International Spring School for Graduate…
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This International Spring School uses a BootCamp format to expose the students to intensive two weeks all-day of theoretical and practical knowledge acquisition. It is especially intended for PhD students, as well as for young Researchers or Professionals in the field, who wish to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge about the Statistical Thermodynamics foundations of Molecular Dynamic Simulations, including advanced techniques and protocols. General topics covered include classical mechanics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, as well as advanced simulation techniques. Students are encouraged to bring their own projects in which the acquired knowledge will be applied.
General and Specific Goals
Assistants to this course will receive an advanced introduction to the theoretical foundations behind Molecular Dynamics, encompassing topics like thermodynamics, classic mechanics and statistical mechanics, including practical sessions where the students will apply the acquired knowledge on their own projects.
Provide to the students with:
- Introduction to thermodynamics, classical mechanics and statistical mechanics
- Familiarization with advanced techniques in molecular dynamics simulations
- Emphasis on biomolecular simulation
- Free energy calculations
- Enhanced sampling
- Simulation of students projects
University degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or related areas
- Students must bring their own laptops
Syllabus and schedule:
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- Recommended Reading
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
For those students who need to be evaluated, please inform us with time. Students should provide before December 31st a report which must include either the results of the GROMOS tutorial or their advances on their own projects. Additionally the report must include the solutions of the theoretical and numerical exercises of Tutorial 6 (see students schedule). The final presentations of Day 10 (students plans) will also be considered in the final score.
The evaluations percentages are as follows:
Students informs: 70%
Final presentations 30%
- Dr. Jose Antonio Garate. CINV, Universidad de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile.
- Dr. Tomas Perez-Acle. Computational Biology Lab, Fundación Ciencia y Vida, Santiago, Chile.
Partial economic support is kindly acknowledge to:
FONDECYT 1160574, PFB16 Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, Instituto Milenio Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaíso. ICM – Economía P09-022-F, ECM-02 Powered@NLHPC