Call for Applications
NBCR Summer Institute 2012
*Molecular Electrostatics and Diffusion*
*Overview*: Electrostatics and molecular diffusion theories are important
in applications in molecular interactions and the supramolecular complexes.
Two important tools in this area, APBS and BrownDye, which are important in
the determination of the binding rate constant of protein-ligand
interaction, protein-protein complex formation, or enzyme-substrate
reactions. These tools also have important implications in virtual
screening and computer aided drug design.
*Goal:** *By the end of the sessions, the students should be familiar with
basic and intermediate level of knowledge of the software packages listed
(APBS, BrownDye), in modeling the formation of molecular to supramolecular
complexes and the determination of binding rate constants. Advanced users
may wish to exchange ideas with the instructors ahead of time.
*Topics:** *Computational electrostatics for biomolecular systems, Brownian
dynamics and coarse-grained modeling.
*Format:** *Presentation and hands-on tutorials
*Instructors*: Robert Konecny, Ph.D., Gary Huber, Ph.D.
*Target Audience:** *The track is geared towards beginning to intermediate
level graduate students and postdocs. Advanced users are strongly
encouraged to inquire ahead of time regarding topics of interest.
*Prerequisites:** *Basic UNIX knowledge required. Some scripting (Python,
Perl, bash, etc.) background helpful. Math background important (at least
calculus, ideally differential equations). Also, all participants are
required to bring their own laptop, preferably less than 2 years old with a
good graphics card.
*Course Materials*: Available at NBCR Public Wiki at the end of the Summer
*Application*: Please visit http://si.nbcr.net, and apply today! No
registration fees for accepted applicants.
*Important Information*: Last day to apply: July 15, 2012. Limited
scholarship support is available. A poster and a letter of recommendation
from your PI/supervisor are required.