News:Training in Molecular Modeling and Molecular Dynamics @ NIH, USA, Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016
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Training in Molecular Modeling and Molecular Dynamics @ NIH, USA, Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016

Hands-on Training in Molecular Modeling and Molecular Dynamics

Nov 29-Dec 2, 2016


Where?

National Institutes of Health

9000 Rockville Pike

Building 60, Room 162

Bethesda, MD 20892, USA


Background:

Predicting the effect of a mutation on the structure and function of a protein is not just for researchers with super-computer facilities. Thanks to public cloud computing options, anyone with basic molecular biology background can setup and run compute intensive computational modeling and dynamics experiments.


Objectives:

Participants will use popular open source tools and techniques necessary for conducting successful molecular modeling and dynamics experiments... in the cloud.


Hands-on Skills/Tools Taught

  • Ab initio protein structure modeling: QUARK / Rosetta
  • Remote homology detection: HHpred
  • Fragment-based protein structure modeling: Phyre2
  • Homology-based protein structure modeling: I-TASSER, MODELLER
  • Protein structure quality analysis: PROCHECK, WHAT_IF, Verify3D, PDB-REDO
  • Protein structure refinement: ModRefiner, ModLoop, Ramachandran plot
  • Macromolecular visualization: VMD, USCF Chimera
  • Molecular dynamics: NAMD

Highlights

  • Cloud-based, high performance computing platform
  • Cloud image freely provided to participants
  • Training provided by active NIH researchers
  • Cookbook style bound manual for all exercises
  • Direct, after training support through exclusive forum membership
  • Continuing Educational Credits

For more information and registration, please visit the following page;

Information and Registration

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