Once again, it’s time for HuBMAP’s Image of the Week! This week’s image is a CODEX multiplexed immunofluorescence of a human kidney, labeled to show the key functional units of the kidney, such as glomeruli, proximal tubules, and distal tubules, and was generated by HuBMAP’s own Dr. Elizabeth Neumann of the Caprioli Lab at Vanderbilt Tissue Mapping Center.
Are you looking for fame and notoriety? Send your best images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You! Re: Demo Day
Thank you to all of the presenters, moderators and participants of the December Data Analysis and Visualization Day (Demo Day).
The two day meeting was packed with updates from each of our 29 funded research teams. These updates led to lead to great engagement within the zoom chat.
Our first ever Open Sci/Tech Webinar resulted in 368 registrants. While we didn't hit that number of participants in the actual session, it was great to see non-members interested and excited to see what our Consortium has been working on!
A link to the recordings and slides from all sessions can be found on Drive here.
Yesterday's Sci/Tech Webinar will be uploaded to our YouTube channel after some required editing.
If you have suggestions of how we can improve the next meeting or if you'd like to help plan or host one of our upcoming meetings please contact us at email@example.com.
BICCN Omics Workshop
The workshop will highlight the datasets, tools, and resources available to the BICCN.
This virtual event will include hands-on exercises training attendees in the use of cloud and web resources to engage in single-cell transcriptome data analysis and visualization. This is a great opportunity to learn about many online tools that are at your disposal with hands on exercises!
The workshop will be held across two half days: January 20th and 27th, 2021. To register and get more information please visit this link.
Personal Genomes (Virtual Conference)
Over the past few years advances in sequencing technology, efforts to mainstream genomics in healthcare systems, increased sharing of genomic information, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing have brought us to the cusp of the long-promised ‘genomics revolution’.
However, these advances have brought several challenges including the interpretation of results from genetic tests, which are in part amplified by the lack of standards and knowledge on outcomes from such results. In parallel access to direct-to-consumer personal genetic testing has whetted the public’s appetite for genotyping and ancestry testing, which can result in increased enquires with clinicians in public healthcare systems. Sharing personal genomic data could result in access by third parties for unintended purposes. Finally the vast majority of genomes in public databases continue to be of European ancestries, potentially exacerbating existing health disparities.
The second Personal Genomes conference aims to address these issues. It will bring together geneticists, bioinformaticians, and clinicians from academic and the commercial sector interested in learning the extent to which current genetic testing technologies can help people learn about their personal health and heritage. The meeting aims to democratise access to human genome technologies; facilitate and advocate best practice and governance of personal genomics data access; and promote openness and ethical sharing of personal genome data, while protecting privacy of the individuals.
The Environmental Molecular Sciences Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks for an outstanding candidate for a postdoctoral position working on projects associated with biological applications of high throughput and quantitative proteome mapping of tissue heterogeneity of the pancreas at near single-cell resolution.
There are two new exciting funding opportunities within HuBMAP:
HuBMAP Jumpstart Program
HuBMAP Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program
The Jumpstart program is designed to enable junior investigators, who are already part of HuBMAP, to work on small projects that align with the overall goals of the program. Completed applications will be accepted through December 15. Please return completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program endeavors to provide underrepresented and minority undergraduate students (as defined by NIH) opportunities to undertake mentored scientific research in an established HuBMAP Lab. For HuBMAP Labs interested in mentoring student(s) virtually, please complete the expression of interest form and return it to email@example.com by December 15.
Additional information about both of these programs can be found on the Member Portal.
Working Groups Reminder
Don't forget to sign up for a working groups.
Visit the Member Portal for additional detail about each working group and to sign up.
Working Group co-chairs will be presenting updated working group charters at the upcoming Steering Committee meeting on December 7. These presentations will outline working group goals and activities for the future.
Help Desk Holiday Hours
Please note that the HuBMAP help desk will be operating on reduced hours so our team can celebrate the holidays and have some time to recharge.
Developers in need of HIVE infrastructure may request access through the PSC web form, found here.
Instructions for using HIVE infrastructure can now be found in the "Quick Links" section of the Collaboration Portal. A direct link to this documentation can be foundhere. Please report any issues or direct any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IEC is seeking to collect information of general interest from individual members and groups to share with the rest of the Consortium. Please submit content suggestions by emailing: email@example.com.
Past Newsletters are available on the Collaboration Portal.
For comments, suggestions about how to improve the HuBMAP Happenings, or questions about the consortium, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org