We’re happy to announce the 2019 COMBINE Faculty/Student Lightning Workshop: Identifying Grand Challenges in Network Biology. This will be an opportunity for COMBINE fellows and faculty to interact with the goal of fostering new connections for collaboration.

You might also be able to identify your out-of-field mentor here, so it’s a good event especially for those of you in the 2017 and 2018 cohorts.

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: noon to 2pm

What is the purpose of the COMBINE Lightning Workshop?

  • To bring together faculty and students to identify exciting areas for future collaboration in areas related to network biology.

  • To serve as an early recruiting event for faculty-identified prospective COMBINE fellows.

  • To help COMBINE Fellows identify out-of-field mentors. (The COMBINE program requires that in addition to a primary advisor, each fellow must identify an out-of-field mentor to help guide their interdisciplinary research.)

What is the format of the COMBINE Lightning Workshop?

  • Faculty will give brief 2-3 minute Lightning talks (no slides) that identify their research area(s), methods, and interests for future work. (More instructions to follow)

  • Current and prospective students will give brief introductions stating their program, career stage, and interests (more instructions will be given to those who RSVP).

  • Small break-out groups of faculty and students will discuss common interests and potential opportunities

  • Representatives from the break-out groups will share their ideas about “Grand Challenges Related to Network Biology”

For more information contact Glynis Smith, Program Facilitator COMBINE