PSW@MBI is a week-long workshop where participating mathematical modelers tackle questions proposed by life science researchers. Similar workshops have provided fresh perspectives and new ideas to proposed questions and established new interdisciplinary collaborations between theoreticians and life scientists.
The workshop gives the opportunity to practitioners and researchers in medicine and the biosciences who present problems to exploit the expertise of applied mathematical faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in working toward solutions to their problems.
Participants will include between 50-60 applied mathematicians, statisticians and domain experts. Problems will be presented on the first day and participants will divide into teams of 6-10 self-selected people each. The teams will collaborate and brain-storm on their problems, and present their solution on the final day of the workshop. Problem presenters have domain knowledge, which is needed throughout the workshop and will be available during the workshop to provide background information.
The teams will prepare reports for the problem sponsors shortly after the end of the workshop.
Accepted participants will receive local hotel accommodations and partial travel support. Prospective participants should apply online at http://visitor.mbi.ohio-state.edu/events.html?id=149. Applications received before April 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.
The workshop will end by noon on the final day. So participants should arrive the day before the workshop starts and they can leave in the afternoon of final day.