||The workshop will explore physical models and computational approaches used for the simulation of biological systems and the investigation of their function at both atomic and cellular level. The course will be based on case studies including the properties of mechanical proteins, DNA sequencing using nanopores, bioinformatic analysis, and signaling pathways. Relevant physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and computational methods will be introduced, including force fields and algorithms used in molecular modeling, molecular dynamics simulations on GPU and parallel computers, steered molecular dynamics simulations, and computational nano-biology.
The workshop is designed for researchers and students 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 participants will be able to set up and run simulations. Those interested in attending must apply and be accepted into the workshop. Enrollment limited to 20 participants. All participants are required to bring their own laptop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. Registration fees and important dates are described below.