Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:00 am to Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 4:00 pm (registration required)
The primary purpose of the virtual workshop, organized by the NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), is to stimulate discussion around the opportunities and obstacles underlying the application of machine learning (ML) methods to basic genome sciences and genomic medicine; to define the key scientific topic areas in genomics that could benefit from ML analyses; and NHGRI’s unique role at the convergence of genomic and ML research.
This workshop will include a combination of lectures from ML, genomics, and ethics researchers with substantial time set aside for virtual town hall discussions in which all attendees, irrespective of expertise and background, are encouraged to participate. The sessions will feature a panel of three speakers who will each give a 20-minute presentation and 5-minute Q&A, followed by a moderated Q&A session for the panel on the session topic. Topics of interest within genomics cover the full spectrum of basic and clinical research. The workshop will also focus on the ethical aspects of ML applications to genomics data. ML scientists without any connection to genomics are as welcome as are those already applying their analytical methods to genomic data.
Advanced registration is required for this event.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to Thursday, April 15, 2021 (registration required)
The NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is hosting a virtual research workshop to discuss barriers to — and opportunities for — improving heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) health in underserved communities. Participants will discuss how to tailor health monitoring devices and tools that diagnose patients to underserved, low-resource, and remote communities. Participants will identify practical and affordable technology solutions to diagnose and manage HLBS diseases; prioritize the ones that could have the greatest impact in these underserved groups; and determine the ones best suited for further research and testing.
This workshop is free, open to the public, and will be available to watch via NIH videocast. To participate in the discussions, register in advance to get the Zoom link for the event.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to Friday, April 16, 2021 (register by April 9)
RNA biology has emerged as one of the most influential areas in modern biology and biomedicine. The discovery of new classes of RNAs and their functions in a wide spectrum of biological processes has revolutionized molecular biology and has profound implications for clinical sciences. Key areas of current research include the elucidation of RNA biogenesis and structure, the identification of functions for various classes of RNAs, establishing the role of RNA in disease and the exploration of RNA-based-and RNA-targeted therapies.
Organized by the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research Initiative in RNA Biology, this virtual symposium will bring together internationally renowned experts in the field of RNA biology, with the focus on RNA processing; RNA structure and mechanism; non-classical RNAs; and RNA therapy. The symposium offers the opportunity to learn more about the current status of RNA biology in development and disease, share research, network with leading figures in the field and discuss the use and implications of these advances for clinical applications.
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Registration is required in order to receive the WebEx link.
Friday, April 16, 2021, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (registration required)
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is excited to advance discovery and innovation in infectious diseases and immune-mediated disorders research by leveraging data and data science approaches. Towards this end, NIAID will conduct a series of ideas and innovation webinars that bring together experts and stakeholders in data science, infectious disease, immunology, and immune-mediated disorders.
The power of data has the potential to transform immune-mediated and infectious disease research. Realizing this potential will necessarily involve careful consideration of bioethical concerns at scale: from issues affecting individual patients and their families to those affecting diverse communities around the globe. The aim of this webinar is to navigate the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of data science as recent and future innovations shape immune-mediated and infectious disease research.
This is the second event in the Virtual Workshop Series for Harnessing the Power of Data to Advance Immune-mediated and Infectious Disease Research. During the webinar, an expert panel will bring each of the three ELSI perspectives into sharp focus for the immune-mediated and infectious disease research community to consider and respond.
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Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (registration required)
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will host the Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture with special guest speaker Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D., Member of the Order of Australia, and Chief Scientist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In this virtual event, Dr. Johnson will share her ‘DNA-driven’ science journey which includes establishing the first accredited wildlife forensic laboratory in the southern hemisphere and working on conservation genomics of some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife species. Dr. Eric Green, NHGRI’s director, will moderate the Q&A following the presentation.
In addition to being the Chief Scientist at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Dr. Johnson is also Wildlife Forensic Scientist, conservation geneticist, and chief investigator of the Koala Genome Consortium. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she held the role of Chief Scientist of the Australian Museum, the first female to do so in its more than 190-year-history.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 to Thursday, April 29, 2021
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to hold Postbac Poster Day virtually. It was a great success. More than 870 postbacs presented their research online, and we still remember overwhelming enthusiasm from the whole NIH community, friends, and family. This year, Postbac Poster Days will be virtual again!
Postbac Poster Day provides participants in NIH's Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program the opportunity to share the research they have been conducting at the NIH and develop their communication and networking skills. We encourage all current NIH postbacs to present at this virtual event. Postbacs who wish to present should be certain to register for Poster Day before the deadline on April 5th at 5:00 EDT.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8:00 am to Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:30 pm (registration required)
The NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is hosting the its third Systems Biology Symposium. The purpose of this two-day virtual conference is to continue an ongoing interactive forum to discuss and advance the understanding of systems biology and its translational applications; to review emerging systems biology technologies including imaging, proteomics, epigenomics, single-cell genomics, and related computation methods; and to provide a forum for interaction and collaboration at an international meeting.
This meeting supports NHLBI's mission by allowing a collaborative research partnership to promote the application of research results to address public health needs and reduce the burden of heart, lung, and blood diseases worldwide. We will be able to highlight the presence and accomplishments of numerous systems biology laboratories within the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research (DIR) by providing a forum to present their work and stimulate potential for new research opportunities within the DIR.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.