2018 IMAG’s NEXT TOP MODEL Video Competition

Background & Motivation:


Our multiscale modeling community does amazing, world-changing research, and in order to maximize its impact we are compelled to share it with the lay public and within our own community. In order to facilitate this sharing, IMAG’s Public Dissemination & Education (PDE) Task Force has launched this inaugural NEXT TOP MODEL Video Competition. We invite anyone who is doing research related to computational modeling to produce a short, promotional and educational video that describes your research and its impact for a lay audience (i.e. 5th grade education level).


Submitted videos will be eligible for posting on IMAG’s YouTube channel, and judged according to the rubric below by a panel of judges, including the co-leads of the PDE Task Force (Shayn Peirce-Cottler, Silivia Blemker, David Basanta, and Andrew McCulloch), high school science teachers, and high school students. Prizes (listed below) will be awarded to the top three videos.


Questions? Please contact Shayn Peirce-Cottler (

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2019 MSM Consortium Meeting dates are set!


Wednesday March 6th, 2019- 8:30am to Thursday March 7th, 2019- 5:30pm

Co-chairs: Bruce Lee, MD, MBA and Jeff Holmes, MD, PhD

Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date:
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Application Due Date:
Friday, October 5, 2018, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Monday, November 5, 2018, Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Webinar Date
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 12:00am to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 12:00am
Webinar Date
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Webinar Date
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

MSM Meetings

Multiscale Computer Modeling of Neural Circuits in Health and Disease


Chair: William W. Lytton, MD

State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center


Co-Chair: Christophe Bernard, PhD  INSERM


Date & Time: Sunday, November 4, 2018

8:30am - 11am

Location: SDCC 6A

Meeting Date:
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Meeting Location:
2018 Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, CA

Registration Open for Text-Based Machine Learning Workshop


Meeting Date:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Meeting Location:
Stanford University Stanford, California

Back by popular demand! The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for its Tutorial, "Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling," to be held December 3-5, 2018, at NIMBioS.

Meeting Date:
Monday, December 3, 2018 to Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Meeting Location:
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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