants from the application pool will be completed
by March 11, 2011. Those selected to attend must register and pay a
workshop fee, if applicable, by March 16, 2011.  There registration fee is
$50 for students; $100 for non-student academics, and $200 for all others;
 the fee is non-refundable. 

For application and further information, go to:

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers
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