ELLIIT focus period on data-driven cancer immunology
Title: ELLIIT focus period on data-driven cancer immunology
SNIC Project: Berzelius-2022-68
Project Type: LiU Berzelius
Principal Investigator: Sonja Aits <sonja.aits@med.lu.se>
Affiliation: Lunds universitet
Duration: 2022-04-15 – 2022-07-01
Classification: 10610
Homepage: https://elliit.se/hackathon-focus-period-lund-2022/


For 5 weeks, the ELLIIT focus period "Data-driven modelling and learning for cancer immunotherapy" will unite young international scholars, ELLIIT researchers and other top international academics active in domains such as systems biology, cancer treatment, machine learning and dynamical systems in Lund. We will exchange knowledge and together find new answers to tackle major analytics challenges in cancer immunology. As part of this, we will organize a hackathon. The hackathon will be a chance for workshop participants and guest researchers to work together on real cancer immunology datasets and analysis challenges over several days. Participants will work in interdisciplinary teams, from their homes or on-site in Lund, and we will have tight interactions between the teams to exchange ideas and give feedback. This hands-on activity should generate new analysis approaches and cancer immunology insights and build bridges between the cancer immunology and technical communities. Thus, it will also be an excellent way to get inspiration for new projects and form new collaborations that will continue beyond this focus period. Participants will thus have the option to continue working together for 5 more months. After that, collaborations can continue outside of our organization.