Molecular simulation has become an important tool in the molecular sciences, which offers insight at a level often unattainable experimentally. With the broad availability of computational resources, more and more scientists with a background in wet-lab experiments enter the field and perform simulations of complex molecular systems. This practical course will cover key topics in the area of Biomolecular Modelling and Simulation. It is organised as a blocked course, offering participants a stimulating atmosphere for learning, the possibility to gain hands-on experiences on their own research projects and a forum for informal networking and scientific exchange with lecturers, tutors and fellow participants.
Every afternoon, we will run hands-on tutorials. An introductory test system will be available, but more importantly, participants are encouraged to bring their own research questions. During the first day, we will try to accommodate working on these problems as much as possible and work with participants to study a specific aspect of their own projects. While the theoretical sessions will be of a general nature, the hands-on sessions will be performed with the GROMOS software for molecular simulation. Participants can bring their own computers, and we will provide pre-installed live-sticks to run the tutorials. Some computers will be available at the course location for participants who cannot bring their own computer.
There will be a maximum of 25 participants in this course. In your registration, please fill out the motivation to take part in the course, explain your previous experience and share your thoughts on what you hope to achieve by performing molecular simulations. Also, please state if you will bring your own computer and if you have experience with linux. We will inform participants of acceptance to the school by the end of Mai.