Mathematics, computation and biology workshop, 9th Nov

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Environment and Health Research Theme

Many biologists, mathematicians and informaticians across the University and Medical School say they want to work more closely together, but need a better understanding of who may have the skills they need to work with. Clearly a dating agency is needed…..

So the Environment and Health Research Theme team is planning a Workshop, at which biologists can “pitch” their analysis wishes against analysts expertise. The meeting is being co-ordinated by Dr Anotida Madzvamuse (Theme Advisory Group), Prof Jackie Cassell (Research Theme Leader), and Debbie Foy-Everett (Research Development Officer, Research Themes).

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 9th November, 3-6pm, followed by refreshments, at a central location on Sussex campus TBC

Here’s what we need you to tell us before the day:

For mathematician/informaticians/physicists Responses

  • What techniques or approaches would you like to share with Life Science or Medical researchers?
  • What kind of researchers do you think would be interested?
  • Do you have a web link where people could look at your work in advance?
  • What would you like to get out of the meeting?

For life sciences/medical researchers Responses

  • What problem or analysis need do you want to address at this meeting?
  • What kind of researcher do you think would be interested?
  • Do you have a web link where people could look at your work in advance?
  • What would you like to get out of the meeting?

This information will be used in planning the meeting. There will be prizes for the most successful blind dates of the evening….

We hope this event will give us:

  • A set of planned initial collaborations – in the form of prepare an initial no cost collaboration (e.g. as a student project), and/or the germ of a potentially fundable proposal.
  • A map of the data analysis expertise relevant to life sciences that is available across the university (e.g. signal detection, analysis of large scale datasets, imaging analysis) – along with a map of gaps in expertise.
  • 1 and 6 months later, we will follow up to see if this has given rise to active collaborations.

What should you do now?

Please forward to anyone who might like to come and reply to Debbie Foy-Everett at D.Foy-Everett@sussex.ac.uk

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