9th Annual BICB Research Symposium


The BICB program at the University of Minnesota Rochester is announcing the 9th Annual Bioinformatics Research Symposium to be held on January 12, 2017 at the University Minnesota Rochester. The theme for this year's symposium is "Emerging Technologies in Precision Medicine".

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:

  • Branden Moriarity, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
  • Alexej Abyzov, PhD, Department of Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic
  • Ran Blekhman, PhD, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota
  • Mostafa Fatemi, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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 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. Currently graduate students and faculty members are 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.

Transportation from the Twin Cities will be provided.