Welcome to the Computational Biophysics Harrington Symposium Web Page!
March 10th Annocuement: Due to the COVID-19 global outbreak, the symposium has been canceled. Our top priority is everyone’s heath and well-being.
Please contact Mike Schnieders with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, March 26th to Saturday, March 28th, 2020
The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705
All out of town speakers have rooms reserved for them at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center for Thursday, March 26th and Friday, March 27th (paid for by the Harrington Fellows Program).
Thursday, March 26th: Informal Reception at 6pm at Gabriel’s Café (located on the hotel side lower lobby, inside the University Avenue entrance).
Friday, March 27th: All Day Symposium & Dinner -- 8:00am to ~8:30pm (see details below).
Saturday, March 28th: Student Presentations & Informal Workshop for Collaborations -- 8:30am to noon (Engineering Education and Research Center (EER), Room 1.518, 2501 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712).
Friday Symposium Schedule:
Location: The AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided).
All talks are 25 minutes, with 5 minutes reserved for questions and discussion.
8:00am to 8:30am, Breakfast
8:30am to 9:00am, Carlos Baiz, UT Austin, "Hydrogen-bond dynamics at lipid/water interfaces: combining with ultrafast spectroscopy with MD simulations"
9:00am to 9:30am, Eric Dybeck, Pfizer, "A Comparison of Methods for Capturing Hydrate-Anhydrate Transition Thermodynamics"
9:30am to 10:00am, Ron Elber, UT Austin, "Studies of membrane structure and permeation"
10:00am to 10:15am Morning Coffee Break
10:15am to 10:45am Tim Fenn, Prevail Therapeutics
10:45 am to 11:15am Justin McCallum, University of Calgary, "Approximating conformational distributions using Boltzmann Generators."
11:15 am to 11:45am Jean-Philip Piquemal, Sorbonne Université
11:45pm to 12:15pm Jay Ponder, Washington U. in St. Louis, "AMOEBA Free Energy Calculations: Lessons from the SAMPL7 Host-Guest Challenge"
12:15am to 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm to 1:45pm Josh Rackers, Sandia National Lab
1:45pm to 2:15pm Pengyu Ren, UT Austin
2:15pm to 2:45pm Michael Schnieders, U. Iowa
2:45pm to 3:15pm Jana Shen, U. of Maryland, "Developing a pH stat for all-atom PME molecular dynamics: progress and challenges."
3:15pm to 3:30pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:30pm to 4:00pm Lauren Webb, UT Austin, "Experiments and Simulations of Electrostatic Fields in Proteins."
4:00pm to 4:30pm Wei Yang, Florida State U.
4:30pm to 5:00pm Dan Zuckerman, Oregon Health & Science University, "Why and how to use non-Markov information in analyzing multi-trajectory datasets."
5:00pm to 6:30pm Break
6:30pm to ~8:30pm Group Dinner at the Carillon (located within the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center).
We thank the UT Austin Harrington Fellows Program for funding this symposium.
Michael Schnieders, U. of Iowa
Pengyu Ren, UT Austin