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Meet the Pioneers of "Digital Epidemiology": New Robert Koch Colloquium Starts This May

On May 31st, the third lecture of this year’s Robert Koch Collo­quium is given: Prof. Sune Lehmann from DTU Copen­hagen will talk about “the dynamic net­work of meet­ings in physical space (and some im­plications for epi­demiology)”. As pre­viously, 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: 26.05.2017

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