Junior Investigator Meeting - Overview


The 2023 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Junior Investigator (JI) Meeting will be held at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia, PA on August 17-18, 2023. This two day meeting is a collaborative effort of NCI program groups: Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP), Cellular Cancer Biology Imaging Research (CCBIR), Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC), Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT), Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR), Metastasis Research Network (MetNet), Patient Derived Models of Cancer (PDMC), Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON), Synthetic Biology and Cancer Program (SynBio & Cancer), and Tissue Engineering Collaborative (TEC)

This hybrid (in person & virtual) meeting will bring together junior investigators (defined as late stage graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty) representing experimental and systems biologists, physical scientists, big data scientists, engineers, and computational modelers who build and apply novel tools to better understand cancer. Registration is free. Priority for in person attendance will be given to JIs from the NCI programs listed above. In addition to a keynote lecture, panel discussions, and workshops, there will be oral talks and poster presentations by the trainees. For more information on abstracts, please go here.

This meeting aims to provide opportunities for junior scientists to meet fellow researchers, showcase their work, foster collaborations, and generate synergy between individuals with diverse skills and shared research interests. 


Prior to the meeting, all participants are invited to a virtual program on communicating science, scheduled for August 10, 2023 at 2 pm ET.