2020 Student-Organized Symposium

BU Bioinformatics
Student-Organized Symposium

June 3, 2020 | 9:30AM to 5:30PM |  LSEB B01

24 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215


*Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Student Organized Symposium is being rescheduled for June 2021. Updates on SoS 2021 will be posted at a later date. 

Welcome to the Boston University Student organized Symposium (SoS) brought to you by students in the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics. Each aspect of this symposium is organized by graduate students, including selecting and inviting keynote speakers and planning the schedule of events. One of our main goals is to facilitate communication between our invited speakers and students in our program. We are all very excited to share and discuss research ideas with you!


SoS 2020 distinguished speakers:

Hector Corrada Bravo, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology – UMIACS
University of Maryland, College Park

“Adventures in metagenomic data science”

James Faeder, PhD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Co-Director, Joint Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh PhD Program in Computational Biology

Rule-based modeling of biological systems and interactions”

Laleh Haghverdi, PhD
Fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

“Computational Approaches for Single-Cell Omics Data Analysis”

Elinor Karlsson, PhD
BU Bioinformatics Program Alum
Associate Professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director of the Vertebrate Genomics Group, The Broad Institute

“The 200 Mammals Project: Evolutionary Conservation at Single Base Resolution”

Levi Waldron, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
City University of New York School of Public Health

“Public Data Sharing to Improve Human Health”


Student Organizing Committee:
Shruthi Bandyadka
Emma Briars
Dakota Hawkins
Lucas Schiffer
Xingyi Shi


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Bioinformatics Program at bioinfo@bu.edu