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We invite you to attend a two-day workshop at UCSD on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14, 2012, entitled “Toward the 3D Virtual Cell” (3DVC). We are gathering community leaders to address the challenges surrounding the development of the 3D Virtual Cell. Please see the confirmed presenters.
This will be an exciting two days and we would welcome your participation. Below is additional information about the project and what we hope you will bring to the workshop.
The University of California San Diego has been awarded a grant for planning a conceptual design for an NSF S2I2 Institute for Translational Systems Biology (ITSB) that emphasizes biological 3-dimensional (3D) structures from molecule to cell and addresses the sustainability challenge.
Translational biology is faced with cyber-infrastructure challenges related to data accessibility, software development, software reuse and sustainability on scales not seen before. We are challenged to creating new algorithm development and analysis tools that can operate on an increasingly large, diverse, complex, and widely distributed body of digital biological data.
The virtual 3D cell will provide the scientific framework to collect and disseminate software associated with all aspects of molecular and cellular biology in a way that can be understood by practicing scientists.
The ITSB will become a hub through which diverse practitioners can contribute, gain knowledge and interact. We hope you will attend the meeting where we will ask you to be a part of addressing the following questions: