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COMBINE Workshop Series is a Smash Hit

The Computation and Mathematics for Biological Networks (COMBINE) online workshop series "Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus," is at full capacity. With over 245 seminar participants and 150 attendees in the small working groups, participants engage in tutorials, seminars, and discussion groups to contextualize and understand the current global pandemic using network science.

Organized by IPST and Physics Professor Michelle Girvan with Daniel Serrano, Juniper Lovato, Anshuman Swain and Nick Mennona, the online series is intended for STEM graduate students, postdocs and faculty who are interested in network epidemiology. The series started on April 9, 2020 and will end on April 30, 2020.

The University of Maryland was awarded the five-year $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship grant to establish a new training and research program in network biology in 2016. Graduate students in the program are immersed in interdisciplinary research and training that integrates quantitative modeling methods from physics and mathematics with data processing, analysis, and visualization tools from computer science to gain deeper insights into the structural and dynamical principles governing living systems.