BIG DATA IN BIOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
The 2nd Annual Symposium on Big Data in Biology (BDiB) was 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 showcased 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.
This annual symposium provides an ideal opportunity for registered attendees from UT Austin and nearby institutions with an interest in computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology to interact. A poster session follows the symposium and allows trainees to explain their work and facilitate fruitful exchanges. This year, there was 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 2014 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) Dan Stanzione (Acting Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center)
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 Undergraduate Teaching: PHR 2.110
Dr. Claus Wilke (Integrative Biology), Dr. Andy Ellington (Molecular Biosciences), Dr. Erin Dollan (Freshman Research Initiative)
Big Data in Medicine: WEL 2.122
Dr. Robert Messing (Vice Provost for Biomedical Sciences), Dr. Matthew Cowperthwaite (Texas Advanced Computing Center), Dr. Peter Mueller (Statistics and Data Sciences), Dr. Bill Rice (St. David's Heath Care)
Industry Career Panel: MMB 1.210
Scott Hunicke-Smith (Director, Genome Sequencing and Analysis Facility), William Honea (T-Systems North America), Dr. Krista Ternus (Signature Science), Dr. Dennis Wylie (Asuragen)
If you have any questions regarding this year's symposium, please contact Nicole Elmer.
Big Data in Biology Poster Session.
Keynote speaker, Nathan Price, from the 2013 symposium.