Biophysics Workshops

BioPhest 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Welcome to this year's AZ Biophest Meeting, the tenth in the series, which will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics at ASU. This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks and lively discussion. We especially welcome presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics.

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Membrane Proteins

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Friday, May 17, 2013

The Workshop on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Membrane Proteins is sponsored by Arizona State University and the Center for Biological Physics. This workshop will explore the structure, dynamics and function of membrane proteins. A key emphasis of the workshop is connecting theory and experiment. Recent developments both in the types of structure/function data that is available and the ability to perform calculations of sufficient sophistication are providing new opportunities to...

BioPhest 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Welcome to this year's AZ Biophest Meeting, the eighth in the series, which will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics at ASU. This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks and lively discussion. We especially welcome presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics.
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Workshop on large scale simulations in materials science and biophysics

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The application of atomistic methods to problems of materials science and biophysics is hindered by complexity introduced by the large number of components involved. Significant progress in both biological physics and materials science have been made which apply electronic structure theory or atomistic (or coarse-grained) simulation techniques to uncover the new science and understanding in theses areas The goal of the Workshop is to highlight algorithmic developments, applications, and new...

Protein Folding Pathways

Sunday, May 9, 2010 - Thursday, May 13, 2010

Protein Folding Pathways is a workshop sponsored by the Arizona State University and the Center for Biological Physics. This workshop will discuss the dynamic and thermodynamic properties of protein folding and flexibility. Simulation and theoretical methods will be discussed in application to protein stability, folding, specific pathways and enzymatic activity. The combination of leading experts in theory and experiment is aimed to promote a discussion of how to integrate the recent...

Proteins and Water

Sunday, May 10, 2009 - Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Proteins and water is a workshop sponsored by the Arizona State University and the Center for Biological Physics. This workshop will discuss the dynamic and thermodynamic properties of the protein-water interface and the influence of the particular hydration structure of solvated proteins on their biological function. Simulation and theoretical methods will be discussed in application to protein stability, folding, and enzymatic activity. The combination of leading experts in theory and...

Arizona BioPhest 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Welcome to this year's AZ Biophest Meeting, the sixth in the series, which will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics at ASU. This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks and lively discussion. We especially welcome presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics.

Beyond crystallography: Structure of nanostructured materials

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The objective of this workshop is to discuss ways to characterize complex materials using scattering techniques. The materials include,zeolites, maganites and glasses and experimental techniques include x-ray and neutron scattering, XAFS etc. Computer simulations play an important role in incorporating the known local stereochemistry with the experimental results to produce a more complete description of the structure, including structural disorder that is often present. Participation is by...

Geometrical Simulation Techniques

Sunday, May 11, 2008 - Thursday, May 15, 2008

The objective of this workshop is to discuss computer simulation techniques to determine the motion of biomolecules, with particular emphasis on how these methods can be extended and new methods developed to study the biologically relevant motions in large biomolecular complexes. Simulation mathods that involve geometrical methods as an important component will be discussed as well as the relationship to robotics, games theory etc. Participation is by invitation only and will be capped at 30...

Arizona BioPhest 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Biological Physics studies the Physics of Life Processes by applying the quantitative physical sciences approach to outstanding problems in Biology while also feeding crucial insights thus obtained back into Physics.

Quantitative Approaches to Early Development

Sunday, May 20, 2007 - Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Quantitative Approaches to Early Development is a workshop sponsored by Arizona State University and the ASU Center for Biological Physics. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together a select group of some of the world's leading scientists in quantitative methodologies. The group we have identified includes scientists with backgrounds in cell and developmental biology, as well as physics, mathematics, and engineering. All have unique expertise in various aspects of quantitative...

Flexibility, Rigidity and Motion in Biomolecules

Sunday, May 14, 2006 - Thursday, May 18, 2006

The objective of this workshop is to discuss computer simulation techniques to determine the motion of biomolecules, with particular emphasis on how these methods can be extended and new methods developed to study the biologically relevant motions in large biomolecular complexes. As well as reviews of currently available methods, there will be discussions of how to best to propel this field forward, with special attention given to input assumptions, and comparison with experimental...

New Developments in Quantum Monte Carlo Techniques

Sunday, May 14, 2006 - Thursday, May 18, 2006

The conference will bring together experts on quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) techniques. These computational algorithms are one of the most accurate ab initio techniques. Developments in this area benefit chemistry, sensor technology, materials science, and other areas where accurate solutions to the Schrodinger's equation are needed. Conference webpage is currently under construction.

Flexibility in Biomolecules

Friday, May 13, 2005 - Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The objective of the workshop is to bring together biochemists, chemists, computer scientists, mathematicians and physicists who are interested in the flexibility of macromolecules. The workshop program will cover flexible molecules on all scales from a few atoms up to biomolecular complexes with up to a million atoms.

The Structure of Nanocrystals

Sunday, December 5, 2004 - Wednesday, December 8, 2004

A workshop that brings together experts in novel scattering techniques that yield structural information about nanometer length-scale structures in materials, with people who are at the forefront of making novel nanostructured materials. Techniques include diffraction and imaging methods using advanced x-ray, neutron and electron sources.

The small number of participants and relaxed setting will facilitate in-depth discussions between...

Modeling Protein Flexibility and Motions

Saturday, July 17, 2004 - Thursday, July 22, 2004

The objective of this conference was to bring mathematicians, geometers, material scientists, and biochemists together to: (i) summarize the state of the art for modeling protein flexibility and motions using models such as frameworks, linkages, tensegrity structures, robotics kinematics, etc.; (ii) describe unsolved critical problems about current and potential models (mathematical, computational and biochemical), sorting the potential significance of various problems and potential results...

    

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