NSF Summer School on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Summer School on Theoretical

and Computational Biophysics

Free Energy of Glycerol Transport

The summer school will explore a wide range of physical models and computational approaches used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of their function at an atomic level. The course will be based on case studies including the properties of membranes, mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, signaling pathways, visual receptors, and photosynthesis. 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, steered molecular dynamics simulations, and combined quantum mechanical - molecular mechanical calculations.
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 will be followed by hands-on computer labs in which students will be able to set up and run simulations.

Computational Approaches for Simulation of Biological Systems

June 2 - 13, 2003

Theoretical & Computational Biophysics Group
University of Illinois
Beckman Institute
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801


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L. Kale (UIUC)
M. Klein (U. Penn)
I. Kosztin (U. Missouri)
T. Martinez (UIUC)
T. Schlick (NYU)
K. Schulten (UIUC)
Z. Schulten (UIUC)
R. Skeel (UIUC)
E. Tajkhorshid (UIUC)

Participation fee: $50 students; $100 all others
(6/1-6/14) and all course materials will be provided
Registration (deadline 4/2) and selection of participants (4/15) are complete.
The summer school is fully booked, and no further applications can be considered.

Scalable MD -- NAMD

Further details will be posted here at a later date. If you have questions regarding the 2003 Summer School, contact the organizers:

The Summer School will be held at the Beckman Institute on the UIUC campus and is sponsored in part by:
NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Department of Physics
Computational Science and Engineering Program
The Materials Research Laboratory

Combined Research-Curriculum Development Program

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