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Schulten and Tajkhorshid to host workshop on Computational Biophysics

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This “hands on” workshop on computational physics, which has Consortium Members Klaus Schulten and Emad Tajkhorshid as co-hosts, will explore 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 and membrane proteins, mechanisms of molecular motors, trafficking in the living cell through water and ion channels, 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 parallel computers and steered molecular dynamics simulations.

The workshop forms part of the NIH-sponsored Workshops on Theoretical and Computational Biophysics and will take place on February 11 – 15, 2012. It is designed for students and 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 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. Enrollment limited to 20 participants.

Klaus Schulten and Emad Tajkhorshid are members of the Computational Modeling core. Tajkhorshid also collaborates in the Structural Dynamics of ABC Transporter and Conformational Dynamics in the CLC Channel/Transporter Family projects.

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Shohei Koide presenting at University of Chicago’s Biophysical Discussions on 1/10

As part of the University of Chicago Institute for Biophysical DynamicsBiophysical Discussions series, MPSDC Member Shohei Koide will give a talk with Alex Ruthenburg titled:

Epigenetics: new information carriers and new technologies

The discussion will take place on Tuesday, January 10 at 12pm in Room W301 at the Gordon Center for Integrative Science, 929 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL.

Shohei Koide is the PI for the Synthetic Antigen Binder (SAB) Generation and Crystallography core and co-PI for the Phage Display Synthetic Toxin Pipeline core.


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MPSDC Symposium & 3rd Annual Meeting scheduled for May in Chicago

The Gleacher Center is the downtown home of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. The work of internationally known architect Dirk Lohan, grandson of Mies van der Rohe, the striking and expansive stone and glass structure rises six stories above the Chicago River.The Gleacher Center

The Membrane Protein Structural Dynamics Consortium (MPSDC) 3rd Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. The Gleacher Center is located at:

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611
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Please save the date and stay tuned for more details, including hotel accommodations and a mandatory registration form.

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