NCATS ASPIRE Day Virtual Workshop (Registration Open)
NCATS established A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) to combine automated chemical synthesis and biological testing. The goal is to establish a unique facility within NIH to promote both intra- and extramural collaborations in automated medicinal chemistry and automated biological annotations to enable efficient translation in preclinical discovery.
You are invited to attend the NCATS ASPIRE Day Virtual Workshop to be held June 3–4, 2021. This event will showcase breakthrough advances in automation of chemical synthesis in both modular and integrated platforms utilizing state-of-the-art informatics tools in artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML). If you are interested in attending, please register by May 25, 2021.
Although chemical synthesis and automation concepts have been tested extensively for the past two decades, an effort to integrate these efforts with appropriate instrumentation design and infrastructure, tools, and informatics will require concerted collaborations of multiple stakeholders from academia, industry, and government research laboratories. ASPIRE addresses three challenges in early drug discovery by 1) exploiting advancing technologies in automation and informatics to automate synthetic medicinal chemistry and explore new chemical space; 2) enabling user-friendly modular automation for bench chemists that can be tested and validated for fully automated, integrated, and scalable systems for NIH-wide use; and 3) integrating rapid synthesis with automated biological assays to annotate the new chemical libraries, while supporting structure-activity relationships (SARs) for specific projects.
Inquiries about the workshop should be directed to Dr. Jayme Dahlin, NCATS Preclinical Medical Director.
NIH Innovation Lab: Designing a Better Patient Experience
The National Cancer Institute is hosting an Innovation Lab this summer, August 2-6, on the topic of Designing a Better Patient Experience. For UX developers, this is an exciting opportunity to partner with active cancer researchers to help improve the lives of cancer patients. The patient experience encompasses unique design challenges around trust and communication, areas where UX practitioners can bring important, specialized expertise. Please share with your UX professional and academic networks and encourage potential participants to applyby June 1.
This Innovation Lab will bring together experts in UX, data visualization, game design, interactive media, information science, and health data with patient advocates, researchers, and clinicians interested in forming new collaborations and developing innovative approaches related to the cancer patient experience.
Over the course of the five-days, interdisciplinary teams will work together to form, pitch, and develop projects that address challenges that cancer patients encounter from diagnosis through survivorship.
Please contact Dave Miller for additional information about the Innovation Lab.
Network Modeling Summer School and Symposium
You are invited to attend a week-long summer school on network modeling, taking place July 19-23, which will conclude with a symposium of research and modeling tool talks to demonstrate how the skills you learn are being used in research settings. This summer school is designed to take beginner and intermediate level modelers through the main tasks required in a robust network modeling study. The sessions are practical and show attendees how to implement each task with code.
In addition to the practical skills gained in the course, we hope you will expand your professional network and modeling community by connecting with other participants.
Participants will learn to:
* Write biochemical models using Tellurium and the Antimony modeling language
* Simulate your models with Tellurium and libRoadRunner
* Estimate model parameters with SBstoat
* Verify and validate your models with sbmllint
* Export your models and simulations in standard formats like SBML and SED-ML
* Share your models in repositories like the BioModels Database
HCA plans to host Town Hall meetings in order to welcome new personnel to the HCA community, and demonstrate the event management platform in preparation for the General Meeting. Each Town Hall will include an "Ask Me Anything" panel to help clarify HCA and the 2021 General Meeting goals and logistics.
Four town halls are scheduled for the following regions: Asia and Australia, Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom, and the Americas.
2021 HCA General Meeting - June 28-30 Register for the meeting.
Register for Europe & UK Town Hall, June 15, 10 - 11:30AM BST.
Register for Asian & Australia Town Hall, June 16, 15-16:30 JST.
Register for Africa Town Hall, June 17, 12-1:30 GMT.
Register for Americas Town Hall, June 18, 11-12:30PM EDT.
This event will bring the HCA community together virtually with a great event platform, and share updates and insights on new HCA research and initiatives. We will also highlight the work of the 18 HCA Biological Networksand explore how to build draft cell atlas roadmaps, building on the progress from the HCA Biological Network Seminar Series.
The meeting will begin TOMORROW and run through Thursday and Friday.
The Annual Meeting Websitehas all of the information you need to know. Note that you'll need to be logged into the Member Portal to view the website. Below are the themes of each day (all times in EDT):
Day 1, Wednesday 5/19, 12PM-6PM: *Harmonizing HuBMAP*
Day 2, Thursday 5/20, 12PM-6PM: *How do we build an atlas*?
Day 3, Friday 5/21,10:30AM-6PM: *External Collaboration and Engagement: Cell Type Identification & Annotation*
We have an agendapacked full of presentations, breakout sessions, and plenty of opportunities to chat with fellow Consortium members! With many opportunities for
discussion, we are excited to hear from a diverse range of voices from across the Consortium, including from our HuBMAP junior investigators.
There's no need to register for this meeting - you can access it from the following Zoom links:
NIH has issued a Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) for Data Generation Projects for the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program (OT2).
This ROA is soliciting Data Generation Projects to create flagship datasets based on ethical principles, associated standards and tools, and skills and workforce development to address biomedical and behavioral research grand challenges that require artificial intelligence and machine-learning (AI/ML) analysis. The Bridge2AI program plans to support the formation of teams richly diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and academic and technical disciplines. This ROA requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP) - a summary of strategies to advance the scientific and technical merit of the proposed project(s) through inclusivity. Visit the Bridge2AI Program Resources page, Building Diverse Teams page, and Program FAQs for additional information on building diverse teams and for PEDP guidance.
To facilitate team building across communities and ensure responsiveness of proposals, NIH strongly encourages potential proposers to participate in the Grand Challenge Team Building Activities taking place in June 2021, please save the date for these upcoming events:
Bridge2AI Program Town Hall
June 9, 2021 from 2-3:30PM ET
Bridge2AI Data Generation Project Module Microlabs
June 14, 16, and 18, 2021 from 2-4PM ET each day
Bridge2AI Grand Challenge Team Building Expo
June 23, 2021 from 11AM-5PM ET
Further information about how to register and participate in these events, as well as an online networking platform, will be shared soon on the Bridge2AI Scientific Meetings page.
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.