CSBC News & Announcements

News & Announcements

  • 02.24.21 |

    Join the Virtual Seventh Annual Stanford Cancer Systems Biology Symposium, March 26, 2021 from 9:00am-2:00pm Pacific Time.

    On behalf of Stanford Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB), we would like to invite you to attend the Seventh Annual Stanford Cancer Systems Biology Symposium that will be held virtually on Friday, March 26th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Pacific Time.  The virtual symposium will be focusing on single-cell approaches to understand cancer, with a particular focus on tumor development, the tumor microenvironment (TME), and spatial genomics. There are seven talks covering cancer cells states in TME, a large-scale dissection of cell states in TME linked to tumor ecosystems, single-cell dissection of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, single-cell RNA-seq analysis during homeostasis, cancer and autoimmunity, and more.

    The registration is now open and free to all.  Please visit the symposium’s website for event registration and schedule.  Learn more >>

    Featured Speakers

    Xiaole Shirley Liu, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Vijay Sankaran, MD, PhD, the Lodish Family Chair in the Division of Hematology/Oncology from Harvard Medical School

    Meromit Singer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Data Science from Harvard Medical School

    Itai Yanai, PhD, Director of Institute for Computational Medicine from NYU Langone Health

    Chloé Steen, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

    Zinaida Good, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in Stanford Cancer Center

    Almudena Espin Perez, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University

  • 12.18.20 |

    JOB OPENING! Postdoctoral Fellow in prostate cancer progression and metastasis at Boston University.

    The Shipley Prostate Cancer Center at Boston University School of Medicine seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and bone metastasis. We are a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary, collaborative group of investigators focused on cancer disparities, and we have pioneered studies of BET bromodomain regulation in cancer. Research focuses on signal transduction in the prostate microenvironment, and new approaches to understand tumor cell aggressiveness and metastasis in cancer patients with co-morbid metabolic disease. We work in a safety net hospital setting, where about half our patients are African American. We are deeply committed to ameliorate the well-known racial disparities for men with prostate cancer.

    The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for applying for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, NIH requires such individuals to be either a US citizen or a permanent resident.

    Required Skills

    • Recent Ph.D. or MD Ph.D. graduate in cancer, molecular oncology, or related discipline
    • Experience with molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology, metabolism, multiparameter flow cytometry, cell culture
    • Preferred familiarity with the characterization of murine metastasis models
    • Demonstrated scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence
    • Independent, highly self-motivated, and innovative
    • Proven track record in the field of tumor biology, with relevant publications
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Willing to seek out grant funding from external sources in support of their independent research and may participate in writing grant proposals
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and organizational skills
    • Ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted, and fast-moving team environment

    Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To apply for this position please send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Gerald V Denis, [email protected]

  • 12.18.20 |

    2021 CSBC and PS-ON Virtual Poster Session on Jan 8 from 11am to 2pm PT.

    We’re hosting a virtual poster session for CSBC and PS-ON investigators to provide another opportunity to present posters from the annual meeting on a platform that facilitates the deeper discussion that we typically enjoy during in-person poster sessions. Please submit your poster in .png format through this registration form if you would like to participate. If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected]

  • 04.30.20 |

    2020 Annual Investigators Meeting September 16-17 at NIH.

    The 2020 Annual Investigators Meeting will be held Sept 16-17 at NIH.

  • 04.30.20 |

    2020 Junior Investigators Meeting August 27-28, 2020 at NIH.

    The 2020 Junior Investigators (JI) Meeting will be held August 27-28, 2020 at NIH. Invited speakers include Shannon Mumenthaler from USC as a keynote, Julie Reiser from Johns Hopkins, who will lead a session on scientific communications, and Manu Platt, who will present on the creation of inclusive research environments.

  • 02.20.20 |

    Workshop on Computational and Experimental Approaches to Study Tumor Heterogeneity.

    The CSBC and M2CH-CSBC Center at OHSU are hosting a Workshop on Computational and Experimental Approaches to Study Tumor Heterogeneity. The Workshop is April 22-23 in Portland, Oregon. Topics include single cell measurements, multimodal analytics and RNAseq deconvolution, bioprinting and tissue engineering, and modeling. Free hotel and meals for up to 10 junior investigators  Secure your spot today!

    Tumor Heterogeneity Workshop Flier

  • 12.09.19 |

    Duke University Computational Biology Webinar Series for High School Students.

    Duke University will host a 3-part Webinar Series for high school students that includes presentations by experts in computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology. The Webinar Series will be made available through a private YouTube Channel. For more information, please see the Duke Webinar Flier.

  • 12.06.19 |

    Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Opportunity with CSBC and PS-ON.

    The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network are offering rising Junior and Senior undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors from NCI-supported institutions for a 10-week summer fellowship. The 2020 summer research program is designed specifically for students to gain experience in the interdisciplinary fields of systems biology and physical oncology. Students who are especially interested in cancer research careers are encouraged to apply. Sixteen opportunities are available at 14 research institutions across the United States. Stipend, housing, and travel to and from the host institution are covered by NCI. Additionally, students will convene at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, mid-way through the summer to present their research and network with their peers.

    Detailed information about the program and application instructions can be found at: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/. The application deadline is February 7, 2020. 

  • 10.08.19 |

    Announcing a Postdoctoral Position in the Quaranta Lab at Vanderbilt University.

    The Quaranta Lab at Vanderbilt University has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher to study drug sensitivity of Small Cell Lung Cancer using computational and experimental approaches. Learn more here.

  • 10.08.19 |

    Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (ACE) is hosting a Bootcamp on Methods in Evolution and Cancer Dec 2-6, 2019.

    The Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (ACE) will hold the week-long Methods in Evolution and Cancer Bootcamp Dec 2-6, 2019 at Arizona State University in Tempe.  Sign up by October 20th at https://tinyurl.com/y3czodwv

    Learn More

  • 09.26.19 |

    NIH Funded Short Course @ UCI.

    Systems Biology, A Foundation for Interdisciplinary Careers

    This course covers multiple topics in systems biology and is targeted both toward individuals with backgrounds in the mathematical, computational or physical sciences as well as individuals with biological or biomedical backgrounds. It emphasizes mentoring and skills development for dealing with the unique challenges of following an interdisciplinary career path. It is open to trainees and established researchers; includes lecture, small-group instruction, and laboratory components, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.

    The course will be held from Jan 13-31, 2020 on the UC Irvine campus and followed by the Regional Conference in Systems Biology on Saturday, Feb 1st, 2020 at UC Riverside.

    It Is supported by a five-year NIH grant (R25-GM126365). Space is limited.

    Detailed information about the course can be found on the Center for Complex Biological Systems home page (http://ccbs.uci.edu), or by clicking on the course title above.

    Link to the flyer here.

     

  • 09.11.19 |

    Image Analysis Workshop and Jamboree.

    The cancer community is developing and deploying imaging platforms capable of probing tumors at subcellular resolution.  Join us at one of the following events:

    SEATTLE, Jan. 9-10, 2019

    2-Day Workshop @ Sage to enumerate computational challenges shared across platforms and detail them in working papers.

    NASHVILLE, Feb. or March 2019

    2-Day Jamboree @ Vanderbilt to develop software that addresses one or more of the challenges.

    Funding is available, and the application deadline is Oct. 1, 2019. For detailed information about both events, and to apply for funding, visit: synapse.org/CSBCPSONImageAnalysisWorkshop2020.

    See flyer for more or contact [email protected] with questions.

     

  • 09.11.19 |

    Idea Competition for DREAM Challenges.

    Sage Bionetworks and DREAM Challenges are hosting an Idea Competition for the CSBC and PS-ON communities to solicit ideas for a DREAM Challenge with an award of up to $100,000 Subcontract

    Entry Deadline: Sept. 30, 2019

    See flyer for more

     

  • 05.21.19 |

    Vanderbilt Center Workshop on Computational Approaches to Study Cancer Heterogeneity.

    The U54 Vanderbilt Center for Cancer Systems Biology will host a workshop on August 21-22, 2019.

    Interested? Register Here

    Heterogeneity Workshop Flyer

  • 04.18.19 |

    Inaugural Cancer Systems Biology Consortium- West Coast Symposium May 15-16, 2019 at OHSU.

    Flier West Coast Symposium

    Network with other CSBC researchers at OHSU on May 15-16, 2019 and discuss opportunities to collaborate in research, education and outreach.

  • 02.05.19 |

    Winter 2019 Quarterly Newsletter.

    Winter 2019 CSBC/PS-ON Quarterly Newsletter
    Read research highlights, get overviews of working group activity and learn about events and activities from the CSBC and PS-ON.

  • 12.06.18 |

    Summer Fellowship Opportunity with Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network.

    The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network are offering rising Junior and Senior undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors from NCI-supported institutions for a 10-week summer fellowship. The 2019 summer research program is designed specifically for students to gain experience in the interdisciplinary fields of systems biology and physical oncology. Students who are especially interested in cancer research careers are encouraged to apply. Opportunities are available at 15 research institutions across the United States. Stipend, housing, and travel to and from the host institution are covered by NCI. Additionally, students will convene at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, mid-way through the summer to present their research and network with their peers.

    Detailed information about the program and application instructions can be found at: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

    Please distribute the flyer to undergraduates who might be interested in this exciting opportunity. Email [email protected] if you have any questions about the program.

  • 11.19.18 |

    NIH-funded Short Courses at UCI.

    UCI is hosting two short courses that are open to trainees and established researchers from around the U.S. and abroad. They both include lecture, small-group instruction, and laboratory components, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities.

    The two courses will be held concurrently from Jan 21-Feb 8, 2019, followed by the Regional Conference in Systems Biology on Saturday, Feb 9th, 2019.

    Systems Biology, A Foundation for Interdisciplinary Careers. This course covers multiple topics in systems biology and is targeted both toward individuals with backgrounds in the mathematical, computational or physical sciences as well as individuals with biological or biomedical backgrounds.  The course emphasizes mentoring and skills development for dealing with the unique challenges of following an interdisciplinary career path.

    Cancer Systems Biology is focused on exciting research topics at the intersection between Cancer Biology and Systems Biology.  It is also open to individuals with diverse backgrounds at multiple career stages. 

  • 10.22.18 |

    Free Workshop on Dissecting Tumor Heterogeneity.

    City of Hope is hosting a free workshop for academics interested in tumor heterogeneity and single cell genomic analysis.

    Grand Summit Lodge, Park City, Utah

    December 14, 2018

    >>Learn more

  • 10.22.18 |

    Stanford PRISM program: Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine.

    Stanford PRISM is an opportunity for late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to explore Stanford postdoctoral training in the sciences and medicine.

    Deadline for applications extended to October 29, 2018.

    Learn more

  • 09.17.18 |

    CSBC Centers host Summer Undergraduate Research Interns.

    Sixteen college students completed research this summer through the 2018 Systems Biology and Physical Sciences Summer Research Program, coordinated by the National Cancer Institute as part of the CSBC’s ongoing efforts in education and outreach.

    Learn more

  • 09.12.18 |

    Systems Approaches to Cancer Biology Meeting.

    The Systems Approaches to Cancer Biology conference is organized by the Association of Early Career Cancer Systems Biologists (AECCSB) and aims to bring together scientific leaders and up-and-coming investigators applying systems methods to better understand cancer systems biology. Learn more

  • 09.12.18 |

    2018 CSBC/PSON Annual Meeting.

    The annual investigators meeting brings together investigators from the CSBC and the Physical Sciences – Oncology Network (PSON) to share their recent research findings, new experimental approaches, and research resources that are available to the community. Learn more

  • 03.15.18 |

    Announcing Systems Biology Short Courses @ The Center for Complex Biological Systems.

    The Center for Complex Biological Systems at the University of California, Irvine is excited to announce two new NIH-funded “short courses” in Systems Biology.

    Learn more

  • 02.13.18 |

    Accepting Applications for the Young Investigator Award for the Sage Assembly.

    The 2018 Sage Assembly will focus on the expanding impact of algorithms on our personalized healthcare and life decisions.

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  • 02.06.18 |

    Announcing a Series of Hands-on High Resolution Imaging Workshops @The M2CH Center.

    The M2CH Center of the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium will host a series of hands-on workshops May 7-11, 2018 on three cutting edge imaging platforms.

    Learn more

  • 12.01.17 |

    Announcing a Microbiome Data Analysis Workshop Using R/Bioconductor.

    This workshop introduces the common analyses of differential abundance and ordination using the phyloseq, edgeR, and DESeq2.

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  • 10.13.17 |

    CSBC U01 Pre-application Webinar Slides.

    For those of you that missed the pre-application webinar for PAR-16-131 you can find the slides below:

    Learn more

  • 08.11.17 |

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Metastasis Workshop.

    To facilitate interdisciplinary collaborative projects across the CSBC and PS-ON programs and beyond, Sage Bionetworks hosted a two-day workshop in Seattle, WA on June 12-14.

    Learn more

  • 08.10.17 |

    Cancer Systems Biology Consortium Annual Meeting.

    The CSBC Annual Principal Investigators meeting will be held on October 2-3, 2017 at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA.

    Learn more

  • 08.10.17 |

    CSBC/PS-ON Junior Investigator Meeting.

    The CSBC and PS-ON Junior Investigator meeting took place in Bethesda, MD on July 11-12. This meeting was organized by CSBC and PS-ON Junior Investigators who drafted the agenda, selected abstracts and invited the speakers.

    Learn more

  • 08.09.17 |

    NCI Hosts Summer Undergraduate Research Interns.

    The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Biology hosted 19 students from across the United States for an Undergraduate Research Conference on July 11 – 12, 2017 at NIH’s campus.

    Learn more

  • 03.08.17 |

    Announcing the Stanford CCSB 5th Annual Symposium.

    The Stanford CCSB will hold its 5th Annual Symposium in Li Ka Shing – Paul Berg Hall at Stanford University on Friday, May 5, 2017. This conference is designed for participants to explore the systems biology approach to understanding cancer progression and treatment response.

    Learn more

  • 01.26.17 |

    CSBC U54 Pre-application Webinar Slides.

    For those of you that missed the pre-application webinar for RFA-CA-15-014 you can find the slides below:

    Learn more

  • 01.13.17 |

    Accepting Applications for the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Metastasis Workshop.

    Applications for the Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cancer Metastasis are now being accepted.

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  • 12.02.16 |

    NCI-sponsored Systems Biology and Physical Oncology Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity.

    he National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network are offering rising Junior and Senior undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors from NCI-supported institutions for an 8-week summer fellowship.

    Learn more

  • 09.28.16 |

    CSBC/PSON Mathematical Oncology Handbook Now Online.

    A new resource for the oncology community has been released and is available here!

    Learn more

  • 09.07.16 |

    CSBC Kickoff Meeting Success.

    The PSON-CSBC Joint Kickoff meeting occurred in Rockville, MD on August 29-31st, 2016. This meeting represented the formal announcement of the four U54 Centers funded under the CSBC as well as new PSOCs added to the PSON.

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  • 09.06.16 |

    Sage Bionetworks named as CSBC coordinating center.

    Sage Bionetworks, a Seattle based non-profit biomedical research organization, was recently named as Coordinating Center for the CSBC and PS-ON awardees.

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  • 09.06.16 |

    Announcing the Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer.

    Announcing the Gordon Research Conference on Physical Science of Cancer

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  • 09.05.16 |

    CSBC kicks off with four new research centers.

    The CSBC has officially kicked off with the funding of four U54 research centers. These centers will join the currently-funded U01 projects. Stay tuned for more updates from these centers!