Building Effective Collaborations in Quantitative Biology

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
James P. Keener, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Developing effective educational programs for quantitative biology demands that serious attention be paid to the challenges of interdisciplinarity, and the development of collaborations between theoretical and empirical scientists. Our experience at the University of Utah in graduate education has identified several keys to success and ways to overcome disciplinary challenges. Primary among these is establishment of a culture in which transferable principles are recognized and exploited.