2nd Autumn School "Biomolecular Structure and Function – Computational Approaches"
- 26 Nov 2012 - 07 Dec 2012
- Essen, Germany and Nijmegen, Netherlands
- Biomolecular Structure and Function Computational Approaches
- Universität Duisburg Essen, UMC Radboud, IRUN, DAAD, NBIC
- Vriend, Gert Prof. dr.
- Dr. Daniel Hoffman
- Gelder, van Celia Dr.
Important: this course has two periods:
Week 1 (26-30 November 2012) in Essen - Germany
Week 2 (3 - 7 December 2012) in Nijmegen - the Netherlands
- have a keen interest in the basic building-blocks of life, i.e. biomolecules, their structure, their interactions, their functional mechanisms, and evolution,
- have a good knowledge in the natural sciences proven by successful studies in biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, or related,
- are studying a Master programme in your 2nd year or have begun with a PhD project in which computational approaches are important tools for the study of life at the molecular level,
then this international Autumn School may be a good starting point for your further studies as it will allow you to learn some powerful computational techniques that will advance your capabilities in relevant areas.
About half of the places in the Autumn School are reserved for students from the institutions contributing to the Transnational Graduate Centre for Computational Biomedicine (TRAC), i.e. VU University Amsterdam, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, KU University of Leuven, University Luxembourg, Forschungszentrum Jülich, University Duisburg-Essen, but we encourage also applications from other institutions.
The autumn school will have two parts, both with a mixture of lectures, presentations, hands-on exercises, and project work.
In week 1 (26 – 30 November 2012) we will focus on methods based on physical and mathematical models of biomolecular systems. Topics of this week include molecular dynamics simulation, biomolecular electrostatics, protein-protein docking and matching, and machine learning and statistical sequence analysis.
In week 2 (3 - 7 December 2012) we will deal with methods that make empirical knowledge available for modelling proteins. Topics of this week include homology modeling, ligand docking, computational solutions for structural analysis with X-ray, NMR, SAXS, or Cryo-EM.
Additionally, we will try to fly in two distinguished scientists for honorary talks.
Further details will be available soon at the websites:
Daniel Hoffmann, Department of Bioinformatics, Centre of Medical Biotechnology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Gert Vriend, Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands