CAMBRIDGE AI CLUB FOR BIOMEDICINE

The AI Club is a new initiative to bring together the Biomedical AI and Machine Learning community in Cambridge, to discuss common themes and explore different topics and methodologies. We hope these thematic monthly sessions will open conversations to inform, inspire, and connect researchers at all levels, on topics within computational biology, AI and bioinformatics.

Each session will involve two talks, followed by an interactive discussion and, later, beer and pizza. Talks will be focused on methods and cover the details that so often get hidden in the supplement!

We welcome scientists from across Cambridge to join us on the first Thursday of every month, for talks, discussion, and networking over beer and pizza. Events take place in the Lecture Theatre, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge CB2 0AW. No need to register in advance – just turn up!

The AI Club is a joint initiative, currently organised by Namshik Han’s group at the Milner Therapeutics Institute and Florian Markowetz’s group at Cancer Research UK. Greg Hannon’s and Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar’s groups also support this initiative and we welcome anyone who would like to help, whatever lab/group/company they are from! If you are interested in getting involved in the committee, please email Holly Giles. 

Next up

Thursday 2nd March: Machine learning for image analysis

5.45pm  –  Doors (and bar)  6pm  – Talks and panel discussion   7pm  –  Pizza

 

 

Speakers to be announced soon – please check back for details.

 

Next up

Thursday 2nd February

5.45pm  –  Doors (and bar)
6pm  – Talks and panel discussion
7pm – Pizza

Mutational signature analysis
How can computers aid the discovery of new mutational signatures from WGS data? Join us on 2nd February to hear more from Dr Andrea Degasperi  and Yichen Wang on developing new technologies to uncover mutational signatures from big data and data from heterogenous non-malignant samples. Grab a (non-alcoholic) drink and a slice of pizza, get comfortable, and take part in our open-floor discussion on overcoming hurdles in mutational signature analysis!

2023 AI Club Full Schedule (click to expand)

Events in this series are held at:  Lecture Theatre, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge CB2 0AW. No need to register in advance – just turn up!

The AI Club takes place on the first Thursday of the month, and the schedule will be as follows:

5.45pm – Doors (and bar)
6-7pm  – Talks and panel discussion
7pm     –  Pizza

Thursday 2nd March:
Machine learning for image analysis

Other upcoming dates are below. Please check back for updates:

Thursday 6th April
Speaker and theme TBC
Thursday 4th May
Speaker and theme TBC
Thursday 1st June
Speaker and theme TBC
Thursday 7th September
Speaker and theme TBC
Thursday 5th October
Speaker and theme TBC
Thursday 2nd November
Speaker and theme TBC
Thursday 7th December
Speaker and theme TBC
 

About the Organisers (click to expand)

The AI Club is a joint initiative, organised by Namshik Han’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group at the Milner Therapeutics Institute, Florian Markowetz’s Integrative Cancer Biology group, and Greg Hannon’s Small RNAs and Mammalian Genomics group at Cancer Research UK.

Holly Giles
harg2@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Nicholas Katritsis
nmk37@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Florian Markowetz
fm327@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Namshik Han
nh417@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Gehad Youssef
gy260@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Sofia Radrizzani
sr2048@bath.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
Ines Machado
im549@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Winnie Lei
cwl45@cam.ac.uk
Milner Therapeutics Institute
William Prew
wp287@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK
Susanne Bornelöv
smb208@cam.ac.uk
Cancer Research UK

 

Venue and Accessibility Information (click to expand)

https://www.jcbc.cam.ac.uk/how-to-find-us/

The Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor of the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, next to the reception desk. There is step-free access from the building entrance to the Lecture Theatre. There is also step-free access to the ground floor toilet facilities, which are located next to the vending machines in the building cafe. The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a hearing loop.

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