July 10th, 2012. Lawrence Berkley National Labs' Computing Science Summer Student seminar series provides interns and staff with opportunities to hear a variety of speakers in the fields of computatonal science and engineering. Computational biology is a broad field that draws on areas of computation, physics, mathematics and biology.  In addition to the technical aspects of creating computational models of phenomena in cell biology, Dr.

The Krell Institute manages the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Computational Science Graduate Fellows (CSGF) program. The DOE CSGF program identifies and supports the nation’s top graduate students in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Each year DOE staff, as well as current and previous CSGF fellows meet to share their work and foster the professional networks critical for taking full advantage of our countries computational and intellectual capital.

Improv for Scientists 101 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Thursday, August 30th, 2012 (5:30-6:30pm). Partly inspired by the work of improvscience, members of the community at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are starting an improv theatre group for scientists. By establishing this group they hope to create opportunities for local scientists and physicians to represent and converse in creative ways a variety aspects of their profession in today’s society and academic environment.

Seminar, Oakland University, Rochester, MI. It is popularly known that quantitative and computational research practices have changed how scientists characterize and study biological systems. Yet the process of incorporating such methods and complementing the rich history of important qualitative research is complex. In the seminar for biologists, physicists, chemists and mathematicians, Holmes looks at the technical and social needs involved in the journey from qualitative to computational biology. Do biologists have to become computational scientists?