Exploring Molecular Biophysics through Computing: Session 2

Tuesday, February 20
11:00 am - 12:30 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 2, students will be introducted to simulations and computing clusters. After a brief overview, the students will perform their own simulations of a molecule. They will then get to visualize the trajectories of the molecule, which will show how biomolecules move inside of the cell.

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Ages: 14+



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