SyMDROID Summer School

Systems Medicine for the Development of Novel Theranostic Approaches for Oncological and Immunological Diseases

SyMDROID will provide you with training and education across clinical, molecular biological, data science, as well as ethical, legal, and social research. It will foster your interdisciplinary connection to other young researchers working in these fields. Renowned experts from different fields will not only give inspiring lectures, but will also engage with you in both direct and moderated discussions on diverse topics important for systems medicine. Importantly, you will have plenty of opportunities to engage in networking and hands-on work (e.g., during the interdisciplinary hackathon) in groups among your peers. SyMDROID provides a unique forum for horizontal exchange of expertise. The topic of SyMDROID (oncological and immunological diseases) as well as the involvement of clinical research groups, enables you to deepen your systems medicine knowledge using clinically relevant use cases and data provided by said groups. You will understand the potential of systems medicine for oncology and immunology. You will have the chance to perform and understand lab work generating both molecular and sensor data. You will also gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills for application focussed data analysis using the generated data directly or provided example data. On top of this, you will be exposed to ethical, legal, and social implications and challenges of systems medicine and will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with renowned experts.

Schedule

*SyMDROID schedule (preliminary).  Blue marks teacher-centered times, green indicates participant-centered times, orange corresponds to mixed-times, and yellow indicates lab work.*
SyMDROID schedule (preliminary). Blue marks teacher-centered times, green indicates participant-centered times, orange corresponds to mixed-times, and yellow indicates lab work.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Jan Baumbach, Chair of Computaitonal Systems Biology, University of Hamburg
  • Prof. Dr. Kimberly Glass, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Womens Hospital
  • Dr. Markus List, Chair of Experimental Bioinfomatics, Technical Univeristy of Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Marschollek, Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of TU Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School
  • Dr. Tobias Fischer, University Medical Center Rostock
  • PD Dr. Barbara Buchberger, MPH, Institute of Healthcare Management, University of Duisburg-Essen and Robert Koch Institute
  • Prof. em. Dr. Phil. Dr. med. h.c. Jan P. Beckmann, Institut für Philosophie, FernUniversität in Hagen
  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Strech, Berlin Institute of Health
    … and the list is growing!

Venue and Date

SyMDROID will be hosted at the TWINCORE in Hannover, Germany from November 1st to November 5th. Travel stipends are available and hotel rooms will be provided, if necessary.

SyMDROID venue
SyMDROID venue

Application

Please send your application including a letter of motivation, a current CV, and an abstract on your contribution (talk and poster) via email to symdroid@plri.de no later than July 16th 2021. The letter of motivation should contain a brief descriptions of your studies or research (whichever applicable), an explanation of relevance to the topic of SyMDROID, and it should describe the need and added value of the interdisciplinary exchange during SyMDROID, ideally outlining self-defined learning goals. Your application will be assessed by a board of reviewers consisting of experts in systems medicine and related fields. You can expect a decision on your application by end of August.

Organizers

  • Prof. Dr. Tim Kacprowski, Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics of TU Braunschweig and Hannover Medical School as well as Brauschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Heuser, Medical School Hannover
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kalinke, TWINCORE
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhold E. Schmidt, Medical School Hannover
  • Dr. Susanne Kruse, Medical School Hannover