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B4 Online Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences and Healthcare  Mar 14, 2021

IISER Pune is co-organising:

Online Workshop on Big Data in Life Sciences and Healthcare

under the aegis of
Building Bharat-Boston Biosciences (B4) Young Scientist Program

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Dates: March 14-21, 2021

Venue: Online

About the Workshop: 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-days hands-on workshop will focus on use of big data in genomics, precision medicine, pharma/drug discovery and AI/machine learning in 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Broad Institute, Harvard University and renowned researchers from Indian academia and industry.

Eligibility: 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

To Apply: Please submit

• One-page CV
• One-page Statement of Interest justifying your application
• Academic transcript(s) or marks sheet(s)
• Two letters of recommendation

The applications will be reviewed by a panel to select 25 applicants.

Last date for application: March 2, 2021. Selected participants will be notified by March 10, 2021

Contact: Savitha G Ananth, Program Manager at savitha_ananth@fas.harvard.edu