Short Course on Myocyte Modeling

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Short Course on Myocyte Modeling


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Date: July 20-July 24, 2009.
Location: Mt. Washington Conference Center - Baltimore, Maryland
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2008
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The Integrative Computational Modeling of the Cardiac Myocyte Short Course is limited to 17 participants to ensure a small instructor to student ratio. Due to the large number of applicants, students will be selected for this course based on the strength of their current research activities. Interest in this course and degree of benefit from taking this course will also be taken into consideration.  
Applicants will receive notification of acceptance status by mail or e-mail.  Please allow 3 weeks from the application deadline for notification.
Target Audience
Biomedical researchers and clinician-scientists with a strong interest in understanding the process of developing, implementing, and applying mathematical biological system models. Programming experience is recommended. The NIH-NHLBI requires that you be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national of the United States or hold a green card at the time of this application.
Course Description
Using the cardiac myocyte as a paradigm, participants will be introduced to key concepts that underlie development of mathematical mechanistic models of biological systems. Participants will learn how to apply such models to the interpretation of experimental data and to make biological predictions. Core concepts in mathematics, numerical programming, and cardiac myocyte physiology and modeling will be covered in a set of online courses to be completed prior to the short course. The intensive 5-day short course will cover the implementation of existing myocyte models, the development of a new model based on experimental data, and an overview of future directions in biological modeling.
Lodging is located on site at the Mount Washington Conference Center. Students are responsible for transportation. Students should also plan on bringing a laptop.
Click here to download the course promotional flyer. (PDF)
For more information, email Jennifer Hopkins at

This short course is made possible by the NIH-NHLBI 1 T15 Hl088964 Short Course on Integrative Modeling of the Cardiac Myocyte award.
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The Institute for Computational Medicine
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Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218-2686

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