AMBER Workshop. 3-6 May, 2011 - Barcelona



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AMBER (an acronym for Assisted Model Building with Energy Refinement) is a family of force fields and programs for molecular dynamics of biomolecules originally developed by the late Peter Kollman's group at the University of California, San Francisco. It is maintained by an active collaboration between David Case at Rutgers University, Tom Cheatham at the University of Utah, Kenneth Merz at Florida, Carlos Simmerling at Stony Brook University, Adrian Roitberg at the University of Florida and Ross C Walker at the University of California, San Diego.

A number of workshops that teach Molecular Dynamics via practical introduction to the AMBER Molecular Dynamics Software have been taught over the years by Ross C. Walker and Adrian E. Roitberg assisted by other members of the AMBER development team.


These workshop last 4 days and consist of lectures, about 3 hours per day, and hands-on tutorials, about 5 hours per day.


Attendees consist of Graduate students and postdocs as well as few faculty members interested in learning about Molecular Dynamics techniques. The number is limited by the availability of hardware for the hands-on tutorials. These require each student to have access to a desktop running Linux. Student number is limited to 40.

Recent workshops include

  1. University of Dusseldorf, Germany. April 2010
  2. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, Feb 2010
  3. UC Merced, California, USA, July 2009
  4. University of Westminster, London, UK, April 2009
  5. Imperial College London, UK, July 2008
  6. University of Bergen, Norway, June 2008