The school is organized as joint event with the CECAM School “BImBS 2019 – BioInformatics meets BioSimulations in protein and DNA studies: from theory to practice” (https://www.cecam.org/workshop1803).
The COST action will support 30 selected applicants to partially cover their travel and living expenses. The selection of the COST supported trainees will be carried out by a Scientific Commission composed by four members of the COST Action, involved in computational research activities. The grant will be sent only after following the training school, according to the rules of the COST Vademecum (Part B). The deadline for the application is August 20th 2019.
The BImBS school introduces to the theory and practice of the state-of-the-art bioinformatics and biosimulations techniques. In detail, the lecturers’ expertise covers the following areas:
- Bioinformatics methods applied to structural biology and drug design;
- Biosimulations based on atomistic molecular dynamics (MD), multiscale techniques and free-energy calculations.
The BImBS school program consists of 8 days, each organized in a morning theoretical session that covers 2 themes, followed by a noon practical session.
In order to give voice to the young participants and favour their interaction with the senior speakers, a poster session will be organised with a competition for the best poster presentation. An oral session of 90 minutes composed by 6 mini-talks of 15 min each is also planned for the best abstracts submitted by the attendees.
The BImBS school is directed to PhD students and postdoctoral scientists interested in bioinformatics and MD simulations. Skills in programming languages are not required, while basic knowledge of linux/unix systems and molecular graphics tools is needed. Applicants with previous experience in one of the presented techniques will have priority.
As technical note, the training material will be shared through the CECAM website. The required infrastructure, in terms of computers and software, will be made available by the host Institution USI Lugano and the organisers.