6th Annual Summer School on Computational Immunology

Organizers: Juilee Thakar, Elena Zaslavsky and Steven H. Kleinstein

The 6th Annual “Summer School on Computational Immunology” is part of the NIH/NIAID program on Modeling Immunity for Biodefense (MIB). The school will take place at Yale University and is being organized and run by the Program for Research on Immune Modeling and Experimentation (PRiME) initiative.

Computational modeling provides a framework to integrate observational data collected from multiple modes of experimentation and provide insights into the immune response in health and disease. This summer school is intended for experimental immunologists who desire an introduction to mathematical/computational modeling techniques and their applications to problems in immunology. Computational biology graduate students at the earliest stages of their studies are also welcome to apply.

The 5-day summer school will be followed by a 1-day research symposium. There is no fee for either the summer school or symposium. Applications are required for attending the summer school. The symposium is open to the public and there is no fee. More information can be found here.

This summer school will introduce students to a range of methods including:

Gene expression and pathway analysis
Deterministic & stochastic modeling
Parameter fitting, sensitivity analysis and model selection

KEY DATES
Application deadline: March 18, 2011 (for summer school attendance and scholarships)
Summer school: June 12-16, 2011
Symposium: June 17, 2011
Further questions regarding the school should be addressed to Juilee Thakar (juilee.thakar@yale.edu). More information about Yale and the surrounding area can be found here.

Generous contributions from: