2022 Student-Organized Symposium

BU Bioinformatics Student-Organized Symposium

June 1, 2022

The 15th annual Bioinformatics Student-Organized Symposium (SoS) will be held in person on Boston University’s CRC campus on June 1st, 2022 from 9AM to 5PM. Every aspect of this symposium is organized by graduate students, from nominating and inviting keynote speakers, to planning the schedule of events. Join us for an exciting line up of invited speakers, with lightning talks and poster presentations on current student research.


SoS 2022 Distinguished Speakers:

Dynameomics: From simulations of all protein folds to the discovery of a new protein secondary structure linked to toxicity

Valerie Daggett, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering
University of Washington

Explainable AI: Where we are and how to move forward for cancer pharmacogenomics

Su-In Lee, Ph.D.
Paul G. Allen Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

From Genomes to Infectomes: Mapping host-parasite interactions

Najib El-Sayed, MSPH, Ph.D.
Professor, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland

Measuring the meso-scale of the host response to RNA viruses

Emily Speranza, Ph.D.
BU Bioinformatics Program Alumnus
Independent Research Scholar
Laboratory of Immune System Biology at the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

Exploring tissue architecture using spatial transcriptomics

Itai Yanai, Ph.D.
BU Bioinformatics Program Alumnus
Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Multimodal machine learning for protein engineering

Kevin K. Yang, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
Microsoft Research New England


2022 Student Organizing Committee:
Shruthi Bandyadka
Mohammed Muzamil Khan
Brie Odom-Mabey
Amulya Chastely
Vishwa Talati
Jacquelyn Turcinovic