The South Asia Institute, Harvard University, and IISER Pune are together organizing an Online Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences & Healthcare on March 14, 2021.
The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune) is an autonomous public research university established in 2006. It is one of the seven Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research and was one of the first IISERs to be established along with IISER Kolkata. It is located in Pune, Maharashtra.
Advancements in high-throughput genomics, medical diagnostics, computational neuroscience, biopharma, medical and cellular imaging, and related fields have led to the generation of massive data. This poses a huge challenge to life sciences researchers in handling, analyzing, and interpreting such large data sets.
Realizing the need to train researchers at the interface of data science, computing, and life sciences, this 7-day hands-on workshop will focus on the use of big data in genomics, precision medicine, pharma/ drug discovery, and AI/machine learning in the analysis of biological/ medical imaging data.
The workshop will have didactic lectures and research talks followed by online hands-on sessions in the aforementioned areas. The different sessions of the workshop will be addressed by speakers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute, Harvard University, and renowned researchers from Indian academia and industry.
Open to Indian students currently pursuing any of the following courses in Indian institutions:
- Doctoral researchers in Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Engineering currently engaged in relevant areas of research.
- Students currently enrolled in M.Sc./ MBBS/ M.Pharm/ ME/ M.Tech. and similar programs.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates are requested to please submit:
- One-page CV
- One-page Statement of Interest justifying your application
- Academic transcript(s) or marks sheet(s)
- Two letters of recommendation
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.
The last date to apply is March 2, 2021.
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