Annual Symposium 2018

Please join us for our COMBINE Symposium On Network Biology

In Partnership with CHIB (Center for Health-Related Informatics And Bioimaging)


Thursday, May 17, 2018
11 am- 3:30 pm
Colony Ballroom
2203 Stamp Student Union

COMBINE (Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks) is a University of Maryland NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program. COMBINE is an innovative, cross-disciplinary program that trains graduate students to integrate methods from computational, physical, and mathematical sciences to gain insights into the principles governing living systems.  The COMBINE program utilizes a network-based, data-driven approach and is usually undertaken alongside a PhD degree program in Computer, Mathematical, Physical, or Life Sciences. (Interested candidates from other degree programs are also welcome to apply.)

COMBINE fellows have access to advanced interdisciplinary coursework, travel funding for conferences, career development resources, internship opportunities with partner participants, and cross-disciplinary mentoring. One-year NSF-funded stipends ($34,000) are available on a competitive basis.

At the Annual COMBINE Symposium, current COMBINE fellows will showcase their research, and COMBINE faculty will be available to discuss research opportunities for current UMD PhD students interested in joining the Fall 2018 COMBINE cohort. 


  • Overview of the COMBINE program by Dr. Michelle Girvan the Program Director 
  • Short talks by COMBINE graduate fellows
  • Lunch and Poster session by COMBINE graduate fellows (RSVP required)
  • Keynote Presentation: Dr. Olaf Sporns on Network Neuroscience: Mapping and Modeling Complex Brain Network
  • Keynote Presentation: Dr. Reka Albert on Network-based dynamic modeling of disease and treatment

Please  RSVP by May 7 

To learn more about COMBINE visit our webpage