Outreach and Training
The Outreach and Training components of the Fluomics Program will be administered by Dr. Sumit Chanda of SBMRI. Significant efforts will be directed towards educating scientists on the application of systems-based approaches to the study of infectious disease. Importantly, we will leverage existing, well-developed infrastructure, advertising channels/mailing lists and other resources of the NIGMS-funded San Diego Center for Systems Biology (www.SDCSB.org
) to facilitate these efforts. Dr. Chanda will lead an Outreach committee that is comprised of Center PIs, which, in conjunction with feedback from the SAB/Steering committee, will ensure that the training program distinguishes itself from SDCSB by providing a specific focus on infectious disease research. The Fluomics Training component will include four areas of educational outreach:
Annual Symposium on the Systems Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions. In partnership with SDCSB, we will organize a day-long annual symposium to highlight recent advances and breakthroughs in the field of systems research of infectious disease. We will draw speakers from Fluomics and other funded U19 programs, as well as experts from regional, national and international academic institutions and industry leaders. Topics will include computational biology, mathematical modeling and OMICs technologies as they apply to the fields of immunology, virology, vaccinology and bacteriology. Travel awards will be made available to qualified applicants from outside the Southern California region to attend this event.
Workshop Series. In partnership with SDCSB, Fluomics will help sponsor and organize a series of best-practices Workshops in the field of infectious disease research. These workshops will be led by PIs or senior post-docs from labs that use or have developed leading edge technologies or analysis strategies for system biology. The Workshops will provide students with opportunities to interface with leading experts and provide hands-on training and practical advice in the application of these tools. Two to four Workshops will be held each year, and travel awards will be provided for qualified applicants outside the San Diego area for the Workshops and/or the Symposium.
Summer Course in Quantitative Biology. Fluomics will co-host together with SDCSB the La Jolla Labs Quantitative Biology summer course (Q-Bio Summer School). The two-week course in La Jolla will include chalkboard lectures on mathematical modeling, integrated computer lab for hands-on exploration, and research presentations from leaders in the field. Both integrated and break out components on systems-modeling of host-pathogen interactions will be led by program PIs. Awards covering travel, registration, and housing, will be provided for qualified applicants.
Upcoming SDCSB/FluOMICS co-hosted Workshops:
Metabolomics Workshop on March 27, 2015, organized by Mohit Jain, an Asst Prof at the UCSD School of Medicine
Cytoscape and Network Analysis Workshop on April 17, 2015 organized, by Barry Demchak, Chief Architect of Cytoscape
Patent Reform Workshop on April 24, 2015, organized by Kamala Janiyana from the UCSD Technology Transfer Office
Next Generation Sequencing Workshop on May 1, 2015, organized by Chris Benner, Director of the Genomics Core at the Salk.
For registration and detailed information, visit http://sdcsb.ucsd.edu/