2013/2014 Retreat Registration

Date: Tuesday May 6, 2014

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Venue: Tamalpais Room (upstairs), David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704


08:30 Arrival and refreshments
09:00 Welcome

09:05-09:40 BiGCB and our relationship with other campus and non-campus activities.
  • Organismal biology (Rosemary Gillespie)
  • Ecoinformatics (Charles Marshall)
  • Ecology and climate (David Ackerly)
  • Discussion
09:40-10:00  A postdoc's perspective: leveraging BiGCB resources and a practical demonstration of rOpenSci (Karthik Ram, Assistant Researcher, BiGCB)

10:00-10:30 Opportunities for large scale synergistic activities
  • Developing a research fundraising portfolio
  • Resources are available to support grant development
  • Mechanisms to nurture collaboration
  • Responding to opportunities
    • UC wide collaborative efforts
    • NSF STC
    • NSF NRT (replaced the IGERT)
    • Other…
10:30 BREAK

11:00 Breakout Groups
  • Undergraduate curriculum development. Preparing for The Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant Program application.
  • Postdoc and grad student rotations/training.
  • Opportunities for large scale synergistic activities
12:00 Report back

12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Close