Scientific Programming and Data Visualization for Structural Biology

Venue: EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC)

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Event Date/Time: May 05, 2010 End Date/Time: May 07, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 17, 2010
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Description

The course is designed primarily for structural biologists, but scientists from other disciplines are welcome to apply. The goals of the course are to to allow students to learn and master computational skills that are frequently required in less routine projects and to learn methods of data visualization. Joint lecture sessions and three parallel tutorial tracks will be offered: Scientific Programming with Python, OSX Programming and Molecular Visualization with Maya. As part of the course, we ask students to prepare a project proposal that is relevant for their own research area.
Teachers
Confirmed Speakers

Alexander Griekspoor, mekentosj.com, United Kingdom

Bernhard Lohkamp, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Kathryn Loving, Schrodinger, United Kingdom

John McGee, The Renaissance Computing Institute, United Kingdom

Gaël McGill, Digizyme and Harvard Medical School, United Kingdom

Piotr Sliz, Harvard Medical School, United Kingdom

Ian Stokes-Rees, Harvard Medical School, United Kingdom
Registration and Payment

Please register online.


Deadline for registration is 17 January 2010.


This course has 45 places. There will be a two stage application process involving entering your contact data and then a letter of motivation. You should decide at the point of application which group you would like to be part of:

1. Python: As a part of the application, we ask students to prepare a short statement (no more than 2000 characters) detailing the main applications they currently use for their research, the programs they use to process and analyze data, and a proposal for new tools that they would like to develop using Python, which would address an outstanding need.


2. Maya: As a part of the application, we ask students to prepare a short proposal (no more than 2000 characters) that outlines how they would like to use Maya for their scientific research.


3. OSX: As a part of the application, we ask students to prepare a short statement (no more than 2000 characters) detailing their current programming proficiency, what they know about OSX programming, and what they expect to learn and be able to accomplish after taking this course.

The cost of the course is 250 EUR including 3 nights accommodation in the ISG hotel, course material and food during the course.

Venue

Meyerhofstraße 1 69117 Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany
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Additional Information

Programme Wednesday, 5 May 2010 09:00 - 12:00 Joint Lecture Session - Introductory Lectures 09:00 - 09:15 Opening remarks: Daniel Panne and Piotr Sliz 09:15 - 10:00 Data Animation with Maya: Gael McGill 10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break 10:15 - 11:00 Scientific Programming with Python: Ian Stokes-Rees 11:00 - 11:45 Modern Programming Tools on OSX: Alex Griekspoor 11:45 - 13:15 Lunch Break 13:15 - 17:45 Classes (Python, Data Animation, OSX) 17:45 - 19:15 Dinner 19:15 - 20:45 Special Lecture: Visualizing Macromolecular Processes: Daniel Panne 20:45 - 22:00 Computing Lab Open Thursday, 6 May 2010 09:00 - 10:30 Joint Software Showcase Session: Using Python for Molecular Dynamics and Drug Design: Kathryn Loving 10:30 - 10:40 Coffee Break 10:40 - 11:45 Computing classes, continued 11:45 - 13:15 Lunch Break 13:15 - 17:45 Computing classes, continued 17:45 - 19:15 Dinner 19:15 - 20:45 Joint Software Showcase Session: Data Handling with Scientific Python, examples from NMR: TBA 20:45 - 22:00 Computing Lab Open Friday, 7 May 2010 09:00 - 10:30 Joint Software Showcase Session: GUI design with Python - examples from crystallography: TBA 10:30 - 10:40 Coffee Break 10:40 - 11:45 Computing Project starts 11:45 - 13:15 Lunch Break 13:15 - 17:00 Computing Project, continued 17:00 - 17:45 Closing Lecture: Structural Biology Software Tools: Piotr Sliz 17:45 - 22:00 Dinner and Reception

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