Upcoming: 2nd Student/Postdoc Poster Day in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
The Ottawa Institute of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics announces its 2nd Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics Student/Postdoc Poster Day. I hope many of you may remember the Computational Biology Poster Day last year, which was quite a success. As promised, we intend to make it an annual event. The date for the 2nd Poster Day is set for Thursday October 25th, 2012. The poster session will take place at the Atrium in the Roger Guindon Hall (RGN) at the U. Ottawa Faculty of Medicine between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. We also reserved RGN 2005 auditorium for oral presentations and discussions.
This year event is again supported by our last year sponsors: The Fund for Interdisciplinary Initiatives from the U. Ottawa Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost and Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology. The Fund for Interdisciplinary Initiatives approved very generous cash prizes to the Poster Day winners this year: $1000 for the best poster, $500 for the second and $250 for the third. Many thanks to our sponsors for their continuing support!
We are happy to have Prof. Igor Jurisica, Professor in Departments of Computer Science and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist in Ontario Cancer Institute and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Integrative Cancer Informatics as our keynote speaker this year. The title of his lecture: “ Integrative cancer informatics. From biomarkers to new drugs and improved survival.”
A tentative schedule of the Poster Day follows:
9:30-10:45am - On site registration and posters set up;
10:45-12:00 - Opening remarks and Keynote Lecture;
12:00-1:00pm – Lunch catered on site;
12:00-3:30 – Poster presentation and discussion;
3:30-4:00 – Winners’ announcement and concluding remarks.
We invite all students and postdocs with relevant research interests to present their work. We would like to invite participants from all around Ottawa, including different departments in the U. Ottawa, OHRI, Carleton U., NRC, and Ottawa Hospitals. Anyone with relevant interests (either those who work in this research area or whose work is related to it) is welcome! Students and postdocs who wish to present their work should contact Ilya Ioshikhes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ottawa Institute for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (OICBB) is a network of researchers in Ottawa who develop bioinformatics or computational biology methods, or who employ these methods in their research. We are based at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, the National Research Council of Canada, the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and several other affiliated institutes. We come from a variety of disciplines, including computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, biochemistry and medicine. We formed in 2009 to foster collaborative research, to promote our research at the national and international levels, and to guide the development of training opportunities in bioinformatics and computational biology in Ottawa.
To learn more:
- What are Computational Biology and Bioinformatics?
- Educational opportunities, including degree programs
- New bioinformatics course! BCH5101: Analysis of -omics data
- Researchers in the OICBB network
- The Ottawa Bioinformatics Core Facility - offering consulting and data analysis services
- The OICBB seminar series