TCB Hands-on Workshop in Boston

Welcome to the
Computational Biophysics Workshop in Boston

The Colonnade Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts
December 5-9, 2004

Modeling the molecular processes of biological cells is a craft and an art. Techniques like theoretical and computational skills can be learned through training, but meaningful applications are achieved only with experience and sensitivity. The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group offered a workshop, attempting to teach both the craft and art of modeling through learning by doing. Twenty participants attended the workshop held at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Participants learned how to stretch proteins, pull water through molecular channels, mine genomic data, and study their favorite biomolecules. After lectures and discussions in the morning, afternoons were devoted to hands-on computer laboratories where participants delved into 300 pages of tutorials, on laptops humming with computational biology software, e.g., VMD and NAMD