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NIGMS Support of Predoctoral Training in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Data Science
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Nov 06 2018
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NIGMS Support Predoctoral Training Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Science Notice Number: NOT-GM-19-005 Key Dates Release Date: November 6, 2018 Related Announcements PAR-17-341 Issued National Institute General Medical Sciences NIGMS) Purpose purpose this Notice to inform predoctoral training community an update the focus National Institute General Medical Sciences NIGMS)-supported Predoctoral Training Program Bioinformatics Computational Biology, effective application due dates January 25, 2019 thereafter. NIH recently released its Strategic Plan Data Science that highlighted need the next generation researchers be equipped the skills needed take advantage the growing promise data science advancing human health. an effort achieve goal, NIGMS expanding focus its predoctoral training program bioinformatics computational biology include newly arising fields data sciences, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, virtual-reality technologies. Accordingly, training program area been renamed as Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Biomedical Data Science to reflect changes. NIGMS-supported programs in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Biomedical Data Science should train students the fundamentals applications computational information sciences gain insights develop new strategies solve problems relevant basic biomedical research. particular interest multi-disciplinary programs providing skills address biomedical research questions utilizing large data sets multiscale approaches. Accordingly, multi-department applications partner biological sciences quantitative computational sciences e.g., data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, informatics, engineering) encouraged. Training should include use theory, simulations, data sciences, machine learning, artificial intelligence, other bioinformatics computational approaches address full spectrum basic research areas the biomedical sciences, including example, fundamentals analysis interpretation molecular sequence structure, molecular function, cellular function, physiology, genomics, genetics. accordance the  NIH Strategic Plan Data Science  , training should also include aspects fair ethical data use, data sharing, data security confidentiality. NIGMS encourages programs make of resources expertise available the private sector develop student skills career paths areas including efficient computer code development use emerging technologies platforms.  Applicants encouraged consult the NIGMS Predoctoral Training website for further information. Inquiries Please direct inquiries to: Haluk Resat, Ph.D. National Institute General Medical Sciences Phone: 301-827-6671 Email: Veerasamy Ravichandran, Ph.D. National Institute General Medical Sciences Phone: 301-451-9822 Email: