A big thank you to all of our members for your teamwork and perseverance in making our inaugural data release happen! This is an awesome milestone for Consortium, so please do not be shy about sharing it with all of your personal and professional networks!
Congratulations to all involved!
So, the Data Portal made its debut today! Is there any way I can help spread the word to my friends, colleagues, neighbors, neighbors’ friends, random people on the street?
Social Media Scares Me
Dear You and Me Both,
Indeed! It’s very exciting, and we should take a moment to thank everyone for their hard work! I’ll wait.
Back? Great – please feel free to retweet our announcement from the Common Fund here or one from HuBMAP here or here. Or write your own and we will retweet you. Or you could contact your institution’s media groups to see if they have done anything that we can share.
Be on the lookout for future communications from the C&E Working Group regarding information to disseminate to your various networks.
Thank you guys so much for your hard work!
HuBMAP VCCF Postdoc Position
HuBMAP VCCF Postdoc
Apply by September 10, 2020
Using Data Science to Map the Entire Human Vasculature
Blood vessels are both the source of life for people, bringing oxygen and nutrients to all living cells, as well as pathways that lead to disease, including coagulopathies in COVID-19, vascular abnormalities in diabetes, and the spread of metastatic cancers. For 2000 years, scientists have been cataloging different parts of the vasculature, but no one has yet connected the dots to show the full network of vessels throughout the body. As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington, you can be the first person in history to map the entire human vasculature using modern data science techniques! You will gain experience in using natural language processing to extract existing knowledge about the vascular system from the biomedical literature, mining biomolecular databases to obtain endothelial cell gene expression profiles, and creating interactive visualizations and anatomical ontology graphs. This is a key part of 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 position is for 12 months initially and can start as soon as September 2020 (negotiable). The postdoctoral fellow should have a background in human anatomy or pathology, or related fields such as systems biology, cell biology, or radiology.
If you have questions or wish to apply, please contact Prof. Katy Börner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use "VCCF Postdoc" in subject header.
Register for HIVE Demo Day -Submit a Poster or Demo
Registration for the September HuBMAP Demo Day event, taking place on September 21-22, 2020 is now open here. Event information can be found on the website.
There will be an opportunity to showcase your team's work through posters, pre-recorded videos, and live demos during the meeting. Please use this form to submit your posters and pre-recorded demos (videos), and to let us know if you'd like a time slot for a live demo by September 11th. There is not a limit on the number of submissions from one team.
Cancer Moonshot: Data Visualization and Cancer Research: A Series of Virtual Events
Data are only as useful as the insights we can glean from them. How might recent advances in interactive media and data visualization help illuminate and solve pertinent challenges in cancer research? Join in a series of virtual eventsto explore these questions and spark new collaborations between experts in cancer research, data visualization, user-experience, virtual/augmented reality, and game design/development.
There will be a series of four Micro Labs followed by a virtual poster session and 2-day Expo. Each Micro Lab starts with an inspiring conversation between thought leaders from the Cancer Moonshot and creative visualization experts followed by an opportunity to engage new colleagues from other fields in a fascinating discussion on the frontiers of cancer data visualization.
This series will feature HuBMAP HIVE-TC Harvard PI Nils Gehlenborg on Wednesday, September 2 at 1pm EDT. Link to Registration
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 email@example.com with the subject line: "Website Content Update" and accompanying text and or images.
Cell Atlas Curation WG Call
The next Cell Atlas Curation Working Group call will be held on September 2 @ 10 AM EDT.
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Congratulations to all HuBMAP members who have worked so hard to reach this initial data release!
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 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