ACENET: Molecular Dynamics Workshop

Tue, Apr 6, 2021 1:30pm - Tue, Apr 27, 2021 3:30pm

Status: Completed

This workshop is designed to be a practical introduction to the method of molecular dynamics simulations.

It is intended for students with no prior knowledge. Students will be guided to using various structure prediction software to model missing protein and RNA segments, AMBER and NAMD software for performing simulations of biomolecular systems, VMD for visualizing trajectories and manipulating PDB files, and Python for analyzing and plotting simulation data. The workshop will be conducted in four two hour long hands-on sessions over two weeks.

This workshop will take place on:

Molecular Dynamics Basics - Tuesday, April 6th - 1:30-3:30pm (Atlantic time)

Visual Molecular Dynamics - Tuesday, April 13th - 1:30-3:30pm

Building Complex Simulation Systems - Tuesday, April 20th - 1:30-3:30pm

MD Simulation and Analysis .- Tuesday, April 27th - 1:30-3:30pm

You do need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages. 

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).

Instructions for how to join the workshop will be sent out one day prior to the first session.