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In vitro and in vivo meet in silico at the Ume River

Do you think your experimental research would benefit from causal understanding through mathematical modeling? Would your theoretical work profit from valuable insights through empirical studies? Are you creative and open-minded? We welcome you to join us in a research camp together with about 15 other Master’s, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral researchers from multiple disciplines primarily in the natural sciences.

Vision.
To bridge the traditional departmental boundaries of universities and initiate new cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Method.
To approach research questions from different scientific directions through cumulative cycles of generation, analysis, rejection, and acceptance of ideas, and, in the collaborative process of repeatedly zooming in on the details and out on the big picture, improve each participant’s ability to express ideas, give and take constructive criticism, and interact with researchers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Where.
Granö Beckasin, Umeälven

How.
Participants work in multidisciplinary teams to develop a small research project and write it up in a proposal. We use the first day or two to converge on different research questions and the following days to find the best theoretical or experimental framework to answer those questions. On the last day, we review each team’s proposal. Between sessions of project work, we will sandwich in various exercises and interactive games to break open the boundaries of creativity.

Credits.
Students receive 2 ECTS credits for completing the camp.

Application.
Applicants are young researchers from universities in Sweden or abroad. Together with a CV, applicants should provide a summary of what they hope to gain from this event and how they would contribute to the collaborative outcome.

Registration Form 

IceLab and KBC cover accommodation, meals, and domestic travel.

Send questions to Martin Rosvall