2006 1st Summer Institute

The National Biomedical Computation Resource (NBCR) is pleased to present its first annual Summer Institute to be held - August 7-11, 2006.
This training program will provide an overview of cyberinfrastructure and multiscale modeling approaches, and will include plenary sessions (day one) 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.

Specific topics to be addressed include:

Training Session Materials:

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

Who Should Attend?

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.



For individuals who do not need housing, the registration deadline is July 31st, and the costs are $ for two tracks, or $ for one track. For individuals who require housing and meals, the registration deadline is July 14th, and the costs are $550 (5 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 will be nine scholarships awarded to defray the costs of attending the meeting. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The deadline for application is April 15, 2007. Notifications will be given by May 1, 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.. Awardees are required to present a poster during the poster sessions.


NBCR Summer Institute will be held at the University of California, San Diego and The Scripps Research Institute.

For More Information: 
Contact Teri Simas (858.534.5034, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 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. Please visit the website for detailed program information.



2006 Summer Institute Flyer



NBCR gratefully acknowledges the contributions of all the partners who contribute to the sessions and events of the 2006 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



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.

NBCR is a resource for the biomedical community. Our mission is to conduct, catalyze, and enable biomedical research by harnessing, developing, and deploying forefront computational, information and grid technologies. We consist of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, including the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), the Center for Research in Biological Systems (CRBS), The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and Washington University in St. Louis. We are supported by the NIH’s National Center for Research Resources (P41 RR08605). More information about NBCR is found at nbcr.ucsd.edu