We are excited to announce our Stanford-Sweden summer modeling workshop, to be held in Uppsala 20-22 June. This workshop brings together scientists from the Bay Area, Sweden, and the wider world to discuss late-breaking research on simulation of macromolecules and complexes, spanning levels of resolution from coarse to fine. We will discuss structure prediction, dynamics, sampling, assembly, and aggregation from both a computational and experimental perspective. We will also give tutorials on simulation software, such as SimTK Simbody, DOCK_Blaster, and MMB/RNABuilder. Please post the attached flyer on your departmental email list, on physical bulletin boards, or otherwise circulate widely. Details on the program will be posted on our event page as they become available: http://xray.bmc.uu.se/flores/Stanford-Sweden-workshop-2011
Thanks, and hope you can make it!
Samuel Flores, Johan Åqvist, Erik Lindahl, and Michael Levitt
About the author: Samuel Flores (samuelfloresc AT gmail.com): I write easy to use multiresolution modeling software which helps predict how large biological molecules form and move. I and my collaborators have applied it to lots of problems, such as group I and group II intron structure, ribosome hybridization, and telomerase elongation. I’m also working on antibody design and other viral applications. Currently I’m extending my software, MMB, to handle huge complexes even more efficiently. A new feature called “physics where you want it” will let you apply a physics-based force field to a restricted region of your complex, e.g. an active site or interface, while treating the rest with coarser forces and kinematics. MMB will also start reading electron densities and other experimental data, expanding the types of constraints that can be used for modeling.