2018 Mathematical Challenges of Single Cell Dynamics


(Eric M. Johnson Chavarria) #1

Dear Single Cell Colleagues,

Please forward this summer residential workshop opportunity to the single cell community who may be interested. Deadline to apply is Feb 28th 2018. Flier is attached in link below

Thank you,
Eric

Eric M. Johnson Chavarria, Ph.D.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Structural Biology Molecular Applications Branch (SBMAB)
Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH

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Dear Colleagues,

Please see below an opportunity for early stage investigators (Assistant and new Associate Professors) to participate in the 2018 Data Science Innovation Lab on Mathematical Challenges of Single Cell Dynamics.

Best,
Eric

Eric M. Johnson Chavarria, Ph.D.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Structural Biology Molecular Applications Branch (SBMAB)
Division of Cancer Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH


The BD2K Training Coordinating Center is organizing an Innovation Lab to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations among quantitative and biomedical researchers to address mathematical challenges in single cell dynamics. The purpose of the 2018 Data Science Innovation Lab is to foster the development of new interdisciplinary teams via a facilitated and mentored format to tackle the technology and mathematical challenges which are creating roadblocks in utilization of single cell multimodal data acquisition, compatibility, and its wider integration.

What: 2018 Data Science Innovation Lab: Mathematical Challenges of Single Cell Dynamics
When: June 25th - 29th, 2018
Where: Bend, Oregon
How: http://www.bigdatau.org/innovationlab2018
Email: bigdatau@ini.usc.edu
Deadline to apply: Feb 28th 2018

The Innovation Lab process entails participation in an intensive five-day residential workshop in order to facilitate the development of new teams of early-career biomedical and quantitative investigators who generate multidisciplinary cooperative research programs through a real-time and iterative mentoring process. The concept of the Innovation Lab program is to organize intensive multidisciplinary interactions involving around 30 participants, with the aim of developing new and bold approaches to address grand challenge questions for topics that could benefit from a fresh or divergent perspective. Prior knowledge of research at this interface is not required; rather, applicants with either quantitative or biomedical expertise who demonstrate their willingness to engage in collaborative multidisciplinary research are sought. Teams are highly encouraged to develop proposals for submission to funding agencies after the conclusion of the workshop. Professional facilitators and senior scientists (mentors) with relevant expertise and exposure to the topic area assist the participants. The scientific experts serve as mentors and act as impartial referees during the process. Working under the guidance of the mentors, participants will form teams during the workshop to develop interdisciplinary projects to solve mathematical challenges arising from a biomedical research question involving single cell dynamics.

The current mentors for the 2018 Innovation Lab are:
• Dr. James Eberwine
• Dr. Laura Heiser
• Dr. John Lowengrub
• Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti
• Dr. Navin Varadarajan

You can also find more information about our current mentors for the Innovation Lab at: https://bigdatau.ini.usc.edu/innovationlabmentors2018.

On behalf of the BD2K Training Coordination Center and 2018 Data Science Innovation Lab organizing committee:
Eric M. Johnson Chavarria (NIH), Jennifer Couch (NIH), Jack Van Horn (USC), Jeana Kamdar (USC) and Nandini Kannan (NSF)

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