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Meet the Pioneers of "Digital Epidemiology" at This Summer’s Robert Koch Colloquium

On July 5th, the last lecture of this year’s Robert Koch Colloquium is given: Ciro Cattuto from the Scientific Director, ISI Foundation, Turin talks about "High resolution contact networks: from sensor data to targeted interventions". The lecture takes place at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin Wedding and starts at 4.15 pm. It will be held in English.
The Robert Koch Collo­quium is a new and from now on annual event by RKI dis­cussing inno­vative scien­ti­fic issues. This year’s topic is “Digital Epi­demiology”, an emergent, trans-dis­ci­pli­nary and rapidly grow­ing research field which inte­grates me­thods of bio­infor­matics, modern net­work theory, ma­chine lear­ning, Big Data analytics and high per­for­mance com­pu­ting in the con­text of pub­lic health and which ex­pands traditional ap­proaches. These new techniques rely – amongst other things – on stringent re­search data manage­ment in order to pro­vide data and make them usable for the future. The collo­quium will host a set of six inter­nationally recog­nized speakers from the U.S., Great Britain, Switzer­land, Italy, Den­mark and Ger­many who have made major con­tributions to the field of digital epi­de­mi­o­lo­gy.
RKI will stream all lectures live on peris­cope - just follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/rki_de) or directly on peris­cope (https://www.pscp.tv). The lectures are available until 12.07.2017.

Date: 29.06.2017

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