Course Description

Predicting the effect of a mutation on the structure and function of a protein is not just for researchers with super-computer facilities. Thanks to public cloud computing options, anyone with basic molecular biology background can setup and run compute intensive computational modeling and dynamics experiments.

Simultaneous access to two screens is highly recommended for adequate learning experience. Examples include two laptops, one computer with two screens, one laptop and one tablet, etc.


Participants will be introduced to popular open-source tools and techniques necessary for performing successful molecular modeling and dynamics studies, evaluating the quality of the relevant experimental input and modeling-generated data, and visualizing these data in a meaningful way. Our focus will be on the essential considerations behind the practical applications and useful tips for appropriate decision making, highlighted by intuitive hands-on exercises.


Protein structure visualization and quality assessment, including electron density data

(e.g. PyMOL / VMD)

Overview of homology modeling (e.g. Modeller)

Introduction to molecular dynamics: minimization and equilibration

Who should attend

  • Researchers and academics interested in learning tools to explore, visualize and understand biomolecular structures and their functions
  • Clinicians, researchers and academics who want to predict the effect of mutations or drug molecules on the structure and function of a protein, using three-dimensional structural modeling and molecular dynamics
  • Program administrators who would like to learn about the limitations and requirements of cutting-edge, structure-based modeling/dynamics methods and tools.

Course format

Duration: three workshop days, six sessions (one morning and one afternoon per day)

The course will include introductory lectures and hands-on sessions.


Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours. One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.1 CEUs.

Refund Policy

100% tuition refund for registrations canceled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.

50% tuition refund for registrations canceled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop.

No refund will be issued for registrations canceled 3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.


All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at registration@faes.org.

Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day.

All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.


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Section Title
Molecular Modeling and Molecular Dynamics: Hands-on Training
Sep 01, 2021 to Sep 03, 2021
Fee (Includes Tuition and Technology Fee)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout $1,250.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 25, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 25, 2021
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