07/27/2021 – Stanislav Shvartsman, Ph.D., Princeton University, “Dynamics of Small Cell Clusters”
01/15/2021 – William Gilpin, Harvard Quantitative Biology Initiative, “Chaos and emergent computation in biological dynamics“
01/14/2021 – Alexandria Volkening, Northwestern University, “Modeling and analysis of zebrafish-skin patterns“
01/13/2021 – Christopher Miles, NYU, “Modeling & data science of stochastic organization in the mitotic spindle“
01/12/2021 – Zixuan Cang, UCI, “Topological and Geometric Data Analysis Meets Data-driven Biology“
01/11/2021 – Jan-Christian Hütter, Broad Institute, MIT, “Inference of gene expression trajectories and statistical optimal transport“
09/22/2020 – Bing Ren, UCSD, “Applications of Single Cell Epigenomics to Neuroscience”
02/24/2020 – Yoichiro Mori, University of Pennsylvania, “Mathematical Justification of Slender Body Theory”
11/08/2019 – Christopher Rackauckas, MIT, (former CMCF center fellow) “Neural Differential Equations as a Basis for Scientific Machine Learning”
03/12/2019 – Hang Lu, Georgia Tech, “Deep Phenotyping Enabled by Microfluidics and High-Throughput Quantitative Microscopy”
Community-initiated Topical Workshops
The Center solicits proposals from the community to support community-initiated workshops each year.
Convergence Accelerator Team (CAT)
The center invites proposals for Convergence Accelerator Teams, a group of 3-6 researchers 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. 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.