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WINTER 2020 |

Links to upcoming events for the EVPRP and Discovery Park, including IRB and Research Development training sessions and various seminars and symposia.

Annual Microbiome Symposium to explore relationship with data science

decorativeBuilding on its highly successful inaugural 2019 conference, Purdue University will host the second annual Microbiome Symposium on May 11-13. The symposium will investigate the application of data science in the study of microbiomes and how experimental data and computational data can be leveraged to learn more about microbiome systems.

James Hamblin will kick off the three-day event on the evening of May 11 with a keynote speech that is open to the public. Hamblin is a staff writer at The Atlantic and host of the video series “If Our Bodies Could Talk,” including a three-part miniseries in which he explored the relationship between human health and the microbiome in personal hygiene, food and pharmaceuticals. Conference speakers include Greg Caporaso, associate professor at Northern Arizona University and co-director of its Pathogen and Microbiome Institute; Kelly Wrighton, assistant professor at Colorado State University; Andy Benson, professor at the University of Nebraska’s Food for Health Center; Amy Willis, assistant professor at the University of Washington and co-principal investigator of the Statistical Diversity Lab. Read more. 

Conference to address connection between big data and food safety

Purdue University is hosting the Big Data, Safe Food Conference on May 11-12. The first of its kind, the two-day conference will explore the intersection of big data and food safety through conversations with experts from industry, government and academia. Andrew Kennedy of the Office of Food Policy and Response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will deliver a keynote speech. Sessions will focus on foodborne pathogen contamination, data science applications specific to the food industry, traceability of food products and translation of big data to consumer impacts. The day will conclude with a student poster session. The second day will feature opportunities for networking and grant proposal discussions. The goal is to draft a plan of action by the end of the conference that will combine scholarship, research and possible industry opportunities in the areas of food safety and big data. Read more.

HRPP monthly training sessions

The Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) hosts monthly training sessions for Purdue researchers on the West Lafayette campus. All training sessions will take place in the computer lab at Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G959 from 1-2 p.m. Visit the website for upcoming dates. You may also schedule an appointment or attend walk in hours by visiting the IRB website or by calling 765-494-5942.

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