Monday, September 16, 2013

Announcing a Free Short Course: Convergence of the Sciences in Biology and Medicine (Oct. 22, 2013)

We are pleased to announce the 2013 USC PS-OC short course. This year, our topic is the convergence of the sciences in biomedicine, where biologists, engineers, mathematicians, physical scientists, and clinicians work together on tightly-integrated teams to solve biological and medical problems. We will use cancer as a motivating example, and the methods taught apply broadly across biomedicine. This free course (registration required by Oct. 17) will be of broad appeal to a multidisciplinary audience, from the advanced undergraduate level to postdoctoral students and faculty. The course will be taught by established scientists working on a variety of biological and medical problems. Topics will include:

  • Multidisciplinary tutorials:
    clinical oncology • molecular, cellular, and tissue biology • mathematical and computational modeling in biology • cutting-edge cellular measurements • data mining • pathway-based discovery • impact of stochastic processes in biology
  • Trends and examples from physical oncology
  • National Institutes of Health perspective
  • Power lunch: networking with multidisciplinary scientists
  • Q&A Panel: Working on multidisciplinary teams
  • Poster Competition (prizes for our best posters)

The course is open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral students, and faculty at USC, in Southern California, and across the US. We will have limited student travel support on a competitive basis.

For full and latest details on the short course, please visit the short course website. We'll see you there!

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