Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2012

Agenda at a Glance

All meetings are being held at the Michigan League Building, University of Michigan

Updated May 08, 2012
(Schedule and locations are subject to change. Please check back for updates.)
go directly to: [Wednesday - May 16] [Thursday - May 17]

MONDAY - May, 14 2012
4:00pm - 6:00pm Registration (Concourse Room)
4:00pm - 6:00pm Group Hike
Nichols Arboretum

Nichols Arboretum "the Arb" is a 123 acre living museum set in the hills adjacent to the UM main campus. Originally designed by OC Simonds in 1906. Long views are framed by the Huron River Valley and unique plants. The Total hiking trail distance is just over 2 miles, with numerous points of interest and historical areas as well as viewing points of the surrounding areas. We will follow self-guided tours in small groups depending on the number of people who join us.

We will meet at the GLBIO Registration Area in the Michigan League (2nd floor, Concourse), at 4 pm and travel as a group to the hike start.  

If you wish, you can meet us directly at the Nichols Arboretum, Washington Heights entrance (1610 Washington Heights;  We will be arriving there around 4:15pm - 4:20pm. 

TUESDAY - May 15, 2012
  Mendelssohn Theatre  Vandenberg Room Hussey Room
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration
9:00am - 11:00am Tutorial 1
High Performance Computing in Massive Omics Data
Ma, Ping
Univ. of Illinois
Tutorial 2
RNA-Seq Approach to Study Gene Expression
Wijeratne, Asela
Ohio State Univ.
Tutorial 3
Using New Tools for Predicting 3D Structural Motifs in Non coding RNAs
Leontis, Neocles
Bowling Green
State Univ.
11:00am - 11:10am Break
11:10am  - 11:30am Industry Track 1

(Mendelssohn Theatre)
11:30am - 12:45pm Lunch Break (lunch on own)
12:45pm - 2:45pm Tutorial 4
An Informatics Platform for Processing Cancer Jin, Victor
Ohio State Univ.
Tutorial 5
Accessing Free, Large-scale Computation and Data Resources for Bioinformatics through the eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
Blood, Philip
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Tutorial 6
Structural Variation Detection Using Next-generation Sequencing
Hayes, Matthew Case Western Reserve Univ.
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 5:00pm Tutorial 7
Practical Biological Network Visualization and Analysis
Jurisica, Igor
Univ. of Toronto
Tutorial 8
Knowledge-based Interpretation of High throughput Data
Farfan, Fernando
Univ. of Michigan
Tutorial 9
RNA 3D Structural Motifs: Definition, Analysis, and Prediction
Laing, Christian Wilkes Univ.
5:00pm - 5:20pm Industry Track 2
Cambridge Computer

(Mendelssohn Theatre)
5:30pm - 7:30pm Poster Session A and Reception (Ballroom)
Poster Session List by Presenter Last Name
Poster Session List By Number

WEDNESDAY - May 16, 2012
  Mendelssohn Theatre Hussey Room
8:00am - 5:00pm Registration (Concourse Room)
9:00am - 10:00am Keynote 1
Learning Population Histories from Genome
Variation Data

Russell Schwartz, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
and Lane Center for Computational Biology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA - USA
10:00am - 10:10am Break
10:10am - 10:30am Industry Track 3
Compendia Bioscience

10:30am - 12:00pm WA1 Oral Presentations
Gene Regulations and Transcriptiomics 

OP1, OP2, OP3, OP4,
OP5, OP6
WA2 Oral Presentations
Protein Structure & Function, Databases and Ontologies
OP7, OP8, OP9, OP10, OP11, OP12

12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break (lunch on own)
1:30pm - 2:30pm Keynote 2
Pathogen Diversity from an Ecological Perspective

Mercedes Pascual, Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Affiliate of the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI - USA
2:30pm - 4:00pm WP1 Oral Presentations
Evolution & Comp. Genomics, Population Genomics
OP13, OP14, OP15, OP16, OP17, OP18

Oral Presentations
Protein Interaction and Molecular Networks, Metagenomics
OP19, OP20, OP21, OP22, OP23, OP24

4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:15pm S1 - Special Session
Proteins in Motion: Computational Studies in Protein Flexibility and Dynamics
S2 - Special Session
Computational Proteomics: Understanding Network Perturbations in Cancer
5:15pm - 7:15pm Poster Session B and Reception
Poster Session List by Last Name
Poster Session List By Number
7:30pm - 10:00pm 7:30pm - 8:30pm
UMICH Museum Art Viewing
8:30pm to 10:00pm
Dinner and Keynote 3 
Designing Bioinformatics for the Wetware.  Usability Challenges with Massive Amounts of Data.

Howard Cash, President
Gene Codes Corporation
Gene Codes Forensics, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI - USA

THURSDAY - May 17, 2012
  Mendelssohn Theatre Hussey Room
8:00am - 12:00pm Registration (Concourse Room)
9:00am - 10:00am
S3 - Special Session
Creating Teams for Bioinformatics
Ohio Bioinformatics Consortium Meeting
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:00pm RA1 Oral Presentations - Sequence Analysis
OP25, OP26, OP27, OP28, OP29, OP30, OP31

RA2 Oral Presentations
Algorithm & Machine Learning, Bioimaging, Disease Models & Epidemiology
OP32, OP33, OP34,
OP35, OP36, OP37, OP38
12:00pm-1:00pm Keynote 4
Mutation, Drift, and the Evolution of Subcellular Features

Michael Lynch, Professor

Department of Biology
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN - USA
1:00pm - 1:15pm Adjourn

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