Computational Modelling and Simulations of Biological Systems
Theoretical and Practical Course and Workshop
February 22th - March 5th, 2010
Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
This course/workshop will present an introductory overview of state-of-the-art computational techniques applied to biomedical research as well as facilitate the interaction and networking between specialized research groups from different countries from the Latin American region.
- Sergio Pantano, PhD (Institut Pasteur de Montevideo)
- Dario Estrin, PhD (Depto de Qca. Inorgánica Analítica y Qca. Física, Universidad de Buenos Aires)
- Oscar Ventura, PhD (CCBG, Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República)
- Laura Coitiño, PhD, MSc (Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República)
Local Organizing Committee:
- Pablo Dans, Fernando Herrera, Matías Machado, Leonardo Darré
The event will consist of Morning Sessions, which will be open to the general public. During the week from Feb. 22 to 27 we will overview the basics concepts of Bioinformatics, Molecular Mechanics Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics and QM/MM. This first part is mainly intended to non-specialists. During the second week (March 1st to 5th) internationally recognized experts in the field will deliver seminar of cutting edge applications of Computational Methods to problems of Biological interest. A practical Course will be carried out during afternoon sessions from Feb. 22nd to March 5th. In this course, limited number of participants will be guided through practical applications of several computational techniques and specific software for molecular visualization, modelling and simulations at different levels.
Practical sessions will be limited to 30 students from South America. Participants intending to follow the practical course will be granted with Accommodation and living allowances (not valid for Uruguayan people).
Given the interdisciplinary character of the course, we will accept applications from undergraduate/PhD/postdoctoral students from Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Physics, Bioinformatics and/or Informatics.
Participants must have a basic working knowledge of biochemistry/biophysics, molecular biology and a basic familiarity with computer uses. Preference will be given to students and junior scientists below the age of 35 years. Registration for the course is limited to 30 participants.
Speakers Include: Paolo Carloni (SISSA, Italy); Richard Lavery (CNRS, Univ. Lion, France); Jorge Vila (UNSL, Argentina); Kaline Coutinho (IF-USP, Brazil); MA Chaer (IQ-UFRJ, Brazil); Dario Gonzalez-Nilo (Univ. Talca, Chile); Marc Delarue (IP-Paris, France).
Funding: grants covering accommodation (triple base) and living allowances for the duration of the Course are available to people coming from South America. Travel expenses are NOT covered.
Oral presentations: Selected applicants will be asked to deliver a short oral presentation about their current research.
Deadline: January 10th, 2010
More information: email@example.com
This course is supported by: RIIP (Reseau International des Instituts Pasteur) and AMSUD/Pasteur.