2014 Student-Organized Symposium

Annual Boston University Bioinformatics Program

Student-Organized Symposium

 Wednesday, June 4, 2014


The SoS 2014 featured the following distinguished speakers:

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Brian Abraham, PhD

2013 BU Bioinformatics alum

Postdoctoral Associate, Young Lab

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Super-Enhancers in the Control of Cell Identity and Disease



Martha L. Bulyk, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Noncanonical Diversification of the DNA Binding Specificities of Transcription Factor Paralogs


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Dana Pe’er, PhD

Associate Professor

Departments of Biological Sciences and Systems Biology

Columbia University

Exploring heterogeneity between and within tumors



John L. Rinn, PhD

Assistant professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Harvard Medical School

Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Long Noncoding RNAs : From Molecules to Mice



Michael Snyder, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics

Stanford University

Director, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

Personalized Medicine: Personal Omics Profiling for Healthy and Disease States


Opening remarks were given by Eric Franzosa, PhD,  2011 BU Bioinformatics alum and currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Huttenhower Lab at the Harvard School of Public Health


The SoS 2014 Organizing Committee

Tanggis Bohnuud, Daniel Gusenleitner,  Scott Mottarella, Andy Rampersaud and Ania Tassinari



Previous SoS:

2013 – http://www.bu.edu/bioinformatics/news/2013-student-organized-symposium/

2012 – http://www.bu.edu/bioinformatics/news/annual-student-organized-symposium/

2011 – http://www.bu.edu/bioinformatics/specialevents/student-symposium-2011/

2010 – http://www.bu.edu/bioinformatics/studentsymposium-2010/




The 2014 SoS was sponsored by BU Bioinformatics and an IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation