DTRI to Present Interdisciplinary Colloquium

The Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI), together with the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), will hold an interdisciplinary colloquium titled “A Meeting of the Minds: Creating collaborations between clinical and translational investigators and quantitative experts” on January 23, 2014. This event is intended to bring together clinical and translational investigators who have data but lack quantitative expertise, with quantitative experts who develop and apply advanced analytic tasks but are in need of interesting biological questions and quality datasets. The Colloquium will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in the Searle Center Lecture Hall. It will consist of three distinct segments:

  1. One hour of “speed” presentations by clinicians;
  2. One hour of “speed” presentations by computationalists;
  3. One hour for posters and networking.

The “speed” presentation format allows respective presenters have a limited amount of time to share their respective stories with a small group of investigators who have complementary skills. Respective presentation topics would include:

•    Clinicians: available omics data, scientific questions of interest, available specimens, grants interested in pursuing;
•    Computationalists: areas of expertise (at a near-layperson’s level), examples of application to biological data, ideal dataset, grants interested in pursuing.

This format provides the maximum opportunity for the presentation of clinical as well as computational research interests and for investigator interaction. Space for posters will be available. Participants need not create posters explicitly for this event but rather may use previously presented posters as a visual aid for presenting their respective skills and areas of interest.

Funding for this event is provided by the School of Medicine. For more information, contact Jessie Tenenbaum.