2012 Student-Organized Symposium

5th Annual BU Bioinformatics Program 
Student-Organized Symposium 2012

June 6, 2012 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Life Science and Engineering Building


Featured 5 distinguished speakers


 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 

Talk Title:

“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 

Talk Title: “What Molecular Fluctuations tell us Cellular Organization”




David Stern, PhD

 Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University Investigator, HHMI

Talk Title:  

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 

Talk Title: “Organization of Human Chromatin by Transposable Elements”



 Martin Frith, PhD (BU Bioinformatics Alumnus)

Research Scientist, Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC), Tokyo 

Talk Title: “What They Don’t Teach You about Sequence Comparison”



The SoS 2012 was free and open to the public.

The BU Bioinformatics Student-Organized Symposium was sponsored by an IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation