The Complex Systems Division of the Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC) organized a successful hands-on Workshop on Biomolecular Computation and Data Analysis that took place every Sunday from March 23rd to April 20th, 2104. The workshop included four sessions: the state-of-the-art of molecular dynamics simulations, the Markov state model for energy landscape characterization, advanced techniques for solving the generalized Poisson-Boltzmann equation applied to bimolecular system, and the Koopman Operator method for data analysis in nonlinear complex systems. Speakers of the workshop are active researchers on these topics, and are either affiliated members or visiting scholars of the CSRC.
About 40 graduate and senior undergraduate students from several universities and research institutions participated in this workshop. They were not only introduced to the most recent research developments, but also picked up useful and practical skills through tutorial sessions, including usage of relevant software and code-writing. The students were also exposed to different researcher styles of the instructors who themselves have different disciplinary background.