Interdisciplinary summer school on mining of biological data 2020

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!

Behind the scenes of BioSpec summer school with parts of the organizing team.

Behind the scenes of BioSpec summer school with parts of the organizing team.

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BioSpec

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:

Achim Kohler, teacher and organizer

Achim Kohler, teacher and organizer

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Håkon Sparre

Volha Shapaval, teacher and organizer.

Volha Shapaval, teacher and organizer.

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Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Maren Anna Brandsrud, teacher and organizer

Maren Anna Brandsrud, teacher and organizer

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Håkon Sparre

Johanne Solheim, teacher and organizer

Johanne Solheim, teacher and organizer

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Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Stine Brekke Vennemo, organizer

Stine Brekke Vennemo, organizer

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Stine Brekke Vennemo

Valeria Tafintseva, teacher

Valeria Tafintseva, teacher

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Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Kristin Tøndel, teacher

Kristin Tøndel, teacher

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Kristin Tøndel

Kristian Hovde Liland, teacher

Kristian Hovde Liland, teacher

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Kristian Hovde Liland

Uladzislau Blazhko, tutor

Uladzislau Blazhko, tutor

Stanislau Trukhan, tutor

Stanislau Trukhan, tutor

Volha Akylova, tutor

Volha Akylova, tutor

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Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Margarita Smirnova, tutor

Margarita Smirnova, tutor

Darya Dubava, tutor

Darya Dubava, tutor

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Håkon Sparre, NMBU
 

Part of organizing team of BioSpec summer school.

Part of organizing team of BioSpec summer school.

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BioSpec
Published 5. August 2020 - 14:24 - Updated 13. August 2020 - 11:25