Programas de internados

El miércoles (5 de octubre) varios profesores de la Univ. de Illinois en Chicago vienen a reclutar subgraduados para sus programas de verano y programas graduados.  Quieren hablar con estudiantes de Biologia, Quimica, Ciencias de Computos, Fisica, Matematica y Ambientales. Si estan interesados o conocen a alguien que este interesado por favor diganselo.

SALON- NCN-356
HORA- 3:00pm.

Bioinformatics Seminar Tueday October 4, 2016

Dear colleagues and students: Dr. Abiel Roche Lima, has accepted our (late) invitation to give a seminar next Tuesday (October 4) in our Seminar Series. Dr. Roche Lima is a recent recruitment of the RCMI Program at the Medical School. He is an expert in Bioinformatics and will present his ongoing work at the seminar. Dr. Roche Lima’s seminar is open to the scientific community. Jose E.

Title- Bioinformatics: Introduction and Application in Biomedical Sciences

Abiel Roche-Lima, PhD.
Assistant Professor – Bioinformatics
University of Puerto Rico
Medical Science Campus
RCMI Program

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time- Noon
Place- UPR Rio Piedras, Julio Garcia Diaz Building, Room 123

Seminar: “BIG DATA” y el futuro prometedor de la estadística aplicada

Recurso:

Dr. Rafael A. Irizarry
School of Public Health
Harvard University
Dana Farber Cancer Center
Professor of Biostatistics and
Computational Biology

Coordinadores:

Dra. Heidi Figueroa
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

Dr. Humberto Cavallín
Escuela de Arquitectura

AGOSTO 24

11:30AM – 1:00PM

Anfiteatro Manuel Maldonado Denis
(CRA-108), Facultad de Ciencias Sociales
CONFERENCIA BIG DATA

Workshop: mRNAseq on non-model organisms

The Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-Bd2K) project is pleased to announce a workshop on the analysis of mRNAseq data from non-model organisms. The workshop will be held Friday August 19 and Saturday August 20, 2016 in the Computer Science Department of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.

The instructor will be Dr. C. Titus Brown, an Associate Professor from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Brown is a lead developer of the khmer software for processing next-generation sequencing data.

To register for the workshop, please fill in our online registration. Spaces are limited.

Pre-registration and mentoring meeting May 11, 2016

Pre-registration for August starts this week, we’d like to make sure all the BD2K students are enrolled in the courses they need to compete for the internship opportunities.

BD2K students please come to the meeting in room C-356, Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM.

Bring a list of courses you have completed. The table of suggested courses is available online:

Get ready for IDI-BD2K

NSF REU Program in Medical Informatics (MedIX)

The NSF REU Program in Medical Informatics (MedIX) at DePaul University and University of Chicago enters its twelfth year. We are looking for bright undergraduate students to get involved in research in the area of Medical Informatics for the summer of 2016. Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, travel support to/from the REU site, and subsistence allowance.

Important Dates:

  • March 4, 2016: Application submission deadline
  • March 30, 2016: Notification of decision
  • April 6, 2016: Confirmation of participation
  • June 13, 2016: MedIX Program Orientation
  • August 19, 2016: MedIX Program last day

Statistics on the previous REU MedIX Program (2005-2013):

  • 84% students had at least one research publication
  • 65 publications (9 journal papers, 46 conference papers, 10 extended abstracts)
  • 25% of students are in, or have finished, PhD programs; all received support
  • 18% of student participants have finished masters programs
  • 21% of student are in, or have finished, medical degrees; of those, six are active in research.

For the application form and additional information, please have your students visit the MedIX website at http://facweb.cdm.depaul.edu/research/vc/medix/index.htm or contact Dr. Daniela Raicu at draicu@cdm.depaul.edu.

Summer School for Computational Genomics, June 13-24, 2016.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is currently accepting applications for the Summer School for Computational Genomics, June 13-24, 2016. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Description: Summer School for Computational Genomics – The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY). Our big data science summer program from June 13-24, 2016, is designed for graduate students and professionals who have a strong interest in the intersection of computer science, genetics, and medicine. There will be sessions on the human genome, genetic variation, and genome technologies, and there will be introductory sessions on Unix, Python, Galaxy Toolkit, and scripting. There will also be field trips to New York Genome Center, Columbia University, and Weill-Cornell Medical Center. This program is funded through NIH grant Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) 1R25EB020393. Educational and housing costs are covered through this grant; travel stipends are also available. The selection process for participants is competitive, and those selected will be awarded the opportunity to be in the program. For more information and to apply: http://icahn.mssm.edu/creeds. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. This program strives to enhance the diversity of the biomedical big data workforce through recruitment of individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.summerprogcompgenomics

Workshop: Big Data Causal Discovery

The Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-BD2K) Program at the University of Puerto Rico is pleased to announce a workshop on Big Data causal discovery.

Wednesday Feb 17, 2016

A.   Introduction. Presentations from the Center for Causal Discovery of the University of Pittsburgh and from the UPR IDI-BD2K participant faculty. Dr. Gregory Cooper and Dr. Richard Scheines from the University of Pittsburgh and several faculty members from UPR (and other participating institutions) will briefly present their ongoing projects.  These presentations are aimed at introducing students and faculty to Big Data Projects in Causal Discovery as applied to biomedical problems and at establishing collaborations between the BD2K participants and U. Pittsburgh

Wed 17 Feb, 2016
8:30 – 11:00 am

NCN A-211
Natural Sciences
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico

B. STUDENT RECRUITMENT for Big Data Summer Research Experiences. Drs Joseph Ayoob and David Boone will be presenting information on opportunities for training of students in Big Data, particularly in summer programs for undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.

Wed Feb 17, 2016
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

NCN-A-211
Natural Sciences
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico

C.  HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Causal Discovery from Biomedical Data
Dr. Richard Scheines
University of Pittsburgh

Limited to 30 participants.  Those interested must register by writing to: jegarcia@hpcf.upr.edu

Wed February 17,  2016
1:00-3:00 pm

Julio Garcia Diaz building, room 123
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico

Seminar: Bugs, Parasites and Cities: the complex ecology of Chagas disease in Southern Peru.

The Increasing Diversity in Interdisciplinary Big Data to Knowledge (IDI-BD2K) Program at the University of Puerto Rico is pleased to announce a seminar:

Bugs, Parasites and Cities: the complex ecology of Chagas disease in Southern Peru

Dr. Michael Levy
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Noon

Julio Garcia Diaz building, room 123
Rio Piedras Campus
University of Puerto Rico