Funded medical courses
Funded medical courses, which are free for delegates to attend.
Taster: Machine learning with biomedical applications
Free 1-hour webinar, hosted via Zoom
12:00-13:00, Thursday 9 December 2021
This 1-hour webinar is free to attend but you need to register to book your place.
The immune system is one of the most complex networks of different organs, cells and proteins that protect the body from illness. Understanding of these complexities are essential in preventing and proposing novel therapies for a variety of diseases.
Advances in high-throughput experimental techniques have increased the availability of immunological datasets from proteomic and transcriptomic applications, such as single-cell RNA-sequencing or developing drug targets and vaccine candidates.
Who it is for
This webinar is suitable for people with an interest in data-driven methods and their application in immunology. It will also be interesting for those enrolled on the MSc in Applied and Experimental Clinical Immunology.
In this webinar we will:
- critically review recent technical and analytical advances to evaluate immune responses following viral infection and cancer.
- look at strengths and weaknesses of genomic and transcriptomic profiling technologies and common machine learning methods. In particular, to gain insight into cellular heterogeneity.
- focus on recent developments in single-cell technology and analysis. The increase in the number of single cells per experiment (thousands or even millions), pose new data science problems. We will outline challenges and formulate motivating research questions that will be essential for the progression of this field.
Community Oncology webinar series 2021
This programme has now finished. Recording of all the sessions are available on our YouTube channel.