Program Announcement: Computational Genomics Summer Institute

The UCLA CGSI Organizing Committee is happy to announce the UCLA Computational Genomics Summer Institute, which is a new NIH funded program at UCLA jointly hosted with the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM). IPAM is a national math institute funded by the NSF. The program will take place each summer for one month. The dates for 2016 are July 18th – August 12th.

The program focuses on providing training in methodology development for genomics. We hope that it will be of interest to researchers at all levels. Our program builds upon a successful program hosted by IPAM in 2011 on “Mathematical and Computational Approaches in High Throughput Biology.”

The program consists of two programs. The first section (July 18th – July 22nd) is the Short Program which is in the format of a short course consisting of lectures from leading researchers in computational genomics. The short program is appropriate for researchers at all levels including both researchers actively involved in methodology development as well as other researchers who want to incorporate a methodology development aspect to their research program.

The second section (July 21st – August 12th) is the Long Program which is a continuation of the Short Program. The program is in the style of a typical long program hosted at IPAM where participants have opportunity to interact and collaborate with each other as well as the leading researchers who will serve as program faculty. The program is targeted toward senior trainees such as senior students or post-docs through established researchers.

Researchers at all levels — students, post-docs, staff researchers, as well as junior and senior faculty — are encouraged to participate in the program. Funding is available to support faculty and participant costs during the program. Because space is limited, we are encouraging interested participants and potential program faculty to apply as soon as possible.

Application forms are available on the program website. Interested individuals should direct any additional questions to


The UCLA CGSI Organizing Committee
Eleazar Eskin, UCLA
Russel Caflisch, Director, IPAM
Eran Halperin, Tel Aviv University
John Novembre, University of Chicago
Ben Raphael, Brown University