Convergence Acceleration Teams (CAT): A key to jump starting a collaborative project, especially one with researchers from different backgrounds, is to have a short (<1 week), focused effort to build momentum.
We invite proposals for Convergence Accelerator Teams, a group of 3-6 researchers (at any career level, from any institution) who will visit the Center at UC Irvine for a session lasting 3-5 days. The two-page proposals should introduce a specific research question, in the area of cell behavior across scales, and explains why bringing a team together at this time will have significant impact on the success of the project. This program is to accelerate an existing project idea, rather than to seed a new idea. Proposals may be submitted any time throughout the year, and will be evaluated by a Center committee at least every two months. The winning teams will receive support for travel and lodging in Irvine. The Center will facilitate the focused research group activities with office space and access to a conference room and other Center facilities. Winning proposals are selected for scientific merit, the likelihood that this session will result in tangible outcome, e.g., a grant proposal, a paper, or a software repository, and that this outcome is accelerated by the session (e.g., because the session brings together researchers from geographically distant institutions). A one-page summary of the team’s works at the Center will be required at the end of the team’s visit. Teams will be invited to present their research at the following year’s Annual Center Symposium.
For questions and submission, please email us.
CMCF is soliciting proposals for Community-Initiated Topical Workshops; providing researchers from Irvine and around SoCal an opportunity to become involved with the center. Contact us for more details.
On June 6-7, 2019, CMCF will host a single-cell workshop: Algorithms and Models for Single-Cell Genomics. More details here.
BioChallenge SoCal Day: giving the opportunity for junior researchers to work together and present new ideas on how “Biology Challenges Mathematics.”
Opportunities are open for Visiting Scientists to join CMCF. Contact us for more details.
The 1st Annual Center Symposium was held on October 1-2nd 2018 at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Conference website.
On July 26-27th 2018, CMCF hosted a mechanobiology symposium: The Mechanome in Action.