[BiO BB] NBCR Summer Institute 2007 -- Cyberinfrastructure and Multiscale Modeling Approaches

Wilfred Li wilfred at sdsc.edu
Sat Jun 30 02:32:16 EDT 2007

Announcement: NBCR Summer Institute 2007 -- Cyberinfrastructure and
Multiscale Modeling Approaches

The National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) is pleased to
present its second annual Summer Institute to be held Jul 30 - August 3,
2007. This training program will provide an overview of
cyberinfrastructure and multiscale modeling approaches, and will include
a mini-symposium and hands-on training sessions using the tools
essential for cutting edge biomedical research. NBCR's goal in offering
this Summer Institute is to broaden the impact of these tools and work
closely with the biomedical community in future developments, while
offering significant opportunities for networking among researchers and

Training Sessions

Each of the following topics represents a parallel track that will meet
half days, for four days. Each participant may sign up for up to two

Cluster and Grid Computing
Programming Scalable Scientific Applications Computational cardiac
electrophysiology and mechanics Molecular electrostatics and diffusion
Molecular visualization and virtual screening Integrative Studies:
Translational Biomedical Research 

Course Materials

For online access of training session materials, please visit the 2006
NBCR Public Wiki or after the Summer Institute for 2007 materials. 
The workshop is geared toward graduate students, postdocs and
researchers interested in learning how to use specific tools addressed
by this workshop and/or who are interested in understanding the role of
cyberinfrastructure in biomedical research. 

Important Dates

For individuals who do not need housing, the registration deadline is
July 23rd, and the costs are $400 for two tracks, or $250 for one track.
For individuals who require housing and meals, the registration deadline
is July 9th, and the costs are $660 (6 nights), plus $110 for each
additional night. Registration fee is waived for out of town
participants using campus lodging. All tracks are free to UCSD
affiliated participants subject to space availability, with paying
participants and those with accepted posters given higher priority. 


There are a number of scholarships awarded to defray the costs of
attending the meeting. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The
deadline for application is May 31, 2007. Notifications will be given by
June 14, 2007. Please send your CV, poster abstract, and one letter of
recommendation from or contact info for your Ph.D. advisor or immediate
supervisor to Wilfred Li. An acknowledgment of receipt of your
application will be sent within 2 days. If you don't receive such an
email, please resend and contact Teri Simas as well. 

Awardees are required to present a poster during the poster sessions.
Expenses are reimbursed after the event. Registration and pre-payment
before the registration deadline is still required. For the names of the
recipients of the 2006 Summer Institute, please visit the NBCR Summer
Institute Forum.

Schedule at a Glance
Enrollment is limited. To ensure your place in the Summer Institute
program and to help us accommodate you, we ask that you register as
early as possible.

May 31st, 2007, scholarship application 

June 14th, 2007, scholarship decision 

July 16th, campus housing and meals registration 

July 23rd, last day for registration 

July 30th, mini-symposium 

July 31 - Aug 3, training sessions. 

Aug 2, Conference Dinner and Certificate Ceremony. 

Please contact Teri Simas (858.534.5034, tgraysimas at ucsd.edu) for
further information

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