[3dem] Final Call for registration: EMBO Practical Course: Scientific Programming and Data Visualisation for Structural Biology.

Panne Daniel panne at embl.fr
Sun Jan 10 01:36:33 PST 2010

The deadline to register in the workshop is approaching and we expect the event to be sold out. If you are interested in participation please sign up before the deadline!

							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 by Gaël McGill - Expert in Molecular Movies and Animation - to view examples of his work visit MolecularMovies.org.
Scientific Programming with Python - by Ian Stokes-Rees - Harvard University Python programmer, with extensive experience in teaching.
OS X Programming - by Alex Griekspor - Developer of the "Papers".
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!

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.
Deadline to submit your application is January 17, 2010, Register Today. For additional information please visit the course website and download the poster.

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. You can also contact tutorial lecturers directly (please see section above for their contact info).

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

Piotrek Sliz
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Lecturer on BCMP

Harvard Medical School
Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics
Voice:  (617) 299-1455
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