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Date: Tue Feb 19 15:32:13 2013
Subject: 13.06.10 'Hands-On' Workshop on Computational Biophysics using VMD, NAMD, and ProDy, June 10-14, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, NIH Center for 
Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics at the University of 
Illinois, and the BTRC Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological 
Systems from the University of Pittsburgh, are pleased to announce 
the following training opportunity:

"Hands-On" Workshop on Computational Biophysics

to be held June 10-14, 2013, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 

This workshop will be presented by members of the Theoretical and 
Computational Biophysics Group from the University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign and members of the BTRC Center for Multiscale Modeling 
of Biological Systems from the University of Pittsburgh . It will cover 
a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the 
simulation of biological systems including VMD, NAMD and ProDy. 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, signaling pathways and 
druggability simulations. 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, elastic network 
models, and steered molecular dynamics simulations. Participants are 
encouraged to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial 
sessions but computer workstations are also available.

The workshop is designed for students and 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 25 participants. 

Applications are due by May 12 for full consideration. Selection and 
notification of participants is ongoing through May 15. Those selected to
attend must confirm participation and pay applicable registrations fees 
(students, $100; $200 non-student academics, $300 all others). 
Double-occupancy housing and all course materials are included in the fee.
Participants are encouraged to bring laptops for the workshop, but 
computer workstations will be available. The workshop can neither fund 
nor arrange participant travel.

For further information and application, visit either site below:

We look forward to receiving your application!

The TCBG and CMMBS Workshop Teams
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