2007 2nd Summer Institute

The National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) is pleased to present its second annual Summer Institute to be held Jul 30 - August 3, 2007.

This training program will provide an overview of cyberinfrastructure and multiscale modeling approaches, and will include a mini-symposium and hands-on training sessions using the tools essential for cutting edge biomedical research. NBCR’s goal in offering this Summer Institute is to broaden the impact of these tools and work closely with the biomedical community in future developments, while offering significant opportunities for networking among researchers and participants.

Training Sessions

Each of the following topics represents a parallel track that will meet half days, for four days. Each participant may sign up for up to two tracks.

Schedule at a Glance
Enrollment is limited. To ensure your place in the Summer Institute program and to help us accommodate you, we ask that you register as early as possible.
  • May 31st, 2007, scholarship application
  • June 14th, 2007, scholarship decision
  • July 16th, campus housing and meals registration deadline
  • July 23rd, last day for registration
  • July 30th, mini-symposium
  • July 31 - Aug 3, training sessions.
  • Aug 2, Conference Dinner and Certificate Ceremony.
The workshop is geared toward graduate students, postdocs and researchers interested in learning how to use specific tools addressed by this workshop and/or who are interested in understanding the role of cyberinfrastructure in biomedical research.
Important Dates

For individuals who do not need housing, the registration deadline is July 23rd, and the costs are $400 for two tracks, or $250 for one track. For individuals who require housing and meals, the registration deadline is July 9th, and the costs are $660 (6 nights), plus $110 for each additional night. Registration fee is waived for out of town participants using campus lodging. All tracks are free to UCSD affiliated participants subject to space availability, with paying participants and those with accepted posters given higher priority.

There are a number of scholarships awarded to defray the costs of attending the meeting. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The deadline for application is May 31, 2007. Notifications will be given by June 14, 2007. Please send your CV, poster abstract, and one letter of recommendation from your Ph.D. advisor or immediate supervisor to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An acknowledgment of receipt of your application will be sent within 2 days. If you don't receive such an email, please resend and contact Teri Simas as well.

Awardees are required to present a poster during the poster sessions. Expenses are reimbursed after the event. Registration and pre-payment before the registration deadline is still required. For the names of the recipients of the 2007 Summer Institute, please visit the NBCR Summer Institute Forum.

Please contact Teri Simas (858.534.5034, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further information.





NBCR Summer Institute 2007 Flyer 


NBCR gratefully acknowledges the contributions of all the partners who contribute to the sessions and events of the 2007 Summer Institute:

Rocks Clusters

Biomedical Informatics Research Network

California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

Center for Research In Biological Systems

Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA)

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering, UCSD

The Scripps Research Institute

National Center for Microscopy Imaging and Research


Open Science Grid


NBCR wishes to thank the following companies for their support of this annual event:

Dell Computer

If you'd like to become a sponsor, Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.