Quantitative Biosciences 2021 Hands-On Virtual Workshop: Modeling Epidemics
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of understanding and modeling the dynamics of disease spread. Computational modeling has proven to be a key tool in our fight against the novel coronavirus, and helping to inform the implementation of public health interventions including physical distancing, mask-wearing, testing/tracing, as well as vaccination. This hands-on workshop, organized by the first-year cohort of Quantitative Biosciences PhD students, Prof. Joshua Weitz, and Prof. J.C. Gumbart, served to introduce scientists of all experience levels to the process of modeling epidemics.
To watch the public talks of this workshop – including a Plenary by Dr. Sarah Cobey, a demonstration by the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory, and a lecture by Prof. Joshua Weitz – visit the Quantitative Biosciences YouTube channel.
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Hands-On Workshop 2017: Stochastic Gene Expression