Events

  • January 22, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    S&S Dinner Dialogues, with Dr. Ornit Chiba-Falek – From Bench to Bedside in Neurogenomic

    Basic science discoveries of the underpinning genetic mechanisms in Alzheimer’s-Parkinson’s spectrum disorders has translational implications in precision medicine for the development of both predictive biomarkers and therapeutics targets.Join Dr. Chiba-Falek for dinner and discussion on Wednesday, January 22nd at 7:30 pm. This event is free to attend, and transportation is available if needed.More Information

  • January 23, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm

    Reproducible Research with Git, Github, R and RStudio Workshop

    Location: Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Classroom 4 (room 4067)Registration Required: http://bit.ly/Jan23GitRMore and more scientists are asked to conduct their research in a reproducible fashion. We are often asked to publish code and data that accompanies an analysis. Ostensibly, this is a good thing as it helps others judge the accuracy and efficacy of your analyses. Another good thing is that reproducible workflows help your future self when you come back to an analysis, days, months, or even years later. However, incorporating a reproducible workflow is hard for a variety of reasons. One of these is that both the data collected during an experiment, and computer code written to analyze said data change over time. Keeping track of these changes as projects scale in duration and complexity can be difficult. Another reason reproducible workflows are hard is that most non-computer scientists don't get the training needed to help with this process. For instance, do you know what a Merkle tree is? I didn't, but most CS majors do. So when they encounter version control for the first time, the underlying concept is clear.In this workshop we will review some foundation concepts to building and implementing basic reproducible workflows using best practices in project architecture, and version control with git. By the end of the workshop, you should have a good feel for what constitutes good workflows, as well as a handful of good techniques for working with your data and your code.

  • January 24, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Kaganov Research Initiative Seminar

    Location: Bryan Reasearch 103

  • January 24, 2020 2:00pm to 4:30pm

    Bass Connections Fair

    Students of all levels are encouraged to stop by the Bass Connections Fair on Friday, January 24, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Penn Pavilion. At the fair, students can talk with project team leaders, Bass Connections staff and members of the Student Advisory Council to learn more about new project opportunities and the benefits of participation.Students can also talk with Directors of Academic Engagement as well as representatives from the Story+, Data+ and Design+ summer programs.

  • January 27, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Stefano Di Talia

  • February 5, 2020 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Duke Research Computing Workshops

    Location: Penn PavilionDuke Research Computing has organized two workshops on February 5, 2020, between 12:00 and 1:30 -- just before the Research Computing Symposium that begins at 2:00. Presenters are Dan Fay, Senior Director of Microsoft Research, and Jory Weintraub of Duke's Science & Society. Dan will present on the Microsoft Research Investigators Program and Jory will present on talking to non-scientists about your reasearch. Seating is limited. We'll provide registrants a box lunch (delicious and free!).Sign up here

  • February 5, 2020 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    2020 Research Computing Symposium

    Location: Penn PavilionThe symposium will highlight research initiatives that use information technologies and digital (sometimes even “big”) data to forge new directions in research. In order to encourage interactions among Triangle-area researchers, students, staff, and faculty from the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University are also invited to take part. And we hope they come to add even more richness to the event!The program will include a recounting of progress made in the past year and plans and a vision for future work in research computing. Of course, the symposium will also have its poster session that is open to the entire Duke community. (Refreshments, too, will accompany the usual collegial exchanges.)Register

  • February 5, 2020 3:30pm to 5:00pm

    Duke Research Computing Poster Session

    Location: Penn PavilionThis year’s Duke Research Computing Symposium will include the (now traditional) gala poster competition. Like last year, the session will be associated with the scintillating talks to take place the afternoon of February 5, 2020 in the Penn Pavilion on Duke’s West Campus. (We went a little later in 2020 to give people more time to rev up after the mid-year break.) Poster submissions are due JANUARY 27, 2020. More Information

  • February 10, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Greg Field

  • February 11, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Moving from Bystander to Upstander

    Location: Rubenstein Library 153In one of three training sessions, participants will learn tools and strategies for promoting an upstander culture - holding each other accountable for behavior that is contrary to our values of inclusion and respect and detrimental to our learning and work environment.Participants will develop bystander intervention skills to help create a culture where harassment and bias incidents are less likely to occur.Register

  • February 11, 2020 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Genetic conflicts with transposons: from making fly eggs to virus defense and cancer therapy

    Location: Nanaline Duke 147

  • February 17, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar: Integrated analysis of single-cell data across modalities and technologies

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Greg Wray

  • February 17, 2020 5:00pm

    Translating Duke Health Immunology Initiative Request for Proposals

    Duke Health is excited to announce a request for proposals for innovative approaches combining computational techniques and immunology research.Translating Duke Health (TDH) is one of the signature programs animating Advancing Health Together, our Duke Health Strategic Planning Framework.  TDH is a multiyear, multidisciplinary program to capitalize on our collective strengths in research, clinical care and population health to address major health challenges.  The Immunology and Transplant Initiative has a focus on cross-cutting paradigms in transplantation tolerance, tumor, autoimmunity, and protective immunity, with an overall goal to invest in transformative areas of research and technology where Duke Health can have the greatest impact on human health.  Additional information about the initiative is available at www.translatingdukehealth.org.To be responsive to this RFP, projects should combine an aspect of human immunology with computational biology. An interdisciplinary team approach integrating immunological and quantitative researchers is presumed, and new collaborations are encouraged. Examples of research sought by this RFP include, but are not limited to:Development of methods for the integration of multi-modal data (e.g. combining immunofluorescent imaging with single cell transcriptomic or genomic data)Development of statistical methods and software for new or critical immunology assay platformsDevelopment of mathematical models and computer simulations to understand complex immune phenomenaDevelopment of bioinformatics tools and pipelines for managing, processing, analysis or visualization of complex immunological data setsDevelopment of machine learning methods to analyze massive and/or complex immunological data setsDevelopment of population genetics models to analyze immune response genes, haplotypes and pathwaysApplicants are also encouraged to take advantage of available biobank samples and Duke Core Facilities.  The steering committee is looking for projects that build new collaborations and/or new teams and might lead to extended productive (and NIH-funded) collaborations. Translating Duke Health (TDH) plans to fund zero to three awards in response to this request for proposals.  The funding amount is up to $100,000.  G&A will be applied.  The proposed research should be appropriate to the budget and must be accomplished within one year.  Proposals have a 4-page limit. Applications are due by 5 PM EST, February 17, 2020.  Click here to see the full RFP and to find additional details about eligibility, funding, proposal requirements, selection process and review criteria.  Questions should be directed to translatingdukehealth@duke.edu.  

  • February 24, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar: Synthetic electrophysiology

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Debraj Ghose

  • February 25, 2020 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    From Me to We: Searching for the Genetic Roots of Social Life

    Location: Nanaline Duke 147

  • February 27, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Early Emergence of Depression: Understanding Risk Factors and Treatment

    Location: Duke University Hospital Lectural Hall Room 2002Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences’ 2019-2020 Grand Rounds Lecture.Speaker host: Alison Adcock, M.D., Ph.D.Please contact Alison Adcock or Lynn Labuda if you are interested in meeting with the speaker

  • March 2, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Craig Lowe

  • March 6, 2020 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Moving from Bystander to Upstander

    Location: Rubenstein Library 153In one of three training sessions, participants will learn tools and strategies for promoting an upstander culture - holding each other accountable for behavior that is contrary to our values of inclusion and respect and detrimental to our learning and work environment.Participants will develop bystander intervention skills to help create a culture where harassment and bias incidents are less likely to occur.Register

  • March 16, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Danny Lew

  • March 23, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Yuning Zhang

  • March 26, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Reciprocal Relationship of Neurocognitive and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Late Life Mental Health Disorders

    Location: Duke University Hospital Lectural Hall Room 2002Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences’ 2019-2020 Grand Rounds Lecture.Speaker Host: Chris Marx, M.D.Please contact Chris Marx or Lynn Labuda if you are interested in meeting with the speaker.

  • March 30, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

    CBB Seminar

    Location: 4233 FrenchThe Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology.Host: Debraj Ghose

  • April 2, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Mechanisms of Gene X Environment Interactions in Psychiatry - From Molecules to Behavior

    Location: Duke University Hospital Lectural Hall Room 2002Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences’ 2019-2020 Grand Rounds Lecture.Speaker Host: Doug Williamson, Ph.D.Please contact Doug Williamson or Lynn Labuda if you are interested in meeting with the speaker.

  • April 13, 2020 3:30pm to 6:00pm

    Bass Connections Showcase 2020

    Location: Penn PavilionCome learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and community partners have accomplished this year.This annual event features a poster session, lightning talks, awards and a reception.

  • May 12, 2020 8:00am to May 15, 2020 5:00pm

    IRTG Retreat

    Location: Berlin

  • May 18, 2020 8:30am to 3:00pm

    REACH Equity Annual Colloquium

    Location: Trent Semans Center, Great HallREACH Equity Annual Colloquium, Fostering a New Era of Health Disparities Research and Researchers