Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2012

Call for Tutorial Sessions - Deadline is January 20, 2012

Updated February 07, 2012

Call for submissions of Tutorial Sessions is now closed.  Submissions for Poster Abstracts still available until March 15, please click here if you would like to submit a poster abstract.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We invite scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality tutorials for presentation at GLBIO 2012.

Tutorials should be designed as two hour sessions.

The purpose of the tutorial program is to provide participants with lectures and instruction covering either well-established or new "cutting-edge" topics. It offers participants an opportunity to obtain an introduction to important established topics in bioinformatics, to learn about new areas of bioinformatics research, or to develop advanced skills in areas about which they are already knowledgeable. Tutorials serve an educational function and are expected to provide a balanced perspective on a field of research. They should not focus on the presenters' own research or software.

How to Submit
Please prepare a written proposal, not to exceed 4 pages, describing your proposed tutorial session in the format outlined below. The written proposal should be saved as a PDF.


Include the following information in your tutorial session proposal:

  1. Title: Please provide a short informative title (max. 20 words). The title must be attractive and should make a reader curious. This title will be used on the website and in printed materials.

  2. Topic Area: Please list the main topic area.

  3. Presenter Information: Please include for the main presenter and additional presenters the following:

    • Title (Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof/other)
    • Full name
    • Affiliation
    • Mailing Address
    • Email address
    • Telephone number – work and cell if available, with country and city codes
    • Fax number
    • Home page URL
    • Teaching experience
    • Previous tutorial presentations – give tutorial title, conference name, location, year.

  4. Suitability of this tutorial for GLBIO:

    Please provide a brief statement about how this tutorial fits the multi-disciplinary GLBIO audience, emphasizing:
    • Timeliness
    • Audience – who will benefit from this tutorial? Students? Researchers?
    • Cutting-edge science
    • Methodologies applied to a large number of bioinformatics problems

  5. 50-word abstract: Please provide a brief explanatory abstract. This will be used for advertising your tutorial, so please make it clear and appealing to potential attendees.

  6. Please provide up to two pages of detailed description of the tutorial content.

  7. Tutorial level: Introductory/Advanced

Additional Requirements: Please state clearly what prior knowledge (if any) that you expect of participants, such as "an introductory knowledge of statistics" or "suitable for those already working with expression data". Please also indicate whether the tutorial will include a practical component, so that participants can be informed that they are required to bring their own laptop computers to the session.

Financial constraints: Tutorial presenters must pay their expenses, including registration, to participate in the meeting. Therefore, the organizers highly encourage tutorial organizers to seek independent funding, and to include any commitment that they may have secured in the proposal. GLBIO will help in the administrative aspects of assigning the rooms, announcements and adding the detailed schedule to the conference program. Note that the GLBIO cannot financially support the speakers or the tutorial organizers.

Conference Proceedings
Tutorial Session Presentations will NOT be considered for publication as part of the conference proceedings, only oral presentations.

Notification date: All submissions will be evaluated by a committee. Submitters will be notified by March 2, 2012 if the tutorial session has been selected for presentation at the GLBIO2012 Conference.

We encourage organizers of tutorials to have printed or online tutorial workbooks for each tutorial participant. We anticipate approximately 100 attendees at tutorial sessions.

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>>CLICK HERE<< for the online submissions of tutorial sessions.