Announcing the 2015 Martini Coarse-Graining Workshop

Are you impressed by the interesting science done by using the Martini coarse-grained model, and do you want to hear from the developers about the philosophy, back-ground, current, and future developments of Martini? Moreover, do you want to practice coarse-graining skills under the guidance of Martini experts? The Martini summerschool is the place for you!



Where: University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands: link locations & directions

When: August 23-28, 2015. The workshop starts Sunday, August 23, 20:00 hours and finishes Thursday, August 27, 22:00 hours. You can travel home on Friday, August 28, but since it is a local, historical holiday for the city of Groningen (called: Gronings Ontzet or Bommen Berend), why not stay on and enjoy the festivities?

What: Lectures discussing back-ground, philosophy, and theory of coarse-graining in general and the Martini coarse-grained model in particular. Hands-on sessions experiencing aspects of the model yourself, getting practical experience with running, setting-up, and developing new or refined Martini models. Experienced users are available for guidance and discussion. For more details, see the preliminary program: link program Martini Workshop.

Who: Anyone interested. However, we assume you to have a working knowledge of the Linux operating system and some experience in running MD simulations. The idea is to let everyone work and progress at their own level, from beginner to experienced modeler, see the program: link program Martini Workshop. However, you will get more out of the workshop if you invest time in some modeling tools before the workshop. All hands-on exercises use GROMACS, version 4. If you do not have experience with GROMACS, get some practice before the workshop. That will liberate time to spend on learning coarse-graining instead of on learning GROMACS.

Costs: 200 Euro registration fee. For this money, you get coffee/tea during breaks (but no lunches), drinks and snacks during the poster session, a workshop dinner, printed material, and expert input during lectures and hands-on sessions. Travel and accommodation are your own responsibility. We have arranged special offers if you book your hotel early. The hotel room will cost you at least € 40,25 per night (room shared by 2 persons, no breakfast, incl. tourist tax).

Application Procedure: REGISTRATION IS  NOW CLOSED.

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