8th Annual BICB Research Symposium

The BICB program at the University of Minnesota Rochester is announcing the 8th Annual Bioinformatics Research Symposium to be held on January 15, 2016 at the University Minnesota Rochester.  The theme for this year's symposium is “Architecting Solutions – Improving Outcomes With Data”.

This year's program will include distinguished keynote speakers, research poster presentations and competition, and BICB Graduate Faculty and Student breakout sessions. Keynote speakers include:

  • George Vasmatzis, PhD – Mayo Clinic - Co-director of the Biomarker Discovery Program within the Center for Individualized Medicine
  • Caleb Kennedy, PhD – Be the Match - Manager, Translational Bioinformatics
  • Amy Kircher, PhD – University of Minnesota - Director, National Center for Food Protection and Defense

Pre-registration is now closed. You are welcome to register at the BICB Symposium to attend the event.

As a complement to the BICB Industry Symposium, the BICB Research Symposium will focus on the use of bioinformatics research at the University of Minnesota and BICB Partners. Plenary presentations will range from clinical and agricultural applications to computational topics. Poster presentations of ongoing research of BICB faculty and students will include topics from a variety of bioinformatics and computational biology fields.

The symposium will provide venues for the annual BICB Graduate Faculty meeting, which will focus on BICB learning goals and strategic planning, and a BICB Graduate Student meeting, which will focus on community building in a geographically and scholarly diverse program.  Additional conference information, including the agenda, will be posted when it becomes available.

The BICB program started in 2007 as an inter-disciplinary research program administered by the University of Minnesota Rochester. The BICB graduate program admitted its first students in Fall 2008. It has grown to 84 graduate students (37 Ph.D. and 51 MS students) and more than 80 faculty members spread across the University’s Twin Cities and Rochester campuses, as well as its partners the Brain Sciences Center, The Hormel Institute, IBM, Mayo Clinic, and National Marrow Donor Program. Click here for additional information about the BICB graduate program.

Transportation from the Twin Cities will be provided.