BioSpec Norway has, for the third year in a row, organized our summer school on the 15th - 20th of June. It is an interdisciplinary course where students work with mining of biological data. This year the summer school was completely digital. It was streamed from Læringssenteret at NMBU, which also assisted with moral and technical support!
10 PhD students and 5 professors/associate professors/researchers organized the summer school, where 25 students from 15 nations and with different backgrounds where introduced to biology, spectroscopy, data processing and machine learning. During the last part of the week the students worked in "experts in teams", where the teams consisted of students from different fields. On Friday afternoon, the teams presented their results. On Saturday a mini conference where held, where the students presented their master and phd projects.
This summer school has been supported by the DIKU project "Belanoda- Digital learning platform for boosting multidisciplinary education in data analysis for life sciences in Eurasia region" (project number CPEA-STA-2019/10025) funded by the Eurasia program, Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU).
I enjoyed working together with participants from different backgrounds, both academically and culturally. Together we were able to learn from each other, with guidance from knowledgeable tutors. The inspiring lecturers gave a sneak peek into their fields of work, and you got to see where what you learned during the week can be applied in real life.Ingrid, student at BioSpec summer school 2020.A comprehensive and practical introduction to biological FTIR data processing and analysis. Very much recommended if you plan on applying IR spectroscopy to your own research.Pjotr, student at BioSpec summer school 2020.
Teachers, tutors and organizers
The summer school would not have taken place without the following people: