Non-OPF Events & Announcements

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Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core: registration open for an advanced workshop - "Introduction to ChIP-seq analysis” to be held on April 29th and 30th.
This 2-day hands-on workshop will instruct participants on how to efficiently manage and analyze ChIP-seq data starting from sequence reads through to peak calling, finishing with visualization and functional assessment of identified genomic regions.
Please note that this workshop has two pre-requisites - you should have taken both the Introduction to R and Introduction to the command-line interface (shell) workshops, or similar, over the last 6 months. More details about this workshop (including pre-requisites and eligibility criteria) are available below, on the registration page.

Careers in Medical Writing: A Panel Discussion |Thursday, April 25, 6 – 8 PM | Carrie Hall, 15 Francis Street | Dinner will be provided
Do you wonder what a career in medical writing or scientific writing would be like? Medical writing or scientific writing are extensive fields with roles across a variety of employers in biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, government organizations, marketing agencies, medical information companies, as well as editorial and science journalism.
Join us in a career panel featuring former postdocs who will share their experiences in the rapidly expanding field of medical writing!
• Discover the breadth of the medical writing roles available to advanced degree holders
• Identify the skills that are necessary to be successful in medical writing
• Determine ways to transition from postdoc to a medical writing role
Click here for more info & registration
David Doroquez, PhD, Medical Writer, DynaMed Plus, EBSCO Information Services
Angelyca Jackson-Hammond, PhD, Scientific Communications Manager, Indigo Ag
Mark Rosenzweig, PhD, Associate Director of Biomedical Informatics, Foundation Medicine
Karthik Venkatesh, PhD, Associate Director of Medical Writing, Biogen
Tracey Tucker Zhou, PhD, Senior Medical Writer, Bluebird Bio

Whitehead Institute Spring into Science – An evening lecture series for the Cambridge Community Featuring the Latest in Biomedical Research
Upcoming Lectures:

April 17, 6-7pm: “The Deadly Side of Cancer: How Cancer Spreads,” with Robert Weinberg, Founding Member, Whitehead Institute and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor for Cancer Research, MIT, Member, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
April 24, 6-7pm, "Sex Differences in Health and Disease, David C. Page, Director and Member, Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology, MIT
May 1, 6-7pm,
“Tapping into Plants' Natural Chemical Arsenals Without Taxing Nature,” Jing-Ke Weng, Member, Whitehead Institute, Assistant Professor of Biology, MIT
More info and registration

Apply for a position in the Fall 2019 IMPACT program for post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral trainees
- Group mentoring, 1:1 advising, and community engagement will help you:
- Gain a broader perspective on your research and career
- Heighten the potential of your research to achieve real-world impact
- Identify actionable opportunities to strengthen your work’s focus
- Express your research mission with clarity and power to attract collaborators and support
- Expand your professional network for lasting, valuable relationships
Please see our website for more details at
See a short video about the program at
The application form can be accessed at
Applications are due May 13, 2019
Questions: Email

Career Pathways for Clinical Researchers Interested in C/T Research, will offer clinical researchers an overview of the many career options in this area. The session will provide an opportunity for participants to listen to a keynote expert describe a successful career trajectory and to present questions around C/T research career choices to a diverse panel of experts who specialize in medicine.
Career Pathways for Clinical Researchers Interested in C/T Research
April 10, 2019 | 2:30pm-6:30pm | Harvard Medical School Campus
Register here by April 10th. Questions? Please email

Bioinformatics Club, formed in July 2017, aims to provide a weekly meetup for those who like bioinformatics to learn and share knowledge and skills in the interdisciplinary field. We focus on three categories of topics: Statistics & Artificial Intelligence, Tools & Resources, and Data Visualization & Presentation. Each time a short talk (30-45min) for a specific topic will be given by a speaker, with a step-by-step tutorial and practical demo. It’s open & free to everyone, incl. all slides and learning materials. However, to keep the club running, we strong recommend that every member could present at least once in the club per year.