[3dem] announcement EMBO Practical Course : Scientific Programming and Data Visualisation for Structural Biology

Panne Daniel panne at embl.fr
Wed Dec 16 00:16:14 PST 2009

							Course Announcement 

	EMBO Practical Course : Scientific Programming and Data Visualisation for Structural Biology
We are pleased to announce our practical course " Scientific Programming and Data Visualisation for Structural Biology " offered at the newly constructed Advanced Training Center, EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany from May 5-7, 2010. 

The course is designed primarily for structural biologists (scientists from other disciplines are welcomed to apply). The goals of the course is to allow students to learn and master computational skills that are frequently required in less routine projects, and to learn methods of data visualization. Lecture sessions will cover data animation, Python programming for Molecular Dynamics and Drug Design, GUI development and high performance computing as well as modern programming tools on OSX.

Three (3) parallel tutorial tracks will be offered (you can only select one):
Molecular Visualization with Maya.
Scientific Programming with Python,
OS X Programming.
As part of this course each participant will initiate a project relevant to their own research area, using the newly acquired skills. Attendees are also invited to present a poster (describing their research), that would benefit from molecular visualization or new software tools. There are several fellowships available!

Deadline to submit your application is January 17, 2010, Register Today.

Tutorial Lecturers:
Alex Griekspor - Developer of the "Papers"
Gaël McGill - Expert in Molecular Movies and Animation - to view examples of his work visit MolecularMovies.org.
Ian Stokes-Rees - Harvard University Python programmer, with extensive experience in teaching.
Joint lectures will be presented by expert programmers with extensive experience in structural biology and computational approaches:
Kathryn Loving - Scientist from Schrodinger, will discuss utilizing Python in docking and macromolecular simulations.
Bernhard Lohkamp - Karolinska Institute, will discuss designing graphical user interfaces with Python.

For additional information please visit the course website.

Comments from previous participants:
"Fantastic workshop. Getting software developers and experimental biologists to talk the same language is essential.";
"The OS X course was informative and very interesting. Until this class I did not know anything about all the excellent developer tools available for writing OS X programs, and I had no idea that OS X programming would be this approachable for novices."
"[...] the Python tutorial was understandably constrained in terms of its depth. However, I think maintaining a focus on the fundamentals [...] will provide a useful foundation for those who want to apply the skills on their own."
"Gaël McGill gave a brilliant [molecular animation] presentation and tutorial".

Please feel free to  e-mail Piotrek Sliz or Daniel Panne, if you have any questions.

Daniel Panne, PhD
EMBL Group leader
Structure and Function of Macromolecular Assemblies
panne at embl.fr
Tel: +33 476 207925
Fax: +33 476 207199
Web: http://www.embl.fr
Postal address:   EMBL, 6 Rue Jules Horowitz, BP181, 38042 Grenoble Cedex
9, France

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