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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Thank you for your feedback.  Conference Evaluation Summary - Click here

Rocky 2013 Program Book is available.  Click here.


2013 Change in Agenda. Starting Thursday morning 9:00am

Rocky 2013 to be held again at Viceroy in Snowmass:

VICEROY HOTEL
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA
Phone: +1 970 923 8000
Fax: +1 970 923 8001

viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/
snowmass

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WELCOME TO ROCKY 2013!
December 12 - 14, 2013

Welcome to the eleventh 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 eleven 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 2013 Conference Chair


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Gary Bader, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Toronto, Canada

Pathway Analysis of Genomics Data – from Correlation to Causation
Greg Carter, Ph.D.
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME USA


Modeling Genetic Complexity with Integrated Interaction Analysis across Multiple Phenotypes
Chijioke O. Elekwachi, Ph.D.
University of Nottingham, UK

eMBRLitMine and eMBRHelper: Bioinformatics Approaches for Improved Microbial Bioremediation Outcomes
Benjamin Good, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Scientist
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA

The Cure: A Game with the Purpose of Gene Selection for Breast Cancer Survival Prediction
Melissa Haendel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon, USA

Tales from the Crypt: Do You Know Where Your Data Has Been?
Kirk E. Jordan, PhD
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Emerging Solutions Executive & Assoc. Program Director
Computational Science Center
IBM T.J. Watson Research
Cambridge, MA, USA

Solving Life Sciences Problems Requires Systems that Optimize the Workflow
Peter Karp, Ph.D.
Director, Bioinformatics Research Group
Artificial Intelligence Center
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA, USA

A Flux Balance Analysis Model of E. coli K-12 MG1655 Derived From the EcoCyc Database
Catherine Lozupone, Ph.D.
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO USA


Application of Network Analysis to the Human Gut Microbiota and Use of Comparative Genomics to Understand the Driving Factors of Microbial Associations

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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

REGISTER

updated December 14, 2013


2013 Change in Agenda. Starting Thursday morning 9:00am


Go directly to: Early Registration Rates | Regular Registration Rates | Other Items

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.

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EARLY REGISTRATION: Prices valid through November 15, 2013
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $460 $680
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$365 $585
Postdoc
(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 2013. 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.

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REGULAR REGISTRATION: Prices valid starting November 16, 2013

On-site registration will be available beginning Wednesday December 11, at 4:00 pm. Please contact Suzi Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +619-322-3263 if you have any questions.
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $535 $755
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$440 $660
Postdoc
(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 2013. 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.

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OTHER ITEMS:
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.
  • Day 1  - Thursday, December 12, Lunch:
    Menu:
    • Vegetarian or deli Turkey wrap
    • Brownie
    • Grapes (based upon seasonal availability)
    • Bottled water or soda

  • Day 2 -  Friday, December 13, Lunch:
    Menu:
    • Vegetarian or roast beef sandwich
    • Cookie
    • Apples
    • Bottled water or soda
$20 each
Banquet Tickets (each)
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Il Poggio Restaurant
6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
This event typically sells out, tickets should be purchased in advance with registration. Tickets may not be available on-site.
$50 each

Discount Ski Lift Tickets -
Lift tickets purchased in advance at Rocky group rates are offered at the following non-refundable prices.
  • 1 day $72
  • 2 day $119
  • 3 day $173
  • 4 day $222
Ski Lessons and Rentals - Click here for discounted ski rental packages available for Rocky 2013 Attendee. 

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 15, 2013 will receive a 50% refund.

No refund of fees will be made on or after November 15, 2013.

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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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

ACADEMIC RETREAT - An Affordable Opportunity


Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky and SAVE!

This is the perfect opportunity to roll your conference attendance funds into a very affordable academic group retreat experience in the spectacular setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains - during ski season!

Rocky registration rates are among the most reasonable in computational biology, the conference hotel accommodations are under $105 per night, single occupancy.  This makes for a very affordable retreat for groups.

Schools who have participated in the past combined the experience of attending Rocky for education and group activities on the slopes, at the hotel, and in Snowmass and Aspen Villages. Education and bonding were abundantly fun and memorable, and all left with a renewed sense of inspiration and collaboration. Rocky 2013 offers academic retreats* the following group package benefits (3 available):

  • One free student registration
  • One free suite upgrade ($200 minimum savings)
  • Two free ski lift tickets per group or $100 food & beverage credit at the conference hotel
  • Special scheduling of flash presentations for all members of the group to ensure a full morning or afternoon can be spent outside the conference for a group activity if desired (activity not included)

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or a customized package for your academic group today!

*Academic retreats are defined as a minimum of 10 or more paid Rocky conference attendees from the same school, staying in the conference hotel a minimum of two nights (single or double occupancy), and utilizing at least 5 sleeping rooms per night. All academic retreat offers noted above must be secured by November 15.

11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

CONFERENCE HOTEL

Updated July 31, 2013

Viceroy HotelROCKY 2013 TO BE HELD IN SNOWMASS

VICEROY HOTEL
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 USA
Phone: +1 970 923 8000
Fax: +1 970 923 8001

viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass

Viceroy Hotel named the World's Best Places to Stay in Colorado, 2012 Gold List - Condé Nast Traveler

The Viceroy Hotel is a Luxury Snowmass Ski resort steps from the new Snowmass Base Village. There is ski-in/ski out to the Snowmass ski area and only seven miles from Aspen.

Transportation within Snowmass Village is easy and free, with frequent service at the Village Bus Stop. Buses to Aspen leave from the end of the Snowmass Village mall.


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RESERVATIONS

On-line reservations: *****Click Here"*****
GROUP CODE: Rocky2013

Telephone Reservations: 1 877 235 7577 or +1 970 923 8000
GROUP CODE: Rocky2013

Taxes: The hotel rates will be subject to all state, county and city taxes in effect at the time of the Rocky 2013 meeting. State tax is currently 12.8% and is subject to change.

Group Room Rates: Single occupancy $105.00 per night, Double occupancy $140.00 per night (limited double rooms available, book early). Roll away beds are available upon request.

Room rate includes Round trip Aspen airport transfers, WI-fi access, complimentary fitness studio access. Resort fees have been waived for the Rocky attendees.

Deposit/Payment Policy: A 50% deposit of room and tax for entire booking is due upon reservation. The remaining balance will be charged upon departure or within 7 days of arrival whichever is first.

Cancellation: Cancellations within 7 days of arrival will be charged the FULL length of stay. Prior to 7 days 50% of full length of stay.

Check in time: 4:00pm Check out time: 11:00am

Parking: $15.00 per day

SPECIAL GROUP PACKAGES: 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.


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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

Go directly to: Maps | Driving Directions | Ground Transportation | Airline Information | Other


TIPS FOR TRAVELING AT HIGH ALTITUDE
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.
www.altituderesearch.org/traveling-to-altitude


 

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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. At traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Brush Creek Rd for another 2 miles
  6. Turn left onto Wood Rd./Wood Run Rd. (turn left to stay on Wood Rd.)
  7. Hotel on the left: Viceroy Snowmass Hotel, 130 Wood Rd., Snowmass Village, CO 81615 (970) 923-8000

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

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GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM DENVER AIRPORT TO ASPEN

CoMtnExpress direct to Viceroy Hotel
1-800-267-0851
Stops in Vail and at individual hotels in Aspen and Snowmass. Various stops.

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AIRLINE INFORMATION
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.

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Other helpful information.

Viceroy Hotel : www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/snowmass
Travel Information: www.flyaspensnowmass.com
Colorado Tourism: www.colorado.com

Viceroy Hotel - Hotel transportation is provided complimentary to the Viceroy 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.


 

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