[Computational-biology] NYC meeting: Travel fellowships!

Prash via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by prash from ruc.dk)
Tue Dec 11 12:06:29 EST 2007

NYC Computational Biology Student Meeting 2008

In collaboration with
the Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell (ICB)
and the Computational Biology Center at MSKCC
* Key dates:
Tuesday 15th January 2008 -- Application submission deadline
Friday 15th February 2008 -- Notification of acceptance
Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 July -- The event starts *

A Student Council-led meeting is organized from * Thursday 24 July to
Saturday 26 July*, directly after the Toronto meeting (one whole day and two
part days). The event will take place at the Institute for Computational
Biomedicine at Weill Cornell (ICB).

*The Aim* of this get together is to show students the variety of research
possible in computational biology, the very broad opportunities that there
are in academia and to serve as an introduction to some of the people
leading this research.

*The Speakers* in this meeting come mainly from two institutes: the
Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell (ICB)
<http://icb.med.cornell.edu/contacts/faculty.xml> and the Computational
Biology Center at MSKCC (cBio) <http://cbio.mskcc.org/people/index.html>.
The faculty have very wide and varied interests, ranging from retinal
neuroscience to natural language parsing to cardiac electrophysiological
dynamics, and from modelling of biological networks to investigating the
robustness of the immune system, to transcriptional gene regulation.

*The Schedule* of events will consist of a session of short (~20-30 mins) *
presentations* by a number of the faculty, to highlight the types of
research the faculty are involved in, followed by short presentations by the
students themselves on their projects or interests (*the afternoon poster
session*), and then a general gathering where the students can mix with the
faculty, be shown around their labs, and be shown some of the fun facilities
available, such the *immersive visualization environment*.

*Funding and Eligibility:*
Funding is available to support the travelling of students. This funding
will be distributed to two classes:

1. *Travel stipend* of $1020 to attend ISMB Toronto and the NYC
Student Meeting. Here only low and lower-middle income countries (according
to World Bank
are invited to apply. In addition to this, we will also fund a one way
flight from Toronto to NYC or return Amtrak ticket, and accomodation and
meals in NYC ($460).
2. *Funding to cover the attendance to the NYC Student Meeting 2008
*only**. This includes accomodation and meals ($260). All
nationalities are encouraged to apply.
3. *Students with their own funding* are also encouraged to apply. *Note
that the registration fee including meals and accomodation costs $260.

The student must attend ISMB-2008 at Toronto.
The student must be an ISCB and Student Council
member<http://www.iscb.org/membership.shtml>in good standing.
The ISCB membership requirement may be waived for students from low or lower
middle countries if they show proof of belonging or having actively
contributed to the development of a Regional Student

*Selection process:*

- The number of places is limited to 20 students.
- Write a paragraph about what lab you come from.
- Write a paragraph about how/why you think you would benefit from
being selected?
- Send your application by email to
no later than *15 January 2008*.
- The Student Council Leadership will shortlist the best candidates
and the final decision for approval will be decided by the Institute for
Computational Biomedicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
- If by *15 February 2008* you do not hear from us you should assume
your application was unsuccessful.
- We would be most grateful if you would book your flight as soon as
you are notified in the near future.

Courtesy: Dr. Manuel Corpas

Prashanth Suravajhala
PhD Fellow

 'Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Leadership’
..AIDS awareness, theme for the year 2007

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