BU Bioinfo students receive IBSB 2014 Poster Prizes

July 31st, 2014

Allyson Byrd received the First Place Poster Prize for her presentation, “Strain Tracking of Organisms in Metagenomic Samples of the Skin Microbiome,” during the International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology in Berlin. Vinay Kartha, Amy Li and Mike Quintin took home the Second Place Poster Prize for their Challenge Project in Stefano Monti’s lab, “Assembling the mitochondrial minicircle genome in Trypanosoma brucei.” The IBSB has been held annually since the first workshop in Berlin in August of 2001, and this year 15 students from BU Bioinformatics presented their work.