Colton Autoimmunity Informatics Fellowship RFA

The Colton Center for Autoimmunity at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Institute for Biomedical Informatics, is pleased to announce the Colton Autoimmunity Informatics Fellowship.  Advances in immunology data, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are bringing the before amorphous shapes of autoimmune disease into focus.

The Colton Autoimmunity Informatics Fellowship seeks applications for Research Awards in Immuno-informatics. Applications should be focused on novel computational approaches related to the detection, diagnosis, and/or therapy of immune health as it relates to autoimmunity. Applications that represent outstanding, innovative Immuno-informatics research with a potential for high impact will be given priority. The 2022 Pilot Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA) is available here.

We will be hosting an initial presentation demonstrating one of our current partnerships with Dr. Joost Wagenaar from the Institute of Biomedical Informatics (IBI) who is working on a data management platform for longitudinal, multi-modal studies in collaboration with Dr. Dokyoon Kim (IBI) and Dr. Allie Greenplate in Immune Health. The presentation will take place on 10/5/22 from 2 – 3pm in Room 252 at the Biomedical Research Building (BRB). We encourage everyone to attend and see the potential partnership opportunities.

We also encourage those seeking a partner to come present a brief 5-minute flash talk on your work at our RFA workshop on 10/14/22 from 9 – 11am in Room 252 at the Biomedical Research Building (BRB). If you plan to give a presentation, please reach out to Ken Hassinger with your slides by 10/12/22 COB. We look forward to seeing and hearing all your ideas.

If you are not directly interested in this pilot grant program, I am writing to ask that you please share these funding opportunities with those holding a junior level (Postdoctoral Researcher / Instructor / Research Associate / Assistant Professor) appointment in your department.

Please reach out to if you have any questions regarding this fellowship program.

Ken Hassinger