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Please note this course takes place over three days:


Workshop 1: 10th December

Workshop 2: 11th December

Workshop 3: 12th December

Course Aim

Computational methods are providing increasing amounts of insight into fundamental properties of molecular interactions. Furthermore they can be used as a complementary method to many biophysical techniques and as such are useful tools for many experimental scientists. This course aims to provide an introduction to some of these computational methods. The emphasis is on learning how to actually perform some of these methods and whilst it is not possible to become an instant expert, attendees should, at the end of the course, be in a better position to know what in principle is possible and where to seek further information. Because of the practical nature of the sessions, attendees should attend the course in its entirety.

Course Format

2.5 days full time course consisting of lectures and practical sessions

Course Content

(may vary each year)

  • Introduction to the course 
  • Introduction to Molecular Dynamics 
  • Practical Session - Molecular Dynamics 
  • Introduction to Free energy calculations 
  • Practical Free energy calculations 
  • Introduction to homology modelling 
  • Practical Session — homology modelling

Course Length

2.5 days.

Participant Numbers

Max 35

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.


Vicarious Trauma Workshop 28 May - this is run by the Social Sciences Division and places are subject to availability.

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) workshop, 6 June. Open to all University students, researchers and staff. Provided by Research Services, Oxford University Innovation and the Careers Service.

'Academic English' courses available at the Oxford University Language Centre to help international students and staff improve their academic communication.

Limited spaces available for non-RDM MSD research staff on the RDM Learning and Development programme

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during April-July.

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Three Minute Thesis Competition launched, deadline 25 May 

Writing a medical conference abstract 11 June

How and why to undertake a systematic review 21 June 

Forthcoming events

Scientific Computing in MATLAB

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9am - 5pm

This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

Preparing for learning and teaching at Oxford

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10am to 4pm

This course is scheduled each term.

Large group and lecturing

Monday, 03 June 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled each term.

Transfer of Status

Tuesday, 04 June 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

Writing a transfer report

Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 2pm to 5pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

Research Group Leadership

Monday, 10 June 2019, 9.30am to 4pm