I have a great recommendation for who should co-chair one of the working groups. How do I make a nomination?
Volunteering Other For More Work
Dear "It's Yours If You Want It",
We are currently looking for people to co-chair the working groups, so your query is perfectly timed ;)
If you would like to nominate someone, or yourself, to co-chair a workgroup, please email Richard and me to let us know.
Now that I think of it, it would probably be a good idea to check with the person you are nominating to see if they would actually like the position. Not everyone is a fan of surprises, you know...
I've Seen Things...
Viv: Multiscale Visualization of High-Resolution Multiplexed Tissue Data on the Web(Preprint)
A preprint from HuBMAP PIs Nils Gehlenborg, Katy Borner and Jeff Spraggins can be found at this link.
Ten Simple Rules for a Successful Remote Postdoc
Many research activities involving analytical and quantitative work do not require a physical presence in a lab and can be accomplished remotely. Other fields have embraced remote work, yet many academics have been hesitant to hire remote postdocs. In this article, the authors present advice to both principal investigators (PIs) and postdocs for successfully navigating a remote position.
The next Cell Atlas Curation Working Group call will be held on August 25 at 10 AM EDT.Link to Zoom
In addition to continuing our discussion of donor and sample metadata fields, we will follow up on action items discussed at the August 11th call, as documented in theRunning Notes. Topics will include:
The value of using a Concept Unique Identifier (CUI) and
Jonathan Silverstein’s efforts on reorganization of the code selection process & verification of the ontological codes HuBMAP will use.
Website Content Update Request
Members of the IEC are working to update the HuBMAP website to highlight information pertaining to data release. As data is continually released we welcome requests for content additions and or modifications to highlight information or features that may have recently been added to the data portal.
If you have a request, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Website Content Update" and accompanying text and or images.
HuBMAP Postdoc Position
The Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow join an interdisciplinary research team working on an ambitious national effort to create a detailed map of all the cells within the human body—the NIH funded Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP). The postdoctoral fellow will help identify and catalog knowledge about the structure of the vascular pathways in the human body (arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymph vessels). This will be conducted primarily through a literature search to find (1) descriptions of the named vascular pathways and microvascular architecture in different organs of the body; (2) descriptions of the variability of the vascular system across different individuals; (3) imaging studies that show the physical 3D structure of vascular pathways; and (4) studies that identify biomolecular signatures unique to different parts of the vascular system, such as how gene expression varies in endothelial cells across the body. The postdoctoral fellow should have a background in human anatomy or related fields such as systems biology, cell biology, radiology, or pathology.
The position is for 12 months initially and can start as soon as August 2020 (negotiable).
If you have questions or wish to apply, please contact Prof. Katy Borner, email@example.com
Use ‘HuBMAP-Postdoc’ insubject header.
HIVE Demo Day Registration
Hosted by Indiana University
HIVE Demo Day (open to all consortium members): September 21-22, 2020
The agenda and general information can be foundhere.
Watch for Zoom links and a call for posters and/or recorded demos as the date of the event approaches.
The Hackathon focused on identification of cell types has been postponed until later this year. Stay tuned for me details.
Developers in need of HIVE infrastructure may request access through the PSC web form, foundhere.
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 found here. Please report any issues or direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IEC is seeking to collect information of general interest from individual members and groups and 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