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Poster Presenters & Abstracts

Updated December 02, 2011
  • CLICK HERE for Rocky 2011 Program Book (.pdf).  Posters start on page 47.

Listed in alphabetical order by presenter's last name:

P01: Identifying Novel Components of the Gravitropic Signal Transduction Pathway via Transcriptome Analysis
Presenter: Zachary Abrams, Ohio University

P02: Developing Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian Supertrees
Presenter: Wasiu Akanni, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

P03: Opportunities and Challenges Associated with Computational RNAseq Data Analysis
Presenter: David Astling, University of Colorado School of Medicine

P04: Jikitou a Question Answering System: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Information Retrieval
Presenter: Michael Bauer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

P05: Phylogenetic Signal Dissection and the Phylogeny of the Ecdysozoa
Presenter: Lahcen Campbell, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth

P06: A Network-based Survival Predictor and its Application to Cytogenetically-normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Presenter: Yongkee Cho, Washington University in St. Louis

P07: CodingMotif: Exact Determination of Overrepresented Nucleotide Motifs in Coding Sequences
Presenter: Jeffrey Chuang, Boston College

P08: Testing the Ortholog Conjecture with Functional Data from Several Pairs of Closely Related Organisms
Presenter: Wyatt Clark, Indiana University

P09: Novel Information Theory Based Metrics for the Evaluation of GO Term Annotations
Presenter: Wyatt Clark, Indiana University

P10: Multiscale Patient-Specific Blood Systems Biology
Presenter: Scott Diamond, University of Pennsylvania

P11: Searching for Population Variation of Small Tandem Segmental Duplications using the 1000 Genomes Project Sequencing Data
Presenter: Michael Dickens, University of Colorado

P12: Gene Duplicability in the Mammalian Protein-protein Interaction Network
Presenter: Aoife Doherty, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

P13: Mixture Models vs. Supervised Learning Methods for Integrative Genomic Analysis
Presenter: Daniel Dvorkin, University of Colorado, Denver

P14: Inferring Protein Backbone Flexibility from Conformational Differences
Presenter: Elizabeth Eskow, University of Colorado Boulder

P15: Improving Automated Protein Function Prediction by integrating Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning
Presenter: Christopher Funk, University of Colorado

P16: A Sensemaking Model for the Explorative Analysis of Large Gene Lists
Presenter: Carsten Goerg, University of Colorado Denver

P17: Mathematical Modeling of Metastatic Growth in Lymphatic Vessels
Presenter: Ruth Griswold, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

P18: Consensus Network Inference Using Multiple Datasets to Elucidate Common and Chemical-specific Effects on Steoroidogenesis
Presenter: Tanwir Habib, US Army ERDC

P19: A Network-based Approach to Finding Fusion Genes
Presenter: Leanne Haggerty, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth

P20: Compact Encoding for Gene Therapy
Presenter: Roger Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

P21: Diversification of Visual Receptors (opsin) Coincides with Major Environmental Factors such as the Cambrian Explosion and the Oxygenation of the Oceans
Presenter:  Sinéad Hamilton, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth

P22: A Random Forest Model for Phosphorylation Site Localization using Mass Spectrometric Data
Presenter: Xin He, Indiana University Bloomington

P23: Characterizing the Phenotype of Beta-Blocker Responsiveness in CHF Patients
Presenter: Michael Hinterberg, University of Colorado-Denver

P24: CTCF can Form Unidirectional Regulatory Elements by Combining with Other Transcription Factors
Presenter: Chih-hao Hsu, NIH

P25: Metabolic Network Analysis of Apicomplexan Parasites to Identify Novel Drug Targets
Presenter: Stacy Hung, University of Toronto

P26: Improvement of Fold Recognition by Incorporating Bayesian Framework on Encoding Protein Fragments of Unknown Structures for Structure Alphabet-based Alignment
Presenter: Kenneth Hung, National Taiwan University

P27: The Role of p53 in Oligodendrocyte UPR
Presenter: Hasan Jamil, Wayne State University

P28: Extending the Value of Spectral Libraries: a Neighbor-based Approach to Predicting Intensities of Peptide Fragmentation Spectra
Presenter: Chao Ji, Indiana University, Bloomington

P29: DAVID-WS: A Stateful Web Service to Facilitate Gene/Protein List Analysis
Presenter: Xiaoli Jiao, NIH/NIAID

P30: Mobyle: A Web Based Frame-work for the Integration of Bioinformatics Software and Databanks
Presenter: Louis Jones, Institut Pasteur

P31: Discovery: A Resource for the Rational Selection of Drug Target Proteins and Leads for the Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium Falciparum
Presenter: Fourie Joubert, University of Pretoria

P32: Finding a Surrogate Metric of Cancer Antigen 125 with Thousand of Proteins
Presenter:  Shintaro Kato, NEC Corporation

P33: An Information-theoretic Measure of TFBS Motif Palindromicity
Presenter: Alastair Kilpatrick, University of Edinburgh

P34: PathCMap: Development of Pathway Signature System for Identifying Druggable Partners of Synthetic Lethal Genes in Cancer
Presenter: Jihye Kim, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

P35: Automated Reaction Mapping for Isomers
Presenter: Tina Kouri, Colorado School of Mines

P36: A Data Integration Approach Reveals Species-specific Pharmacology Between Human and Rat Orthologs
Presenter: Felix Kruger, European Bioinformatics Institute

P37: Accurate Inferring Transcription Regulation from a Compendium of Expression Profiles
Presenter: Xueling Li, University of Texas, Medical Branch

P38: PhenoPred 2: Prediction of Gene-Disease Associations Based on Multiple Networks
Presenter: Biao Li, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

P39: Exploring an Approximate Subgraph Matching Approach for Biomedical Event Extraction
Presenter: Haibin Liu, University of Colorado School of Medicine

P40: Cancelled

P41: A Physiological Pathway Portal Tool at the Rat Genome Database
Presenter: Weisong Liu, The Medical College of Wisconsin

P42: Evolution and Architecture of the Inner Membrane Complex in Asexual and Sexual Stages of the Malaria Parasite
Presenter: Noeleen Loughran, The Hospital for Sick Children

P43: Label and Edge Mismatch Graphlet Kernels for Functional Residue Prediction in Protein Structures
Presenter: Jose Lugo-Martinez, Indiana University

P44: Role of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinases (PDKs) and Their Respective Micro RNAs in Human Ovarian Cancer
Presenter: Shaukat Malik, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University

P45: Analysis of Human Complex Disorders from the Systems Biology Perspective
Presenter: Natalia Maltsev

P46: GeneSmash: A RESTful Web Service for Gene Annotations
Presenter: Ganiraju Manyam, University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center

P47: TrAC: Transcriptome Analysis with Circos
Presenter: Aleksandra Markovets, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

P48: Predicting Transcription Factor Binding Sites with Hidden Markov Models by using ChIP-Seq data
Presenter: Anthony Mathelier, University of British Columbia

P49: A Comparative Analysis of Knowledge-Based Gene Prioritization Methods:  Is the Supply Greater Than the Demand?
Presenter:  Neel Mehta, Arizona State University

P50: Hierarchical Prediction of Enzyme Classes Using Ensemble Machine Learning Approaches
Presenter: Akram Mohammed, University of Nebraska Medical Center

P51: Inferring the Mammalian Phylogeny using a Heterogeneous Approach
Presenter: Claire Morgan, Dublin City University

P52: An Issue of Caution in the use of Mitochondrial Data to Infer the Mammalian Phylogeny
Presenter: Claire Morgan, Dublin City University

P53: Entropy-based Assessment of Condition-specific Histone Modifications
Presenter: Tadasu Nozaki, Keio University

P54: Prediction of Protein Function using Analysis of Interaction Maps Across Species
Presenter: Kymberleigh Pagel, Indiana University, Bloomington

P55: Deciphering of Human Protein Interactome using Structural Complexes
Presenter:  Anna Panchenko, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Institutes of Health

P56: Regulation of Protein-Protein Binding by Phosphorylation and Oligomerization
Presenter:  Anna Panchenko, National Center for Biotechnology Information, Institutes of Health, USA

P57: CysNO-DB: A Database of S-nitrosylation Sites
Presenter: Sanjit Pandey, University of Nebraska Medical Center

P58: A Database Framework for identifying Coding Sequence from NextGen mRNA Sequences
Presenter: Sanjit Pandey, University of Nebraska Medical Center

P59: ModPred: Predicting Post-translational Modification Sites from Protein Sequence
Presenter: Vikas Pejaver, Indiana University

P60: A Multiple-template Approach for Protein Threading
Presenter: Jian Peng, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

P61: A Tool for Assessment and Validation of Sequencing-Based Methods in Family Disease Studies
Presenter: Alexander Poole, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

P62: Alternative Splicing Detection Using RNAseq: An Assembly Approach
Presenter: Likit Preeyanon, Michigan State University

P63: In Silico Rational Drug Design and Modeling Studies of Novel Inhibitors for Multi-target Inhibition in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Presenter: Jayaraman Premkumar, Nanyang Technological University

P64: Quantitative Data: Where are they Hidden in Biomedical Literature?
Presenter: Komandur Ravikumar, University of Colorado School of Medicine

P65: Transcriptome Profile of Bovine Respiratory Disease Pathogen - Mannheimia Haemolytica PHL213
Presenter: Joseph Reddy, Mississippi State University

P66: SpacerSeeker: Detecting and Identifying Immunity Conferred by CRISPR Loci
Presenter: Zachary Romer, Loyola University Chicago

P67: MutDB: A Database for Assessing the Impact of Genetic Variants
Presenter: Tal Ronnen Oron, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

P68: Support for Larger Epistatic Modeling Using an OpenCL Implementation of Multifactor Dimensionality Reduction
Presenter: James Rudd, North Carolina Central University

P69: Identifying Treatment Relevant Colorectal Cancer Subtypes Using Iterative Non-negative Matrix Factorization
Presenter: Andreas Schlicker, Netherlands Cancer Institute

P70: A New Probabilistic Model in Predictive Microbiology (NPMPM)
Presenter: Nadine Schoene, Goethe University Frankfurt

P71: Simpsons Paradox and Correlation Cancellation in Genome-Wide Association Study Data
Presenter: Ronald Schuyler, University of Colorado Denver

P72: Predicting Chromosome Territories using Sequence Similarity
Presenter: Josiah Seaman, University of Colorado

P73: Functional Profiling of Pharmacogenetic Non-synonymous SNPs
Presenter: Chet Seligman, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

P74: Semi-supervised Learning Improves Gene Expression-based Prediction of Cancer Recurrence
Presenter: Mingguang Shi, Vanderbilt University

P75: Comprehensive Analysis of Associations Between Alternative Splicing and Histone Modifications
Presenter: Yuki Shindo, Keio University, Japan

P76: Developing a Decision Support System for Strategic Selection of Drug Targets to Combat Tropical Diseases
Presenter: Floriano Silva-jr, FIOCRUZ

P77: Concatabominations: A Character Recoding Strategy Implemented in the Safe Taxonomic Reduction Approach for Identifying Unstable Taxa
Presenter: Karen Siu-Ting Salvatierra, National University of Ireland Maynooth

P78: Investigation into Construction of MHC ligand Predictiors and Implications of Protocols used to Evaluate Them
Presenter: Werner Smidt, University of Pretoria

P79: Mining for Class-specific Motifs in Protein Sequence Classification
Presenter: Satish Srinivasan, University of Nebraska Medical Center

P80: Relationships Between Positioning of Synonymous Codon and Gene Translation Efficiency in Bacteria
Presenter: Satoshi Tamaki, Keio University

P81: The Rat Genome Curation:RGD Automated Data Integration Pipelines Maximize Coverage
Presenter: Marek Tutaj, Medical College of Wisconsin

P82: Using Transposable Elements to Understand Genomic Evolution
Presenter: Vijetha Vemulapalli, University of Colorado Denver

P83: Determining The Minimal Functional Elements in Protein Families
Presenter: Suleyman Vural, University of Nebraska

P84: Machine Approaches to Recognition of Trypanosomal Variant Surface Glycoprotein Sequences
Presenter: Jon Wilkes, Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology

P85: STOP and DEFOG: Web Applications for a Comprehensive Functional Gene Set Analysis
Presenter: Tobias Wittkop, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

P86: Building an Interactome to Identify Signaling Components
Presenter: Sarah Wyatt, Ohio University

P87: Post-translational Modifications Induce Significant yet not Extreme Changes to Protein Structure
Presenter: Fuxiao Xin, Indiana University Bloomington

P88: Co-evolution of SP1 and DNA Binding Sites
Presenter: Ken Yokoyama, University of Colorado Denver

P89: Coexpression of Linked Genes is not Explained by Similar Chromatin Environments
Presenter: Yiqiang Zhao, Buck institute

P90: What's New at EcoGene
Presenter: Jindan Zhou, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


The next Rocky conference will be announced here soon.

9th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


• Dec 01:
Online registration has closed. Onsite registration will take place Thursday, December 08, 11:00 AM.

• Dec 01: The Rocky 2011 Program Book is now available (.pdf)
• Nov 15: The Dec 08 banquet has sold out. To be placed on a wait list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MARC Travel Fellowship Application (.doc) - Deadline Nov. 04
Download the Rocky 2011 Promotional Flyer (.pdf)





Book Prizes as Student Prizes:

Welcome to Rocky 2011!

Welcome to the ninth 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.

The Rocky series began nine 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.

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

Larry Hunter
Rocky 2011 Conference Chair

Rocky 2010 Comments

  • 100% of the delegates found the conference met or exceeded their expectations
  • 100% of the delegates found the conference was 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."
  • "Really, really enjoyed the keynotes this year - great mix, great speakers."
  • "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."
  • "As a student who was originally trained in the biological sciences, it was simply delightful to meet many computational biologists, statisticians and computer scientists who are actively designing the tools on which I rely very heavily to do my work. I received good feedback, suggestions, and advice on how to move my current project forward. The suggestions on how to publish my data were also quite welcomed and I am most grateful. I look forward to attending the conference next year and hopefully doing so with novel data. Thank you."
  • "This has been a great conference. I look forward to attending next year."

9th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference


Updated December 01, 2011

  • Online registration - Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available starting at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 8.

  • Registration forms
    The Dec 08 banquet has sold out. To be placed on a wait list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. )
PLAN AN ACADEMIC RETREAT! Earn a Suite Upgrade AND Free Food or Ski Lift Tickets PLUS one additional student registration at no charge with paid attendance of 10 or more from one school! Click HERE for details.


EARLY REGISTRATION: Prices valid through November 8, 2011
Attendee Type
ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $460 $680
$365 $585
(with letter from Advisor):
$220 $380
Students (with ID): $185 $285

  • To-Go lunches available for purchase with registration
  • Please present Advisor letter and student ID upon check-in.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE! Non-members and those whose ISCB memberships have expired will be able to join ISCB through the online conference registration system and immediately receive the member discount for Rocky 2011. You can either join when you register for the conference or do so separately in advance here: www.iscb.org/iscb-membership. In order to qualify for the member discount, your ISCB membership must be paid in full. Those preferring to register at the non-member rate will immediately be offered a free 12-month ISCB membership with their higher fee.


REGULAR REGISTRATION: Prices valid starting November 9, 2011
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $535 $755
$440 $660
(with letter from Advisor):
$295 $455
Students (with ID): $260 $360

  • To-Go lunches available for purchase with registration
  • Please present Advisor letter and student ID upon check-in.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE! Non-members and those whose ISCB memberships have expired will be able to join ISCB through the online conference registration system and immediately receive the member discount for Rocky 2011. You can either join when you register for the conference or do so separately in advance here: www.iscb.org/iscb-membership. In order to qualify for the member discount, your ISCB membership must be paid in full. Those preferring to register at the non-member rate will immediately be offered a free 12-month ISCB membership with their higher fee.


To-Go Lunches
Lunch is not included in the conference registration fee, but optional to-go lunches can be ordered in advance of the conference (advance order only; cannot be ordered on-site). Pre-ordered to-go lunches will be available for pick up at Noon on Friday and Saturday outside the meeting room. Lunches are $20 each; order default quantity is one unless otherwise noted.
  • Friday, December 9, Lunch:
    Menu: Vegetarian or Chicken Wrap sandwich, with brownie, and bottled water or soda
    Price: $20

  • Saturday, December 10, Lunch:
    Menu: Caesar Salad (with chicken or without chicken) with cookie and bottled water or soda
    Price: $20
To be placed on a wait list, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Banquet Tickets (each)
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Il Poggio Restaurant
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This event typically sells out, tickets should be purchased in advance with registration. Tickets may not be available on-site.
$45 each
Discount Ski Lift Tickets -
Radio frequency (RF) gate cards will be issued with all purchased lift tickets. Please note there is a refundable $5 per ticket fee for the RF card; refunds will be given at the Aspen Skiing Company ticket counters. Tickets purchased on-site at Aspen Skiing Company ticket counters are $100 per day (this is the non-group rate). Lift tickets purchased in advance at Rocky group rates are offered at the following non-refundable prices.
  • 1 day $68.00
Rocky Mountain Regional Bioinformatics Group Membership
A $5 contribution to the Rocky Mountain Regional Bioinformatics Group (RMRBG) is gratefully accepted. If you choose, this contribution this will enroll you as a member of this group, and place you on the group mailing list for networking opportunities and announcements about future Rocky conferences.

Cancellation Policy: Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and mailed to ISCB Registration Office, c/o Suzi Smith, 12127 Royal Lytham Row, San Diego, CA 92128, or sent via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or faxed to +1-619-374-2890. All refunds will be processed following the conference. Refunds will be made in accordance with the following schedule:

Cancellations received by November 9, 2011 will receive a 50% refund.

No refund of fees will be made on or after November 10, 2011

If you have any questions, please contact the ISCB administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Updated November 15, 2011


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is the high performance computing organization in IBM Systems and Technology Group. This group is responsible for the strategy, marketing and identification of areas that can benefit from IBM's high end technology. The life sciences is such an area, and IBM is and will continue to bring valued solutions to life sciences.

IBM's Research Division is a partner with IBM’s Deep Computing organization, developing the next generation of high performance computers. In addition, the Research Division has many groups investigating numerous application areas in collaboration with IBM's customers and partners. This includes IBM’s Computational Biology Center with IBM’s new Computational Science Center.


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NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: www.nec.com.

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Location & Travel

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Aspen/Snowmass are 9,100 feet above sea level and Altitude sickness is something that visitors to Colorado commonly experience. Read tips for helping ease altitude sickness.


NOTE: Independence Pass is closed in December, please do not attempt to drive through Leadville

From Denver & Eagle Airports and all points east of Aspen:

  1. Take I-70 west to Glenwood Springs.
  2. Take Exit 116 at Glenwood Springs, follow the signs for Hwy. 82 (right at 1st traffic light, right again at 2nd traffic light, onto Grand Ave./Hwy. 82, crossing bridge over Colorado River), toward Aspen.
  3. Follow Hwy. 82 for approximately 38 miles. DO NOT turn at the first sign for Snowmass (note mileage); this will take you to "Old Snowmass." Follow the signs for Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area.
  4. Turn right onto Brush Creek Road at the traffic light, following signs toward Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area.
  5. Follow Brush Creek Road for approximately 6 miles.
  6. In Snowmass Village you will pass a Conoco gas station on your right. Continue straight up the hill. At the top of the hill the road forks. Stay on Brush Creek Road, to the left, following the arrow on the "To Upper Village" sign.
  7. Take the next right turn onto Upper Snowmelt Road.
  8. Take the next left onto Elbert Lane. Continue to the end of the street to The Silvertree Hotel.

Directions From Colorado Springs:

  1. Take I-25 North from Colorado Springs about 70 miles
    to Exit 194 (C470 West)
  2. Take C470 West to I-70 West
  3. Go to Step 1 (above) under "From Denver & Eagle Airports and all
    points east of Aspen:"

Map of Aspen



CoMtnExpress direct to Silvertree Hotel
Stops in Vail and at individual hotels in Aspen and Snowmass. Various stops.

Grayline to and from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport Direct with no stops.

From the Aspen Airport, the Silvertree Hotel will pick up free.

(877) 277-3690 or (970) 544-2057


If traveling by air to the conference, you have three options.

  1. Fly to Denver and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 220 miles). -
    http://flydenver.com for airport/airline information and ground
    transportation options.
  2. Fly directly to Aspen/Snowmass Airport - www.flyaspensnowmass.com
  3. Fly to Eagle/Vail airport and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 55 miles)
    - http://flyvail.com for airport/airline information, ground transportation
    options and driving directions to Snowmass.


Other helpful information.
Silvertree Hotel - Hotel transportation is provided complimentary to the Silvertree Hotel (conference hotel) from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Advance reservations for the shuttle are not required, a telephone is available at the airport to request shuttle service.

Silvertree Hotel : www.silvertreehotel.com
Travel Information: www.flyaspensnowmass.com
Colorado Tourism: www.colorado.com




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