[Bioclusters] Call for Participation: NBCR Summer Institute 2007-- Cyberinfrastructure and Multiscale Modeling Approaches

Wilfred Li wilfred at sdsc.edu
Tue May 15 12:24:28 EDT 2007

The National Biomedical Computation Resource (http://nbcr.net
<http://nbcr.net/> , NBCR) is pleased to present its second annual
Summer Institute (http://nbcr.net/si/2007) to be held July 30 - August
3, 2007. This training program provides an overview of
cyberinfrastructure and multiscale modeling approaches, and includes
plenary sessions 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

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
tracks. Some tracks may offer extended sessions for advanced users.

*	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 

For online access of training session materials, please visit the NBCR
Public Wiki for the Summer Institute

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. 


Registration fees are $400 for two tracks, or $250 for one track.
Registration fees are waived for out of town participants using the
campus lodging and meals plan.
The campus lodging and meals plan is $660 (6 nights), plus $110 for each
additional night.

For individuals who require campus housing and meals, the registration
deadline is July 16th. 

For individuals who do NOT need campus housing and meals, the
registration deadline is July 23rd.

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 Summer Institute. 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 <mailto:wilfred at sdsc.edu>
(wilfred at sdsc.edu). Awardees are required to present a poster during the
poster sessions. For the names of the recipients of the 2006 Summer
Institute, please visit the NBCR Summer Institute Forum

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. Please contact Teri Simas (858.534.5034,
tgraysimas at ucsd.edu) if you need additional information. 



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