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Modeling biology: minicourse on multiscale analysis and mechanistic modeling of biological systems


May 15th to May 26th, 2023

Virginia Tech and community college undergraduate students welcome!

Course Topics:

  • Cell cycle
  • Circadian cycle
  • Image analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Computational modeling
  • Modeling the spread of disease
  • Bioinformatics

Students will:

  • Interact with Virginia Tech faculty, establishing connections for potential future research.
  • Find out how the different research areas under biological systems modeling align with their own interests.
  • Gain hands-on experience with several cutting-edge computational and biological research techniques.
  • Develop confidence in their ability to understand and participate in scientific research.

Daily Schedule:

  • There will be a morning and an afternoon session (~3 hours each) each day, Monday – Friday.
  • All sessions will be held in Steger Hall at Virginia Tech.
  • There will be a combination of lectures and hands-on activities.
  • Lunch and breakfast items will be provided each day.
  • Lodging will not be provided; the course is meant for local students or students who have housing through the end of May.

Confirmed Participating Faculty:

  • Frank Aylward
  • Anand Banerjee
  • Anne Brown
  • Young Cao
  • Jing Chen
  • Daniela Cimini
  • Daniel Cortes
  • Silke Hauf
  • Shihoko Kojima
  • Pavel Kraikivski
  • Omar Saucedo

Application deadline: April 21, 2023
Cost: None

For more information, contact:

Dr. Pavel Kraikivski