Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014


Updated April 15, 2014

We believe that individual, hands-on experience in unfamiliar research areas is invaluable for the professional development of students. To address this need, we plan to organize an annual training workshop on one of the hot topics in computational biology each year, chosen based on the research areas and interests of the member students. For the first training session, which will precede GLBIO 2015 at Purdue University, we are currently looking for YOUR feedback to find which topic may interest you, as a student, to have for the training workshop.

Please review the following list of items and email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and let us know the topic(s) you find most appealing and are interested to know more about:

  •  Next generation sequence analysis
  •  Introduction to R and Bioconductor
  •  A hands-on tutorial on GWAS data analysis
  •  Decoding biological systems with ENCODE

Students - Interested in helping out at the conference, and getting a reduced registration rate? WE NEED YOU!

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium is pleased to announce a call for Student Support Staff for its ninth annual conference, the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO), to be held May 16-18, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH. GLBIO 2014 will be hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati. The conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of research findings and methods, and development of long-term relationships and networking opportunities, for researchers within the region, as well as from around the world. As a member of the Student Support Staff, you will receive a discounted conference registration rate of $50.00 USD, recognition in the conference program and a certificate of appreciation.

Job Description:

  • IN educational sessions: Monitor session rooms, alerting meeting planner of any AV or emergency needs during session, Checking badges for entrance to session rooms, Counting attendees in each educational session.
  • AT registration: Assist in registration process as needed, Make sure each registrant receives: thumb drive, badge holder, on site program.
  • Monitoring hanging up and taking down of poster boards by presenters, Assist with loading and unloading of buses to and from the Sign Museum.

If you have any further suggestions that you find interesting but not included in this list, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you in Cincinnati!