A new collaboration with UCLA Computational Medicine Department will allow Edmond J. Safra students to participate in the Computational Genomics Summer Institute (CGSI) at UCLA this summer.
For up to ten Edmond J. Safra students, who will participate in CGSI Long Program (July 10th – Aug 2nd) - registration, lodging and travel expenses will be shared by the Center and UCLA.
The CGSI, now in its fourth year, brings together mathematical and computational scientists, sequencing technology developers in both industry and academia, and the biologists who use the instruments for particular research applications. Dozens of researchers participate and lecture in the program, with many staying for at least a week. (The list of faculty that will present in the long program and interact with the students is on the website
). Students have an opportunity to interact with the faculty and with each other, form collaborations and new friendships. Students live together in university housing, giving them a great social experience as well. Several Safra students participated in the program in past years and benefitted a lot from it. This year's program also includes a retreat in the mountains (Big Bear lake).