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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium 2021

Bioinformatics Symposium: September 9, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

This event is concluded - thank you to everyone who attended! If you missed it, the recordings are available through the links below.

Join us on September 9, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. for a free virtual Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium, presented by the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program. See below for full schedule. For more information, or to request reasonable accommodations, contact Candice TownsendThe Symposium will be presented via NIH Videocast in 3 separate sessions, each with a unique Videocast link—see below for viewing information. Afternoon sessions are being presented in two concurrent tracks. Recordings of all sessions will be available after the symposium for all attendees.

Please note that these sessions will ONLY be available on NIH and HHS networks. Attendees must be on site or use the NIH or HHS VPN to access these videocasts.

Questions: To submit a question during the sessions, click the “Send Live Feedback” button on the Videocast session information page and submit the NIH “Videocast Send Live Feedback” form. Moderated questions will be taken at the end of each presentation. Questions that are not answered live will be responded to after the event.

Morning Session

9:30 am

Opening Remarks
Paul Liu
Senior Investigator and Deputy Scientific Director, DIR, NHGRI

9:35 am

KEYNOTE: Big Data, Health and COVID-19
Michael Snyder
Stanford Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics; Director of the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University

10:35 am


10:40 am

Novel Topological Approach to Secondary Structure Assignment and Identification of Distorted Helices and Strands
Iosif Vaisman
Professor and Director, School of Systems Biology, George Mason University

11:10 am

NCI’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium: A New Horizon in Precision Oncology through Proteogenomics
Henry Rodriguez
Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, NCI

11:40 am

Multi-omics Data Integration to Study COVID-19 Severity
Katherine Overmyer
Associate Director, Laboratory for Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry, Morgridge Institute for Research and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Afternoon SESSION Track 1: Single Cell Sequencing

1:10 pm

KEYNOTE:  Employing Machine Learning Approaches in the Identification of Genes Containing Spatial Information from Single Cell Transcriptomics Data
Nestoras Karathanasis
Assistant Professor, College of Life Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University

1:55 pm


2:00 pm

Transcriptome-guided Analyses of Highly-multiplexed Immunohistochemistry Images
Pablo Gonzalez-Camara
Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2:30 pm

Glial Mechanisms Regulating Axon Regeneration
Oshri Avraham
Post-doc fellow, Washington University School of Medicine


1:10 pm

KEYNOTE: Identification of Effective Targets for Cancer Immunotherapy
Paul Robbins
Senior Staff Scientist, Surgery Branch, NCI

1:55 pm


2:00 pm

Genetic Mapping through Tissue and Cell Type Specificity in Complex Disease or Traits
Zhongming Zhao
Chair Professor, Precision Health; Founding Director, Center for Precision Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

2:30 pm

Value of Collaboration Among Multi-domain Experts in Analysis of High-throughput Genomics Data  
Daoud Meerzaman
Branch Chief, Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Branch, NCI

NIH Library Service
NIH Subject