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University of Rochester River Campus. Photo: University Communications.

The 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. No computational modeling experience is required.

A limited number of scholarships will be available to cover travel and lodging expenses for attendees.

Graduate students and postdocs are eligible for travel award.

Travel award application is due on Apr.15, 2012. Awards are restricted to travel within USA ONLY.

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Registration

Registration is limited to 50 participants, comprised mainly of graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty from an immunology or virology background.

Seats are limited. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and will receive email notification of acceptance.

Registration Fee

Summer School EARLY Registration Before May 13, 2012 Regular Registration After May 13, 2012
Academia/Government $50 $75
Industry $500 $750

Symposium EARLY Registration Before May 13, 2012 Regular Registration After May 13, 2012
Student/Post-Doc $40 $65
Faculty/Government $80 $105
Industry $160 $210

Registration closes on May 25, 2012.

To apply for the 2012 Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling Summer School, please click the link below

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PLEASE NOTE: When applying for a Travel Award, registration is NOT necessary.

Local Organizing Committee: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Hulin Wu (Co-Chair)
  • Martin Zand (Co-Chair)
  • Alan Perelson
  • Tim Mosmann
  • Hua Liang
  • Hongyu Miao
  • Jeanne Holden-Wiltse

NIH/NIAID project officers

Representatives from other centers:

Schedule for the Summer School: June 10 (Sunday) - June 14 (Thursday) 2012 Download Campus Map

Day 1: Sunday, June 10, 2012

8:00 AM Registration and Coffee/Tea Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
9:00 AM Summer School Introduction and Overview: Benefits for immunologists to learn "modeling"
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hulin Wu Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
10:00 AM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
10:15 AM Introduction of modeling for Immunologists
       Outline        Video        Slides
Martin Zand Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
11:30 AM Basic concepts of mathematical modeling
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongyu Miao Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
12:30 PM Box lunch provided Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
1:30 PM Basic concepts of mathematical modeling (cont’d)
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongyu Miao Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
3:45 PM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
4:00 PM Basic Concepts of Statistics for Immunologists
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hulin Wu Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Reception Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall
7:30 PM Shuttle to hotels  

Day 2: Monday, June 11, 2012

9:00 AM ODE models of immune response
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongyu Miao Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
10:15 AM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
10:30 AM ODE models of immune response (cont’d)
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongyu Miao Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
12:30 PM Box lunch provided Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
1:30 PM ODE modeling tutorial
       Outline        Slides1       Slides 2
Hongyu Miao Computer Lab in Gavett Hall Rm 244
3:30 PM Break Gavett Hall
3:45 PM ODE projects
      Outline        Slides
Hongyu Miao Computer Lab in Gavett Hall Rm 244
5:30 PM Shuttle to hotels  

Day 3: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

9:00 AM Experimental Design for Immunologists
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hulin Wu Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
10:00 AM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
10:15 AM Statistical Inference
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongmei Yang Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
11:15 AM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
11:30 AM An introduction to R for basic statistical concepts, and a few advanced methods
       Outline        Video        Slides        Codes
Hua Liang Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
12:30 PM Box lunch provided Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
1:30 PM Immunological Data Processing & Analysis
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongmei Yang Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
2:30 PM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
2:45 PM Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics
       Outline        Video        Slides        Codes
Xing Qiu, Rui Hu Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
4:00 PM Selected Statistical Methods for Mathematical Models
       Outline        Video        Slides
Hongyu Miao Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
5:30 PM Shuttle to hotels  

Day 4: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

9:00 AM Mathematical modeling of immune responses: Agent-based models
       Outline        Video        Slides
Catherine Beauchemin Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
10:45 AM Break Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
11:00 AM Agent-based modeling approach to lymphocyte communication & trafficking
       Outline        Video        Slides
Tom Kepler Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
12:30 PM Box lunch provided Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
1:30 PM Hands-on agent-based model tutorial using the NetLogo & Daphne platforms
       Outline        Slides
Catherine Beauchemin (NetLogo) & Tom Kepler (Daphne) Computer Lab in Gavett Hall Rm 244
2:30 PM Break Gavett Hall
2:45 PM Individual or group project developing your own agent-based model with NetLogo and/or Daphne
       Outline       Slides
Catherine Beauchemin (NetLogo) & Tom Kepler (Daphne) Computer Lab in Gavett Hall Rm 244
5:30 PM Shuttle to hotels  

Day 5: Thursday, June 14, 2012

9:00 AM Special workshop: Automatic flow cytometry gating methods and software hands on tutorial, FLOCK, SWIFT .
       Outline        Video        Slides
Tim Mosmann & Richard Scheuermann Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209
10:15 AM Break Gavett Hall
10:30 AM Special workshop: Automatic flow cytometry gating methods and software hands on tutorial, FLOCK, SWIFT (cont’d)
       Outline        Slides
Tim Mosmann & Richard Scheuermann Computer Lab in Gavett Hall Rm 244
12:30 PM Box lunch provided Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall
12:30-1:30 PM Shuttle to symposium & hotels  

Hotels

Discounted room rates are available for a limited number of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Brighton and LaQuinta Inn & Suites if reservations are made by May 25, 2012.

Hotels are centrally located within a 5 minutes drive from the Summer School and Symposium venue. Shuttle service will be provided to the specific event locations.

Courtyard Marriott Brighton

33 Corporate Woods, Rochester, New York 14623, USA. (585)292-0905 Toll Free (866)541-6400

Rates guaranteed at $96 per night until May 13, 2012. (Taxes not included)

Courtyard offers free high-speed wired and wireless internet access in guest rooms and free Wi-Fi in public areas.

The Bistro offers a variety of healthy selections for breakfast and dinner. An evening bar at night and speciality beverages made with Starbucks Coffee daily. Restaurants nearby within walking distance.

Airport Shuttle available.

Double Bed Reservation

La Quinta Inn & Suites (Recommended for summer school! In room mini refrigerator and microwave)

717 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester, New York 14623, USA. (585)272-7800

Rates guaranteed at $79 per night until May 15, 2012. (Taxes not included)

LaQuinta offers free high-speed internet access in all guest rooms and wireless connections in the lobby.

A free Bright Side Breakfast (continental with hot and cold items) to start your day from 6am-10am. Restaurants nearby within walking distance.

Airport Shuttle available.

Reservations may be made by calling (585)272-7800. Please use Promo Code: U of R CBIM

Please contact Debra Perno, (585) 275-0405 or Debra_Perno@urmc.rochester.edu with any questions.


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Travel Award

Submission Deadline April 15, 2012. Awards are limited, so apply early.

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply. Travel awards cover transportation, hotel and registration. Lunches are provided by events. Dinners are on your own. Airline travel supported by the awards must be booked by the CBIM. A copy of CV and letter of recommendation from advisor are required for all travel award applicants. Poster abstract required for symposium travel award applicants. Please contact Jeanne Holden-Wiltse (Jeanne_wiltse@urmc.rochester.edu) with any questions.

Summer school awards will be preferentially given to students who submit a poster abstract for the symposium.

Apply for travel award. Awards are restricted to travel within USA ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying for a Travel Award, registration is NOT necessary.

Meeting Rooms

Munnerlynn Atrium in Robert B. Goergen Hall: Registration, Lunches and Breaks

Computer Studies Bldg Rm 209: Classes

Computer Lab in Gavett Hall Rm 244: Classes

Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall: Reception

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