From: Jodi Ann Hadden (
Date: Thu Sep 29 2016 - 00:27:46 CDT

*Hands-On Workshop on Computational Biophysics: November 14-18 in Atlanta,

This workshop will be presented by members of the Theoretical and
Computational Biophysics Group from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, in collaboration with the research group of JC Gumbart at
the Georgia Institute of Technology. Topics will cover instruction in
state-of-the-art molecular dynamics simulation and free energy techniques
using NAMD, analysis and visualization with VMD, and bacterial cell
simulations with Lattice Microbes. Morning lecture presentations will
introduce fundamental theory and concepts, while afternoon hands-on
computer laboratory sessions will allow participants to apply NAMD, VMD,
and Lattice Microbes directly in a series of guided tutorials. The workshop
is designed for all students and researchers in computational and/or
biophysical fields who seek to extend their expertise to include
biomolecular simulations. Experimentalists and non-specialists are
encouraged to attend and will benefit particularly from instruction in the
use of QwikMD, a new teaching software incorporating NAMD and VMD that
significantly lowers the learning curve for novice users.

For more information and to apply, visit the following website: