About COMPBIO

The University of Montana, with its collaborators in Asia, is organizing two advanced studies workshops in computational biology. The first workshop will be held in Malaysia in 2022, and the second one in Singapore in 2023. Perdana University in Malaysia, the National University of Singapore, the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research of Singapore, and the National Super Computing Center of Singapore are the collaborators in Asia for the workshops. Two 12-day-long workshops will focus on interactive lessons,and collaborative work on participants' own research projects, as this approach has been successful in previous computational biology workshops. For 1-3 hours each morning participants will receive didactic instruction in a wide range of computational biology subjects, covering analysis of sequence data, molecular modeling, molecular dynamics, and other advanced topics. For the remainder of the day, participants focus on interactive, hands-on training. They will have the opportunity to work on the individual project they proposed to the workshop. Such flexibility will allow the students to choose a project based on their interest, background, and need and learn at their own pace. The first workshop in Malaysia focuses on computational biology's fundamental aspects, whereas the second workshop in Singapore focuses on more recent developments in computational biology. We expect most of the students attending the first workshop to join the second workshop to further their computational biology skills and knowledge.