Modeling Mucosal Immunity —— Summer School & Symposium in Computational Immunology
The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech is proud to be hosting this year’s Modeling Mucosal Immunity (MMI) Summer School Program and Symposium on June 9th-13th, 2014. The program is sponsored by VBI’s Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) and is intended for experimental immunologists who wish to gain or expand their understanding of the computational modeling tools used to study immune responses.
“Mathematical and computational models cannot replace experimentation, but they can provide a framework for organizing existing data, generating novel mechanistic hypotheses, and deciding where to focus key validation experiments in time and space. MIEP has built new types of mathematical and computational models that reveal novel mechanisms of immune regulation in the gut mucosa during enteric infection. The MMI Summer School and Symposium will provide a window into such promising computational modeling approaches. Participants will learn how they can use these tools for their own experiments and bring their studies to the next level,” said Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology at VBI and Director of MIEP.
In addition to experimental immunologists, computational biology and bioinformatics graduate students at the earliest stages of their studies are also welcome to attend the Summer School. No previous computational modeling experience is required.
WHAT WILL YOU BE LEARNING?