Advances in Biomolecular Modelling and Simulations using CHARMM
University College Dublin, Ireland
Note: this is the OLD (June 5-8, 2012) webpage of the meeting! The link for NEW 2014 CHARMM CECAM Workshop is: ==> http://www.cecam.org/workshop-1043.html <==
Venue: The tutorial will be held in Engineering Lecture Theatre Room 326 in the University College Dublin (UCD) Engineering School (building 49 on UCD Map available at http://acam.ucd.ie/UCD.pdf ).
Getting to UCD, ACAM & nearby hotels: http://acam.ucd.ie/ACAM/Getting_to_ACAM.html
The CHARMM software is one of the oldest and most used packages for bio-molecular simulations. However, it is mainly used by researchers in the US. This tutorial will address a strong training need of the research groups associated with ACAM and other CECAM nodes throughout the EU. It will provide access to first-hand information and concrete examples on the modern simulation and analysis capabilities of the newest versions of CHARMM.
The main objective is to provide both introductory (basic training) and advanced examples on the usage of CHARMM to young researchers working in bio-molecular simulations. By completing this course, graduate students that were never exposed to CHARMM before, should be able to setup their own systems independently, and should learn where and how to access the recent help resources. At the same time, the advanced sessions will provide more experienced users an opportunity to update their knowledge about more recent capabilities of the CHARMM package. CHARMM is one of the most developed programs for molecular simulation and has a very broad range of features, addressing state-of-the-art topics in both analysis and simulation methods. This tutorial could fill in the need of a clear presentation given by some of the main developers themselves.
Note 1: There is a Eur 200 registration fee that covers two tutorial dinners, coffee breaks and sundry meeting expenses. This registration fee CAN NOT be waived for accepted participants that have submitted their online CECAM application after May 18th, 2012.
Note 2: All participants are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements in Dublin. For several local housing options, please see http://acam.ucd.ie/ACAM/Getting_to_ACAM.html
A limited number of rooms in the UCD campus is available for accepted participants at a rate of Eur 49.50 per night. Accepted participants can book their on-campus accommodation directly at:
Please note that the number of UCD on-campus rooms is small and that this housing option may not be available at all after May 18th, 2012.
Additional convenient housing is available at a variety of hotels in the larger Southern Dublin area - please see: http://www.booking.com
Nicolae-Viorel Buchete ( University College Dublin ) - Organiser
Bernard Brooks ( National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda ) - Organiser
Lee H. Woodcock ( University of South Florida, Tampa ) - Organiser