Exploring Molecular Biophysics through Computing: Session 1

Tue, February 13
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


In this series of workshops for students from the Urban League of Springfield, students will be exposed to the interface between chemistry, biology, physics, and computing.  We will discuss biomolecular structure (e.g. proteins and DNA) and how simulations may be used to study cellular dynamics with high-performance computing. 

This series of workshops with Professor Paul Whitford of Northeastern University is designed for high school students. Ideally, each student will know that a molecule is a collection of atoms that are covalently bonded. Other than this, minimal prior background is needed.

During Session 1, students will learn about biomolecules such as proteins and DNA and their functions in cells. They will visualize these molecules using computer software.  Students will be able to interact with (zoom in, move, rotate, change representation, etc) the visualizations.

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Ages: 14+



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