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<p style=”text-align: center;”>MIDWEST WORKSHOP OF WOMEN IN EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY
TOWARDS AN INTEGRATION OF MODERN MACHINE LEARNING METHODS TO THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>12th August 2022</p>
The 1st Midwest Workshop of Women in Experimental Biology (MWWEB 2022) will take place on August 12th, 2022. The aim of the workshop is two-fold:
1. Identify and develop strategies for the implementation of sophisticated quantitative and machine learning methods to disciplines within Experimental and Organismal Biology
2. Highlight and seek strategies to remove barriers to research, teaching, and service contributions of women and under-represented groups in Experimental and Organismal Biology
Extraordinary advancements in computing power have facilitated the development and applications of sophisticated statistical tools to biological fields such as genomics, ecology, and evolution. However, even now, when powerful hardware and software have never been more accessible and despite significant advancements in machine learning, physiological and organismal branches of biology, like animal behavior, functional morphology, and biomechanics, seem to be stuck in the past, with the ubiquitous and almost exclusive use of classical univariate statistics. Experimental and organismal biology is in urgent need of such modern tools to make better sense of the increasingly complex and extensive data that we are now capable of collecting.
This meeting looks to the future and strives to identify and develop strategies for the implementation of sophisticated quantitative and machine learning methods to disciplines within Experimental and Organismal Biology. Beyond this goal, we strive to both highlight the inspiring diversity and strength of the research programs of women in the biological sciences in the Midwest and seek strategies to identify and remove barriers to the participation of women in experimental biology. We will simultaneously brainstorm ideas to broaden participation in experimental biology while, at the same time, celebrating and drawing on the strength of diverse perspectives to identify fundamental biological questions that will most benefit from advancements that quantitative methods like machine learning can bring.
We place a high value on equity, diversity, and inclusion; indeed, the spirit of the meeting can’t prescind from recognizing the value that different perspectives and backgrounds bring to all scientific disciplines, particularly as we seek to integrate quantitative methods into experimental and organismal biology. Although our workshop explicitly highlights women in the biological sciences, we aim to encourage the participation of all under-represented groups and minorities in biology and enhance the interaction between them.
Registration is free. Please, use the link on the website to register not later than August 5th, 2022 for IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE and not later than August 11th, 2022 for VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE.
LONG TALK & SHORT TALK & POSTER SUBMISSION
If you are submitting a Long Talk (10min), a Short Talk (3min), and/or a Poster, please submit your presentation at the website no later than August 5th, 2022. Videos of Long Talks and Short Talks and PDFs of Posters will be uploaded to Gather “MWWEB” Town and will be available for the entire duration of the workshop. Four of the submitted Long Talks will be selected as Contributed Talks and authors of selected talks will have the opportunity to present live during the workshop. For more information, please refer to the Call for Submissions page.
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