BIOS 203: Atomistic Simulations


Introducing a new mini-course, BIOS 203, MWF 9a-11:50a on 2/25/13-3/15/13.

Course Description: Theory and application of atomistic simulations needed to model and understand systems of biological relevance (proteins, DNA, small molecule therapeutic drug properties) for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and anyone with little or no experience in simulations. No prerequisites, though some familiarity with general chemistry and working with computers is a plus. The course is available to take for letter grade or credit no credit. 

Lectures (1 hr) will cover a variety of topics in electronic structure basics, molecular interactions and classical force fields, first principles energy approaches, molecular dynamics, rare event and transition-state finding techniques, protein folding, solvation methods, and more advanced techniques. 

Most of class time (2 hrs) will be dedicated to hands-on, interactive tutorials that teach theoretical and practical aspects of biochemical, atomistic simulation.

Primary Instructors: Dr. Heather J. Kulik and Prof. Todd J. Martinez.

Guest lectures by: Prof. Russ Altman, Prof. Vijay Pande…and more TBA!

Register early – class size is limited by the room size! View the official course info here.

Any questions? Contact us!

BIOS 203: Atomistic Simulations for Biochemical Applications