|CCL 15.08.18 NBCR Summer Training Program: Data to Structural Models, UC-San Diego, La Jolla, CA|
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Date: Wed Jun 24 16:46:36 2015
Subject: 15.08.18 NBCR Summer Training Program: Data to Structural Models, UC-San Diego, La Jolla, CA
NBCR is pleased to offer a Summer Training Program (STP) August 17th to 21st, 2015, on the theme of image-based meshing and structural modeling. This week-long intensive program will introduce students to principles, methods, and NBCR tools for generating high-quality three-dimensional meshes for numerical analysis in multi-scale modeling of subcellular, cell, tissue, and organ biophysics. Structural models will be derived from structural data obtained primarily from 3D imaging modalities, including electron tomography, multi-photon and confocal microscopy, and whole-body medical imaging modalities like CT and MRI. The course will include: (1) automated and manual image segmentation and annotation strategies; (2) improving the quality of surface meshes and generating volumetric meshes with GAMer; (3) using Hex-Blender to construct 3D models; (4) developing high-order finite-element meshes, including patient-specific organ models with Continuity; and (5) using Kepler workflows to streamline analysis. The resulting meshes will be suitable for a range of biophysical modeling applications from stochastic Monte Carlo and Brownian Dynamics models to subcellular and whole-cell transport models to whole-organ biomechanics and electrophysiology that will be the topics of future NBCR training programs. In consultation with the course organizers, those accepted into the program will be encouraged to bring and work with their own data sets. The schedule is: Day 1, Monday August 17th: Introduction to NBCR image analysis and segmentation tools. Segmenting large electron tomographic image volumes. Day 2, Tuesday August 18th: Creating high-quality triangular and tetrahedral meshes for numerical analysis from segmented image volumes with GAMer and Blamer. Day 3, Wednesday August 19th: Using HexBlender to generate, refine and visualizes high-quality hexahedral Lagrange and cubic Hermite meshes from segmented tomographic image volumes. Day 4, Thursday August 20th: Least squares fitting of three-dimensional anatomic models of geometry and structure using Continuity. Day 5, Friday August 21st: Kepler Workflows for 3-D image-based model development. To register for this workshop please visit nbcr.ucsd.edu. (http://nbcr.ucsd.edu/wordpress2/?page_id=4400)NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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