Our group has been awarded an NWO AiNed Fellowship grant to develop robust AI for accelerating scientific discovery from cell movement videos by combining methods from the fields of AI, biostatistics, and simulation modelling. New PhD positions will likely be available soon, so stay tuned if you'd like to work on this problem!
Jeroen Creemers and Johannes Textor published a paper in Nature Communications showing how simulations can help clinical trial design.
In March and April, Inge Wortel moderated the 5-part course 'AI in perspectief' organized by Radboud Academy. The course provided insights into AI and its role in society for a broad audience.
Ankur Ankan's paper was accepted for the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS). The paper shows how methods from the field of graphical causal models can be applied to structural equation models with latent variables.
Inge Wortel and Johannes Textor published a paper in PLOS Computational Biology providing a new perspective on the field of T-cell 'search strategies'.
Almost two years in, the three teams of our joint HFSP project 'T cell crowd control' finally got to meet in person for the first time. We met at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, taking advantage of the IMMREP22 meeting.
Johannes Textor spent three months at the University of California, Berkeley, as a visiting scholar in the Causality program of the Simons Institute for Theoretical Computing.
Inge Wortel successfully defended her brilliant PhD thesis "Secrets of T cell collectives". Her thesis was enthusiastically received and got a well-deserved cum laude distinction. Congratulations Inge! We're proud to keep you in our group as a postdoc for the time being. The thesis can be downloaded here.
Our group has been awarded a grant by the Hanarth Foundation to investigate the tumor micoenvironment in salivary gland cancer patients using advanced, ML-based imaging methodology. A job advert will be posted shortly, but if you're interested in working on this problem, get in touch!
Johannes got a new position as associate professor with the Data Science group at the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences at Radboud University. Therefore, our group will slowly move to the RU in the coming months and years, while keeping our link with the Radboudumc side.
Our group has been awarded a program grant of 1 million US dollars by The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), together with our partners Judith Mandl (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) and Daniel Parisi (Buenos Aires institute of Technology, Argentina).