Welcome to Rocky 2009!

  • The Rocky 09 Program Book is available (pdf).  Click here.

  • Online Registration has closed. Remaining Registrations will be accepted onsite. 

  • Sold Out: The Dec. 10, 2009 dinner is sold out.  Thank you for your interest.

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  • MARC Travel Fellowship Application is now available (.pdf)

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Welcome to the seventh annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, a meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The organizers hope that you enjoy the program, and find the conference a productive opportunity to meet researchers, students and industrial users of bioinformatics technology. We think we have the best program yet, offering a remarkable cross-section of bioinformatics research.

The Rocky series began seven years ago as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and medical libraries from around the world. The meeting is a chance to get to know your colleagues near and far, seek collaborative opportunities, and find synergies that can drive our field forward.

For 2009 we will continue with the changes made in 2008 with extending the meeting to three full days, keeping the short talks to 10 minutes, and keeping with a larger poster session, allowing everyone who wants to present to do so. And we've retained the lunchtime ski breaks so that those of you who want to ski, including beginners, will have a chance to do so among friends and colleagues.

We hope you enjoy the science, the company, and the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Welcome!

Larry Hunter
Rocky '09 Conference Chair

Rocky '08 Comments

100% of the delegates found the conference met or exceeded their expectations

  • 100% of the delegates found the conference was fair/good value

  • 90% of the delegates said they would attend again

  • "This was my first time attending the meeting. I was very dubious about the 10 minute talks. I was completely wrong. The talks were great. The conference was very well organized."

  • "As a primarily wet lab biologists. I did not have the necessary math/cs background, but I learned about many idea"”

  • "As always, wonderful meeting in a great location. It is an excellent mix of different areas of science and a great way to meet new people. See you next year too."

  • "I have attended Rocky several times and I always learn something valuable."

  • "This has been a great conference. I look forward to attending next year."