Announcement: Workshop on Simulation Based Drug Discovery (San Diego, CA, Sept 21-25, 2015)

From: Lela Vukovic (
Date: Fri Jun 12 2015 - 21:06:22 CDT

 The National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) ( at the University of California San Diego
( and the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
(TCBG), NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( are pleased to offer a joint workshop on the theme of
molecular simulation and small molecule drug discovery:

Simulation Based Drug Discovery Workshop

to be held September 21-25, 2015 at the University of California San Diego.
Application, selection, and notification of participants is on-going
through August 20, 2015; deadline for applications is August 1, 2015.

The intensive program will introduce 12-25 students to principles, methods,
and NBCR / TCBG tools for simulating receptors (globular and membrane
bound), small molecule docking, rigorous free energy calculations, and drug
discovery strategies and workflows.

The workshop is designed for graduate students, and postdoctoral and other
researchers interested in computational drug discovery. 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. Those accepted
into the program will be encouraged to bring and work with their own drug
targets. All participants are required to bring their own laptop, prepared
for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Course materials will be provided.

Workshop slots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Women and underrepresented students are strongly encouraged to apply.

The workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical
Sciences ( and the NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling
and Bioinformatics.

We look forward to receiving your application!

TCBG Workshop Organizers

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