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AMBER Workshop 2013

Recife - Pernambuco - Brasil


Pre-Registrations open!!!


AMBER is the acronym for "Assisted Model Building with Energy Refinement", and refer both to a family of force fields developed for biomolecule simulations and to one of the worldwide most used software packages in the field. Originally developed by Peter Kollmann's group at UCSF, it is currently maintained and actively developed by a collaboration of scientists around the world, under the leadership of David Case (Rutgers University), Tom Cheatham (U. Utah), Carlos Simmerling (Stony Brook University, NY), Adrian Roitberg e Kenneth Merz (U. Florida) e Ross C. Walker (UCSD).

The AMBER Workshop event is a short course with 4-5 days dedicated to teaching Molecular Dynamics techniques through a practical introduction to the AMBER package softwares. It consists of a series of lectures followed by hands-on sessions that cover both software used and the theory behind it. AMBER Workshops have been offered in different countries by Prof. Ross C. Walker and Adrian E. Roitberg, with the support of other AMBER developers. Some of the recent workshops include:


  • 2012: Imperial College, London, UK
  • 2011: Institute for Biomedical Research, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2010: Dusseldorf University, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • 2010: Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
  • 2009: University of California at Merced, California, USA
  • 2009: University of Westminster, London, UK
  • 2008: Imperial College, London, UK
  • 2008: Bergen University, Norway


AMBER Workshop in Pernambuco, Brazil

On the week of October, 7-11, 2013 we will host in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, the first ever AMBER Workshop in the southern hemisphere, with the confirmed presence of Ross Walker, Adrian Roiberg and Scott LeGrand.

The event is intended for graduate students, post-docs and faculty with an interest on learning more about the techniques of Molecular Dynamics. Due to the need for direct interaction between the instructor and the students, the number of participants is limited to 40.






More information

More information on the confirmed instructors and the preliminary program are available.