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. In addition to a keynote lecture, panel discussions, and workshops, there will be oral talks and poster presentations by the trainees. See the full lineup and meeting details 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. 


The meeting also includes two exciting pre-meeting events*:

  • A virtual program on communicating science, scheduled for August 10, 2023 at 2-4 pm ET
  • A virtual poster session on Gather.town, scheduled for August 15, 2023 from 1-4 pm ET - all presenters are encouraged to share their work virtually to kick off the week with science and time to engage


    Live interactions: Join the discussion on Twitter at #NCIJI2023.

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