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IGERT Symposia

2012 BU Bioinformatics SoS

June 6, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | LSEB B01 



Previous Student-Organized Symposia . . .

Fifth Bioinformatics Program Student-Organized Symposium – June 6, 2012


  •  Atul J. Butte, MD, PhD; Chief, Division of Systems Medicine, Department of Pediatrics; Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, center for Pediatric Bioinformatics, Lucile packard Children’s Hospital. “Exploring Systems and Personalized Medicine through Translational Bioinformatics”
  • Hana El-Samad, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco; Grace Boyer Junior Faculty Endowed Chair; Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. “What Molecular Fluctuations tell us Cellular Organization”
  • David Stern, PhD; Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University Investigator, HHMI. “How a complex enhancer region contributes to phenotypic robustness and to morphological evolution”
  • King Jordan, PhD; Associate Professor, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology. “Organization of Human Chromatin by Transposable Elements”
  • Martin Frith, PhD (BU Bioinformatics Alumnus); Research Scientist, Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC), Tokyo. “What They Don’t Teach You about Sequence Comparison  

Fourth Bioinformatics Program Student-Organized Symposium – June 8, 2011


  • Vincent Fusaro, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, 2009 BU Bioinformatics Alumnus “Guiding warfarin clinical trial design using pharmacometric simulations”
  • Tomer Shlomi, Ph.D., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology “Predicting and validating metabolic drug targets for cancer”
  • Martin Nowak, Ph.D., Harvard University “Evolution of cooperation”
  • Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology “The dynamics of loss and recovery of consciousness under general anesthesia”
  • Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D., University of California at San Diego “Personalized medicine”

The Symposium included a student research poster session, along with breaks for informal discussion.

Third Bioinformatics Program Student-Organized Symposium

Assembling the Puzzle of Our Biology – June 9, 2010


  • Peer Bork, EMBL. “Bridging spatial scales in biology: Correlating drugs and microbial communities via proteins to human phenotypes.”
  • Isaac Kohane, Children’s Hospital Boston. “The many faces of autism through the lens of integrative genomics.”
  • Paul de Bakker, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “From GWAS to amino acids associated with HIV-1 host control.”
  • Martha Bulyk, Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. “Transcription factor-DNA interactions: cis regulatory codes in genomes.”

The Symposium included a student research poster session, along with breaks for informal discussion.

Second Bioinformatics Program Student-Organized Symposium

Bioinformatics and Human Health – June 3, 2009 – Committee Members: Matt Schu, Bill Riehl, Eric Franzosa

  • Manolis Kellis, MIT and the Broad Institute. “Regulatory Genomics and Epigenomics in Fly and Human”
  • Boris Tabakoff, University of Colorado, Denver. “Genetical/Genomics and Phenomics Approaches for Understanding Complex Behaviors”
  • Dietrich Stephan, Navigenics, Inc. and NIH Neuroscience Microarray Consortium.
  • Roy Kishony, Harvard Medical School. “Antibiotic Resistance in Multi-Drug Environments”
  • Jorge Conde, President and CEO of Knome, Inc.

The Symposium included a student research poster session, along with breaks for informal discussion.

First Bioinformatics Program Student-Organized Symposium

Transcriptional Regulation – June 9, 2006 – Committee Members: Adam Gustafson (Chair), Evan Snitkin, Steve Parker, Tim Reddy, Elinor Karlsson, Jason Laramie

  • Gary Stormo, Washington University in St. Louis (motif detection)
  • Bing Ren, UCSD (epigenetic regulation)
  • Mark Gerstein, Yale (network modeling)
  • Michael Eisen, Lawrence Berkely National Labs (evolution of regulation)
  • Tom Misteli, NIH (real-time in vivo visualization of transcription factor activity)