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Symposium Goals: To promote the use of mathematical/computational modeling approaches with integration of experimental data in immunology research and exchange research ideas and information on computational immunology in the Big Data era between the NIAID Modeling Immunity for Biodefense (MIB) network and other related networks/investigators.

Graduate students and postdocs are eligible for travel and poster award. Travel award application is due on or before May 1, 2015. Awards are restricted to travel within USA ONLY.

Poster abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

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Speakers

Registration

Registration Fee

Summer School & Symposium Fee
Student/Postdocs $100
Faculty $125

Symposium Fee
Student/Postdocs $40
Faculty $75

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

Poster Submission

3 posters will be selected for poster awards.

Maximum size: 40"X48"

Poster abstract submission


Poster Competition

Who is Eligible: First-authored posters by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.

Award Description: Three monetary awards will be presented.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Is this poster addressing an important and related immunology problem?
  • Is this poster using novel or interesting mathematical/computational modeling techniques?
  • Is this poster analyzing complex immunological data with rigorous and advanced statistical methods?
  • Is this poster integrating immunological questions with computational approaches?
  • Is this poster produced and presented clearly and in a good quality?

Organizing Committee:

  • Hulin Wu, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Martin Zand, MD, PhD (Co-Chair)
  • Alan Perelson, PhD
  • Alexandra Livingstone, PhD
  • Hongyu Miao, PhD
  • Juilee Thakar,PhD
  • Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, MPH

NIH/NIAID project officers

Symposium on Immune Modeling in the Big Data Era
June 4-5, 2015 - Schedule
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Day 1 PM: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Noon - 1:15 p.m. Registration (Saunders Research Building Atrium)
1:15 p.m. Hulin Wu Opening Remarks
Immunological Big Data I:
Session Chair: Hulin Wu (1W304 Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Dr. Richard Scheuermann, Director of Informatics, J. Craig Venter Institute. Talk title: "Data-Driven Analysis Pipeline Selection and Optimization to Support the Big Data to Knowledge Transformation"
2:25 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Dr. Guanglan Zhang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Boston University. Talk title: "Big Data Analytics in Immunology: A Knowledge-Based Approach"
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Break (1W300 Vestibule, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
Immunological Big Data II:
Session Chair: Martin Zand (1W304 Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
3:20 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. Dr. Damien Chaussabel, Director, Systems Biology Department, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Foundation, and Director of the Systems Immunology Division, Benaroya Research Institute Talk title: "Immunology 2.0: Immunological Big Data as an Engine for Accelerating Knowledge Discovery"
4:15 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Dr. Elena Zaslavsky, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Talk title: "Understanding the Response to Influenza H1N1 Virus Infection by Utilizing the Integration of Large Scale Data"
4:50 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Dr. Michael Katze, Professor of Microbiology and Associate Director for Molecular Sciences, University of Washington. Talk title: "Systems Biology of Infection and Immunity-Deadly Virus Infections in the 21st Century: Successes, Challenges, Ebola and Networks to Nowhere?"
5:35 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Housekeeping Announcement
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Reception and Poster Session (Saunders Research Building Atrium & 1W300 Vestibule, Helen Wood Hall)
Day 2 AM: Friday, June 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Saunders Research Building Atrium)
Mathematical Modeling of Immunity and Pathogens
Session Chair: Alexandra Livingstone (1W304 Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor and Director of the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Virginia Tech. Talk title: "Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens"
8:55 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Dr. Alan Perelson, Senior Fellow, Theorectical Biology and Biophysics, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Talk title: "Modeling the Potential Cure of HIV"
9:50 a.m. - 10:10a.m. Break (1W300 Vestibule, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
Bioinformatics Modeling in Immunology
Session Chair: Alan Perelson (1W304 Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
10:10 a.m.-10:55a.m. Dr. Tom Kepler, Professor of Microbiology, Boston University. Talk title: "B Cell Lineage Dynamics During Serial Immunizations"
11:05 a.m.-11:50a.m. Dr. Steven Kleinstein, Associate Professor of Pathology and of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine. Talk title: "Analysis of Antibody Repertoires from Next-Generation Sequencing in Multiple Sclerosis and Other Diseases"
12:00 p.m.-12:15p.m. Poster Award Announcement
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Saunders Research Building Atrium)
Day 2 PM: Friday, June 5, 2015
Network Modeling for Systems Immunology and Biology
Session Chair: Hongyu Miao (1W304 Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Dr. Eric Xing, Professor of Machine Learning, Language Technology & Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. Talk title: "Reverse Engineering Evolving Gene Networks Underlying Developing Biological Systems"
2:25 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Dr. Martin Zand, Professor of Medicine in Division of Nephrology, Director of the Rochester Center for Health Informatics, University of Rochester Medical Center. Talk title: "Network modeling of murine influenza infection"
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Dr. Juilee Thakar, Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester. Talk title: "Logic-Rule Driven Network Modeling of Immune Pathways"
3:35 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Break (1W300 Vestibule, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
Modeling Ebola and Other Emerging Viruses
Session Chair: Juilee Thakar (1W304 Auditorium, Helen Wood Hall, School of Nursing)
3:55 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Dr. Christopher Basler, Professor of Microbiology, Dept. Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Talk title: "Filovirus Antagonism of Host Innate Immune Signaling Pathways"
4:50 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. Dr. Hulin Wu, Dean's Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester. Talk title: "Multiscale Modeling of Immune Response to Influenza Infection Using Big Data"
5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

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 10, 2015.

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

Rates guaranteed at $105 per night until May 10, 2015. (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 prior to arrival and departure.

Reservations may be made by calling (585)292-0905/ Please use Promo Code: CBIM

La Quinta Inn & Suites

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

Rates guaranteed at $82 per night until May 10, 2015. (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 prior to arrival and departure.

In room mini refrigerator and microwave.

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 May 1, 2015

Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are eligible to apply. A copy of CV, a short statement of purpose and letter of recommendation from advisor are required for all travel award applicants. The application will be evaluated based on the potential applicability of the computational techniques to ongoing research projects. Poster abstract required for symposium travel award applicants.

Travel awards will be made based on availability of the budget. Breakfasts and lunches are provided by hotel/events. Dinners are on your own. Airline travel supported by the awards must be booked by the CBIM. Please contact Debra Perno (Debra_Perno@urmc.rochester.edu) with any questions.

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

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

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