Purdue University
Vice President, Office of Research
Bioinformatics Core


Indiana University
University Information Technology Services
Department of Biology
School of Informatics and Computing

University of Michigan, Dept of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics


The Research Division
of Ohio University

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Eck Institute for Global Health
Complex Networks Lab
University of Notre Dame



Cincinnati Childrens’s Hospital Medical Center
Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of Cincinnati


Faculty of 1000




University of Michigan Bioinformatics Core



Purdue University

Agricultural Research

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2015

The submission period for GLBIO is now closed. Please click here for the conference agenda.  


Full length papers and abstracts are solicited for oral and poster presentations at the 10th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology. This call is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2015.

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Algorithms & Machine Learning

  • Bioimage Analysis

  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biological Networks 
and Systems Modeling
  • Chemical Informatics
  • Clinical Informatics & Epidemiology

  • Computational Ecology & Biodiversity Informatics
  • Databases & Ontologies

  • Disease Models & Molecular Medicine

  • Evolutionary, Comparative, & Meta-Genomics

  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Health Informatics/Biomed Informatics/Translational Bioinformatics   
  • Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics

  • RNA & Protein: Structure, Modification, Localization, Interaction, Function, Macromolecular Structure
  • Text Mining & Natural Language Processing

Key dates:

  • Deadline for full papers: February 1, 2015
  • Deadline for oral presentation abstracts: March 13, 2015
  • Deadline for poster presentation abstracts: March 25, 2015

Conference website

Submission website:

Publication Options Information - Accepted full length papers will be considered for publication in either IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics or in GigaScience. Submission instructions: Initial full paper submissions to GLBIO 2015 should follow either IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB) or GigaScience guidelines. During the submission process, the authors will have the option to choose one of the two journals as a preferred mode for publication of their accepted paper. There is no guarantee that authors will be granted publication with their preferred publication mode. The final decision will be made by the GLBIO 2015 Proceedings Chairs and will depend on the number of accepted papers and their relevance to these corresponding journals.

Authors of accepted GLBIO 2015 papers who intend to submit toTCBB or GigaScience are expected to address the reviewers’ comments received during the GLBIO review process prior to journal submissionThen, such revised papers will be subject to additional peer review by the journal. For TCBB, the GLBIO 2015 Proceedings Chairs will act as guest editors for the journal and thus coordinate all aspects of the additional review. For GigaScience, it is the GigaScience editorial staff that will handle the additional reviews and make final publication decisions, typically in consultation with the GLBIO 2015 Proceedings Chairs.

Authors are responsible for any fees or expenses in regards to the journal publication of their paper. TCBB offers two models that authors can choose from: 1) no charge, allowing for paper access only to journal subscribers, or 2) $1,750 USD publication fee charge, allowing for open access. GigaScience offers the following: the best 20% of the papers will be charged no publication fee, and all other accepted papers will be given 15% publication fee discount (depending on the total number of accepted papers); GigaScience’s current publication fee is 1,250 GBP.

For authors interested in publishing their accepted GLBIO 2015 paper in TCBB, please see this page for details on submission guidelines:

For authors interested in publishing their accepted GLBIO 2015 paper in GigaScience, please see this page for details on submission guidelines:

For any GLBIO questions, please contact Ms. Cori Dossett, meeting planner, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.