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Date: Wed Feb 16 08:53:16 2011
Subject: 11.05.16 "Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics using NAMD and VMD
Dear Colleagues,

The National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing (www.nrbsc.org)
at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (www.psc.edu) and Carnegie
Mellon University (www.cmu.edu) will organize an

"Computational Biophysics Workshop using NAMD and VMD"

<http://www.nrbsc.org/education/workshops/namd/>

to be held May 16-20, 2011 at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The workshop will be presented by members of
the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (www.ks.uiuc.edu) from
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 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, 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.

Applications to the workshop are due by March 26, 2011.
Selection and notification of participants from the application pool
will be completed by April 4th, 2011. Registration will be
free of charge for attendees from non-profit academic institutions, and,
in addition, the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing will
cover housing costs. Participants are, however, required to cover their
own travel expenses.

Due to space and equipment constraints, the workshop is limited to 25
participants. For on-line application, go to

<http://www.nrbsc.org/education/workshops/namd/>

We look forward to receiving your application. For more information,
please contact NRBSC Administrator Christal Banks at cbanks.at.psc.edu.
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