BIG DATA IN BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
The 2nd Annual Symposium on Big Data in Biology (BDiB) will be held Friday May 16th, 2014, in NHB 1.720 on the UT campus. Hosted by the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and supported by the College of Natural Sciences Bioinformatics Initiative, this event showcases the excellent research done here at The University of Texas at Austin, including TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center), that takes advantage of high throughput approaches, complex data and/or high performance computing.
Pamela Silver (SB, Harvard Medical School) will be the keynote speaker. Pamela builds cell-based machines, designing novel therapeutics, and reengineering photosynthetic bacteria to produce hydrogen and other fuels.
The symposium will provide an ideal opportunity registered attendees from UT Austin and nearby institutions with an interest in computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology to interact. A poster session following the symposium will allow trainees to explain their work and facilitate fruitful exchanges. There will also be a breakout session during the lunch period to discuss such topics as: Big Data in Undergraduate Teaching, Industry Career Panel, and Big Data in Medicine.
The program is listed below. You may also download it here.
2nd Annual Symposium on Big Data in Biology
Friday, May 16, 2014
09:15 Opening remarks: Hans Hofmann (Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics)
09:25 Rosalind Eggo (Statistics and Data Sciences)
Epidemics of the "common cold" and the dynamics of severe asthma exacerbations
09:50 Claudio Casola (Texas A&M University)
Interlocus gene conversion and gene evolution in eukaryotes
10:15 Claus Wilke (Integrative Biology)
Biophysical perspectives on molecular evolution
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Keynote Lecture: Pamela Silver (Harvard Medical School)
Designing Biological Circuits
12:00 Lunch Breakout Sessions*
Topics: Big Data in Undergraduate Teaching, Industry Career Panel, Big Data in Medicine
01:30 Vishy Iyer (Molecular Biosciences)
Transcriptional regulation of the human genome: Lessons from ENCODE and beyond
01:55 Elizabeth Milano (Integrative Biology)
The genetics of divergence between upland and lowland ecotypes of Panicum virgatum
02:10 Matthew Cowperthwaite (Texas Advanced Computing Center)
An eQTL analysis of the human glioblastoma multiforme genome.
02:35 Poster session (with coffee and refreshments)
05:00 Announcement of poster awards; closing remarks: Scott Hunicke-Smith (Genome Sequencing and Analysis Facility)
*Lunch Breakout Sessions:
Big Data in Biology and Undergraduate Teaching
Claus Wilke (Integrative Biology), Andy Ellington (Molecular Biosciences), Sarah Simmons (Freshman Research Initiative)
Big Data in Medicine
Lauren Meyers (Integrative Biology), Robert Messing (Vice Provost for Biomedical Sciences), Matthew Cowperthwaite (Texas Advanced Computing Center)
Industry Career Panel
Scott Hunicke-Smith (Director, Genome Sequencing and Analysis Facility), William Honea (T-Systems North America), Krista Ternus (Signature Science), Alex Adai (Asuragen)
If you have any questions regarding this year's symposium, please contact Nicole Elmer.
Big Data in Biology Poster Session from the 2013 symposium.
Keynote speaker, Nathan Price, from the 2013 symposium.