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Incubator Summer Academy – From Zero to Hero in September & HIDA Lectures

Registration until August 29 for the HIDA Incubator Summer Academy (Sept. 12-23)!

The Incubator Summer Academy – From Zero to Hero will take place on September 12-23, 2022!

The five platforms Helmholtz.AI, HI, HIFIS, HIDA and HMC have teamed up to create an exciting program consisting of:

  • Data science workshops from beginner to expert level,
  • a data challenge,
  • keynote speeches, and
  • plenty of digital and on-site networking opportunities.

From fundamental workshops like „Introduction to Python“ to advanced courses on „Machine Learning for Instance Segmentation and Tracking“, participants will be able to pick and choose offers that best suit their experience levels and interests. In our data challenge, you and your teammates can put your (newly acquired) knowledge to the test. You’ll get the chance to network with colleagues from all Helmholtz centers and learn more about career opportunities and data science-related exchange programs. Finally, don’t miss our lectures by data science experts!

The Incubator Summer Academy - From Zero to Hero is open to all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the Helmholtz Association. Additionally, a small number of seats in our workshops are reserved for Master students, doctoral and postdoctoral students from other research institutions and universities.


During the next months, you can also join these lectures and events organized by HIDA: 

Data Challege: Help a hematologist out! (September 14-23, 2022, online)
Join us and find elegant domain transfer solutions for blood-cell classification.

Manual classification of blood cells is a tedious, but important task, for instance to diagnose diseases such as anemia or leukemia. Machine learning makes it easier, but algorithms that work on one set of images might not work on another. Join this challenge and find a solution that may contribute to making clinicians lives easier.

We’ll kick off on September 14 with an introduction to the challenge and end with our award ceremony on September 23. A team of experts will mentor you throughout the challenge where you’ll be working on your own time. Computing resources are available via HAICORE. Sign up here (registration will remain open during the challenge).

HIDA lecture: Data-Driven Inertial Sensing (September 16, 2022 at 10 am, hybrid)
Speaker: Itzik Klein (The Hatter Department of Marine Technology, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel)
This lecture will take place in a hybrid format: We will stream the talk via Zoom from our HIDA offices in Berlin-Mitte.

Find the abstract and registration link here.

HIDA lecture: What is Health? Taking a Non Dualist Multi-Scale Approach to Studying Adaptive Immune Interactions (September 21, 2022 at 9 am, online)
Speaker: Uri Hershberg (Chair of the Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology, University of Haifa, Israel)
Find the abstract and registration link here.


Helmholtz Career Corner (September 22, 2022 at 4 pm, online)

This is the place where you can gather information about career opportunities within the Helmholtz Community- be it the latest job openings or exchange opportunities. Get an overview of the activities of some Helmholtz Centers and platforms, and network with your peers and representatives from the Helmholtz Community. Additionally, we are happy to announce the addition of two new partners to the Career Corner: Siemens and ELLIS will present their PhD and Postdoc programs. Register here.