The Otto Warburg Summer School and Research Symposium (OWS) takes place in alternating years in Shanghai and Berlin. It brings together researchers and PhD students from different backgrounds (including molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, mathematics) to discuss recent advances in a current topic in biology and computation.
The OWS will include tutorial style lectures and research talks by invited speakers as well as contributed talks from selected participants. It provides ample opportunity for interaction among speakers, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in a relaxed and friendly environment and fosters an atmosphere of scientific discussion across disciplines.
The main focus of the OWS 2019 is Cell-Type Heterogeneity and single-cell analysis. Cell-Type Heterogeneity presents one of the most significant challenges to the biological interpretation of omic data. Overcoming this challenge is critical for improving our understanding of developmental cell biology and of the molecular mechanisms that underlie complex diseases like diabetes and cancer, and ultimately for translating this improved understanding to tangible advances in personalized medicine and healthcare. The ongoing single-cell omic revolution has already transformed our fundamental understanding of developmental biology and disease, yet further progress largely depends not only on technological advances, but also increasingly on computational methods aimed at extracting the novel biological insight from such complex datasets.
The five-day summer school will provide an overview of computational , statistical and technological challenges posed by Cell-Type Heterogeneity, both at the single-cell as well as bulk sample level, and the state-of-the-art research tackling the challenges in the fields of Cell-Type Heterogeneity and single-cell analysis. The main content of the course will be computational analysis and interpretation of multiple omics data, including genotyping data, transcriptomic and epigenomic profiling data, etc. The speakers include world-class experts in areas of computational biology, statistical genomics as well as experimental biology, who will cover both the basic principles and specific topics in different aspects of Cell-Type Heterogeneity and single-cell fields.
The school language will be English.
We invite applications from PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the summer school.
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