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Tutorial Details: Introduction to Computer Protein Modeling

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: 402 Walter
Instructor(s): Can Erol Ergenekan, MSI

Computational modeling of proteins is a complex task, and there are many computational tools out there to answer many types of questions. This lecture will give those unfamiliar with the tools of protein molecular mechanics an idea of what tools are available in the field and what kinds of questions these tools can help answer.

We will touch on a wide array of computational techniques used to model protein structure, including Energy Minimizations, homology modeling, Monte Carlo simulations, and various types of Molecular Dynamic simulations, and will discuss what kind of information can be gathered from such techniques.

This tutorial will also be webcast. Instructions for accessing the tutorial via live streaming video can be found at

Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic biochemistry/chemistry concepts is helpful