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Gulf Coast Consortia Updates

Jan 18, 2018, 06:00 AM by Melodi Moore


A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center


The CPRIT-funded Computational Cancer Biology Training Program (CCBTP)  (CPRIT RP170593; Program Director Dr. Monte Pettitt, UTMB) welcomes  a new postdoctoral fellow who will be conducting research at the interface of computational and physical science with basic and clinical cancer biology: Willie Hsu, Pharmacology & Toxicology, UTMB, mentors Lawrence Sowers and Yuriy Fofanov, both UTMB.


 Registration open: Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Stewardship, January 18-19, 2018
Registration is closed, however, onsite registration and payment will be available with a late registration processing fee in addition to the regular registration fee.

This outstanding 3 day conference (now packed into 2 days due to the weather) is packed with global leaders in antimicrobial resistance research, stewardship, and policy. Keynote speakers include Helen Boucher, MD. Tufts University and Ramanan Laxminarayan, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy and Princeton University.  Special invited speakers include Louis Rice, Brown University; Victor Torres, New York University; Karen Bush, Indiana University; David Greenberg, UT Southwestern; Maria F. Mojica, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia;  Alexander Mankin, University of Illinois at Chicago; Yohei Doi, University of Pittsburgh; Angela Caliendo, Brown University; Blake Hanson, UTHealth; Ashley Robinson, U Mississippi; Tim Peto, University of Oxford; Barry Kreiswirth, Rutgers University; Lorena Diaz, Universidad El Bosque, Bogota, Colombia;  Nimalie Stone, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jason Newland, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis; Barbara Trautner, Baylor College of Medicine; Frank Tverdek, MD Anderson; Kristi Kuper,  Vizient, Inc.; Kevin Garey, University of Houston; Blake Hanson, UTHealth, and M. Michael Shabot, Memorial Hermann Health System.  This conference will take place in the Bioscience Research Collaborative Auditorium and Event Space.  See conference website for more information. 

Registration open: First Center for Neuroscience and Machine Learning NeuroNex Workshop, January 25

The goal of this workshop  is to develop statistical and analytical tools to infer and interpret multivariate interactions from neural data. Our first workshop will introduce the problems we aim to address, the statistical and mathematical tools as well as the types of data we will use to answer them. Trainees or researchers interested in collaborating or joining the project are encouraged to attend. Registration.

Registration open: GCC for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience 15th Annual Conference, January 26

Confirmed speakers include Stuart Geman, James Manning Professor of Applied Mathematics, Brown University; Cristina Savin, Assistant Professor of Neural Science and Data Science, New York University Center for Data Science; Shaul Druckman, Visiting Scientist and Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus; and Robert Rosenbaum, Assistant Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame.  The conference and poster session will be at the BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St.  Organizers are Fabrizio Gabbiani, Baylor College of Medicine; Krešimir Josić, University of Houston; Xaq Pitkow, Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine; Harel Shouval, UT Health Science Center.  Registration Questions, contact Karen Ethun.


Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Computational Cancer Biology

The GCC’s Computational Cancer Biology Training Program is again offering a 10-week summer undergraduate program at the Texas Medical Center, funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates will have the opportunity to gain a hands-on interdisciplinary outlook on the problems presented in fundamental cancer research, while interacting with current Computational Cancer Biology Training Program postdoctoral fellows, attending talks and a short course on responsible conduct of research, and participating in an end of summer multi-disciplinary judged poster session. Program dates are  May 30 - August 3, 2018.  US Citizens or Permanent Residents eligible. See eligibility, application and program information here.  Application deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018.

Save the date: Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop, February 14

1st place winner of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2017 Innovations in Research and Research Education Award, this exciting workshop brings together highly acclaimed experts in rigor and reproducibility in research topics including data analysis, experimental design, resource sharing, publication and reporting, and more.  With speakers and facilitators from all 7 of our GCC institutions, this interactive workshop has proven to be very effective as well as a lot of fun.  More information Soon. Registration.

Save the date: Translational Pain Research 8th Annual Symposium, April 6

Confirmed speakers include Alyssa Brewer, UC Irvine; Ru Rong Ji, Duke University; Rebecca Seal, University of Pittsburgh; and Greg Neely, University of Sydney.  Please plan to join us for this outstanding symposium.  More information soon.