Leading Professional Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Connecting, Training, Empowering, Worldwide

Upcoming Conferences

A Global Community

  • ISCB Student Council

    dedicated to facilitating development for students and young researchers

  • Affiliated Groups

    The ISCB Affiliates program is designed to forge links between ISCB and regional non-profit membership groups, centers, institutes and networks that involve researchers from various institutions and/or organizations within a defined geographic region involved in the advancement of bioinformatics. Such groups have regular meetings either in person or online, and an organizing body in the form of a board of directors or steering committee. If you are interested in affiliating your regional membership group, center, institute or network with ISCB, please review these guidelines (.pdf) and submit your application using the online ISCB Affiliated Group Application form. Your exploratory questions to ISCB about the appropriateness of a potential future affiliation are also welcome by Diane E. Kovats, ISCB Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • Communities of Special Interest

    topically-focused collaborative communities
     

     

  • ISCBconnect

    open dialogue and collaboration to solve problems and identify opportunities

  • ISCB Member Directory

    connect with ISCB worldwide

  • ISCB Innovation Forum

    a unique opportunity for industry

Professional Development, Training and Education

ISCBintel and Achievements

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014 - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, University of Cincinnati

KEY DATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The 2014 GLBIO Program Book is now available.
POST EVENT SURVEY -
To obtain the link, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
ATTENTION STUDENTS - EVENTS AND POLL ANNOUNCED - Click here to visit the Student Opportunities page.

Thank you for your support of GLBIO 2014!  If you have not yet completed the post-event survey, please do so today! Need the link? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check back soon for exciting 2015 conference announcements! 

Featured 2014 Presentations -

 


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dinner gala - Anthony Philippakis is a physician, geneticist and mathematician. He is a fellow in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and in medical genetics at Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 20 papers on topics ranging from pure mathematics to personalized medicine. He is most passionate about translating the insights of the Human Genome Project to clinical medicine.

Anthony has a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He studied pure mathematics at Cambridge University as an Ehrman Scholar, followed by an M.D. and a Ph.D. in biophysics at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2011.

 

Gary Bader, Associate Professor
The Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto
http://baderlab.org/GaryBader

 

Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf, Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science
, University of Illinois
http://compbio.cs.uic.edu/~tanya


Charles Brooks, Warner-Lambert/Park-Davis Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biophysics
University of Michigan
http://brooks.chem.lsa.umich.edu/index.php?page=charles_l._brooks_iii&subdir=articles/group


Michael Hawrylcz
, Investigator, Allen Institute for Brain Science
www.alleninstitute.org/about_us/staff/michael_hawrylycz.html




An important goal for the conference is to foster long term collaborative relationships and networking opportunities within the domain of computational approaches to biology. GLBIO 2014 is co-hosted by the University of Cincinnati, with the conference taking place on the Cincinnati's Children's Hospital. The program will include oral presentations, poster presentations, invited keynote speakers and tutorials. Please direct any conference inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.iscb.org.


TOP

 

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

REGISTRATION

Be sure to check back in october, 2014 for GLBIO 2015 registration! 

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

ACCOMMODATIONS

updated Oct 22, 2013


Discounted rates have been secured for the GLBIO 2014 conference.

Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati


GLBIO rooms: Single or Double $135.00 USD plus taxes, until April 18, 2014. After this date, rooms are sold at the discretion of the hotel and may be subject to a higher rate.     

Reservations

  • Online Reservations - Book your room online here.
    The group code of GLBGLBA will automatically populate the group code box.

  • By Phone: If you prefer to make your hotel reservation by phone, please call 1-888-720-1299 and ask for the GLBIO 2014 - Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference room block at Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center.

A valid credit card is required to reserve a room.


Parking Charges: Parking is available for hotel guests in the parking garage under the hotel at $10.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. Valet parking is $18.00 per night.

Please see the hotel website for driving directions, maps and other hotel related questions.


 

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

CONFERENCE LOCATION


The GLBIO 2014 conference is being held at the Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. The two buildings being utilized are across the street from one another.

For easy reference, you may utilize this address for mapping:
231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH  45267

CAMPUS MAP - Click Here (pdf)

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS


Travel Awards are available through FASEB MARC Travel Award. 

Thank you for your interest in the FASEB travel scholarship! The link is: 
 
On this page, you will see many options. You need to select:
 
For more information on this program, contact the FASEB MARC Program Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Updated April 14, 2014


This is your organization's opportunity to become a prominent sponsor of the International Society for Computational Biology's Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO 2014)!

THE 2014 GLBIO CAREER FAIR!
Connecting employers with job seekers in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Sponsorship Sign up Form - > Click Here <

  • Job Seekers
    - Search job postings freely
    - Network and schedule interviews
    - Resume/CV review and one-on-one career advice available throughout the conference
    - Attend a career development session

Sponsors and Exhibitors will get the benefit of complimentary posting(s) with their booths or sponsorship. The packages are listed below.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Career Central Talk
Sponsored by FASEB, Featuring Dr. Howard G. Adams

Saturday, May 17, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Kresge Auditorium

The presenter: Howard G. Adams, Ph.D. is founder and president of H. G. Adams & Associates, Inc., a Norfolk, VA based consulting company that provides human development services and products to educational, governmental, non-profit, and industrial organizations. Adams is a leading expert on developing people through mentoring and strategic career/life planning. He has lectured and consulted extensively on developing people in both academic and workplace settings. He is a sought after keynote speaker and seminar presenter, having spoken at over 650 colleges and universities, numerous national conferences, and conducted training for a number of fortune 500 companies. He is the author or coauthored of fifteen self- help guides and handbooks. Titles among these are: Negotiating the Graduate School Process: A Guide for Minority Students, 1985; Making the Grade in Graduate School: Survival Strategy 101, 1993; Techniques for Effective Undergraduate Mentoring (co-authored), 1993; Transitioning New Hires into the Workplace: The Strategy of Mentoring 1997; Mentoring for Professional Development: Mentor/Protégé Orientation Guide, (co-authored), 1998; Recruiting Graduate Students: Implementing the Key “R” of Recruiting, 1998; Mentoring: A How-To Guide for Those Interested in Initiating a Mentoring Relationship, 2002; Mastering the Ph.D. Process: Tips for Surviving and Excelling in a Doctoral Program, 2002; The Internship Guide: A Blueprint for Successfully Managing the Internship Experience, 2003; Networking; The Art of Meeting and Greeting People, 2003 (co-authored); and The Undergraduate Research Experience: Examining Roles, Responsibilities, Strategies, and Actions for Forming Effective Mentorship Alliances, 2004. He has also authored three books. In his 2002 book, Get Up With Something on Your Mind: Lessons for Navigating Life, he offers some essentials for living and leading a successful life. His Career Management 101: A primer for Career and Life Goal Planning (2008) book provides strategies and techniques for managing one’s career and life.

Adams has been recognized by two presidents. In 1989 President Ronald Reagan named Adams to the US Congressional Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science & Technology and in 1995 President Clinton named him one of the first recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Mentoring. Adams was named a “20th Century Outstanding Educator” by Black Issues in Higher Education, 1999; and was awarded the Golden Torch Award for “Lifetime Achievement in Academia” by the National Society of Black Engineers, 2002. He was selected a “2004 Distinguished Alumnus” of Historical Black Colleges and Universities by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and named an “2004 Alumni Star” by the School of Science and Technology, Norfolk State University. In 2006 he received the QEM Catalyst in STEM award for “Broadening Participation and Effectiveness of Mentoring in STEM. He was named a History Maker in Sciences Education in 2012 by The History Makers (the nation’s largest African American video history archive).

Prior to starting his company, he was Executive Director, National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Sciences, Inc.; (GEM) (1978-1995), headquartered at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, and Vice President for Student Affairs, Norfolk State University (1974-1977, Norfolk, VA. Adams holds a B.S. from Norfolk State University, M.S. from Virginia State University and the Ph.D. from Syracuse University.


WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A SPONSOR?

GLBIO has established a strong reputation for building relationships among a nationally prominent bioscience research community, showcasing the North American Great Lakes region as a perfect place to conduct computer-aided research in the life sciences.

Every year, the conference organizers prepare a full agenda on the latest developments in bioinformatics and biologically relevant applications. From novice to expert, attendees partake in a variety of workshops, tutorials, presentations, posters, networking, and exhibits during the conference. Your organization can play a visible role in GLBIO as attendees consider and work toward solutions to important scientific and medical problems being addressed by the bioinformatics community.

The GLBIO 2014 sponsorship form will be available soon. For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to become a sponsor.

Past Sponsors:
www.iscb.org/glbio2013-sponsors/glbio-past-sponsors


SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

$10,000 Platinum Sponsorship includes:
  • Six complimentary conference registrations
  • Company logo on conference give-away provided to all attendees
    (logo must be received by April 1, 2014)
  • Exclusive Named Sponsor of a Poster Session
  • Exhibit table in preferred location at Poster Sessions
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as Platinum Sponsor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Full-page black and white advertisement in program booklet
    (ad must be received by April 1, 2014)
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration area and poster area
  • One company brochure or marketing piece inserted in conference handouts
  • Unlimited job posts to GLBIO Career Fair
$7,500 Gold Sponsorship includes:
  • Five complimentary conference registrations
  • Exhibit table in preferred location at Poster Sessions
  • Half-page black and white advertisement in program booklet
    (ad must be received by April 1, 2014)
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as a Gold Sponsor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Gold Sponsor
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration and poster session
  • One company flyer inserted in the conference handouts
  • Up to 10 job posts to GLBIO Career Fair
$5,000 Silver Sponsorship includes:
  • Four complimentary conference registrations
  • Exhibit table at Poster Sessions
  • Business card size black and white advertisement in program booklet
    (ad must be received by April 1, 2014)
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as a Silver Sponsor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Silver Sponsor
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration and poster session
  • One company flyer inserted in the conference handouts
  • Up to 7 job posts to GLBIO Career Fair
$2,000 Bronze Sponsorship includes:
  • Three complimentary conference registrations
  • Exhibit table at Poster Sessions
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration area
  • up to 5 job posts to GLBIO Career Fair
$2,000 Industry Track Sponsorship includes:
  • One complimentary conference registration
  • 20 minute presentation (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes Q&A) in the industry track on the Conference Agenda
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as an Industry Track Sponsor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as an Industry Sponsor
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration
$1,000 Coffee Break Sponsorship includes:
  • One complimentary conference registration
  • Named Sponsor of a Coffee Break
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as a Coffee Break Sponsor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as a Coffee Break Sponsor
  • Logo slide at opening session
  • Company name included on signage in registration
  • Up to 5 job posts to GLBIO Career Fair
$1,000 Exhibitor includes:
  • Exhibit table at Poster Sessions with two exhibit-area-only passes
  • Company logo on the conference website identified as an Exhibitor
  • Company name in the conference booklet identified as an Exhibitor
  • 2 job posts to GLBIO Career Fair
$650 Publisher Table includes:
  • One exhibit-area pass
  • 6' table in exhibits and poster area
  • Company name listed on the website and printed materials
OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Company name will be included on signage, website and printed materials for the following:
  • $10,000 – Exclusive Banquet Sponsor (includes all Platinum level benefits except Padfolio logo placement)
  • $1,600 – Conference Padfolios (provided to all attendees). Company logo on Padfolio.
  • $500 and above – Sponsor a Student Travel Fellowship
  • Recruiters Package
    • ISCB Member $500
    • Nonmember $750
    • 1 job posting
    • 1 full conference registration (able to attend all sessions)
    A special registration rate is available for recruiters and company representatives who wish to attend the conference. The registration form will be available soon!

    While we recommend that companies have a recruiter on site to maximize networking with potential candidates, single job postings are available for $200 per post.


[TOP]

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

GLBIO CONFERENCE PAST SPONSORS


  • Agilent Technologies
  • Appistry
  • BioOhio
  • Bioteam
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Cambridge Computer
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Case Western - Case Center for Proteomics & Bioinformatics
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • CLC Bio
  • Compendia Bioscience
  • Diagnostic Hybrids
  • GeneCode
  • Genomatix Software
  • Great Lakes Bioinformatics Consortium
  • IBM
  • International Society for Computational Biology
  • Kent State University
  • Mathworks
  • Miami University - Dept. of Botany
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Michigan Technology University
  • Monsanto
  • Ohio State University - Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS)
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Ohio University (Russ College; Vice President Research; College of Arts and Science)
  • Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Springer
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati Children's Hospital
  • University of Michigan - DCM&B and OVPR
  • University of Michigan - Biomedical Research Core Facilities
  • University of Michigan - Metabolomics Core
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh - Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • University of Pittsburgh - Department of Computational & Systems Biology
  • Wittenberg University
  • Wright State University


[TOP]

Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference 2014

SPEAKERS

Updated May 12, 2014

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Gary Bader, Associate Professor
The Donnelly Centre at the University of Toronto
http://baderlab.org/GaryBader


Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf, Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science
, University of Illinois
http://compbio.cs.uic.edu/~tanya


Charles Brooks, Warner-Lambert/Park-Davis Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biophysics
University of Michigan
http://brooks.chem.lsa.umich.edu/index.php?page=charles_l._brooks_iii&subdir=articles/group


Michael Hawrylcz
, Investigator, Allen Institute for Brain Science
www.alleninstitute.org/about_us/staff/michael_hawrylycz.html





DINNER KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Anthony Philippakis is a physician, geneticist and mathematician. He is a fellow in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and in medical genetics at Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 20 papers on topics ranging from pure mathematics to personalized medicine. He is most passionate about translating the insights of the Human Genome Project to clinical medicine.

Anthony has a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He studied pure mathematics at Cambridge University as an Ehrman Scholar, followed by an M.D. and a Ph.D. in biophysics at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2011.


TUTORIAL SPEAKERS

GLBIO 2014 will feature dynamic tutorial sessions led by proven industry experts on Friday, May 16. Tutorial descriptions will be posted as they become available. 

1. Lincs Chemical Biology Data Analysis Workshop
Mario Medvedovic


2. STOCHASTIC CHEMICAL KINETICS: Theory and Systems Biological Applications
Péter Érdi1,2 - 1: Henry Luce Professor of Complex System Studies: Center for Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo College, and
2: Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Randomness is inherent in many biological systems. The source ofthis randomness is many times can be uncovered by understanding the mechanisms of the underlying biochemical reactions. The tutorial explains the mathematical framework and system biological applications of stochastic models of chemical kinetics and it is based on the book Stochastic Chemical Kinetics.

3.  Methods and Approaches for the Analysis of Gene Signaling Pathways and Disease Gene Ranking and Systems Genetics Expression Mutation

Sorin Draghici, Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering, Wayne State University
Anil Jegga, Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center

Part 1 – Session Summary: Methods and Approaches for the Analysis of Gene Signaling Pathways – Coming soon!

Part 2 – Session Summary - Disease Gene Ranking - Disease gene ranking using computational approaches narrows down and arranges the set of candidate genes for further experimental validation in the order of likelihood in disease involvement. The gene rank is assigned by considering a set of relevant features such as biological function, pathway association, gene expression, phenotype, protein interactions, etc. In this tutorial, we will go over some of the data sources and computational approaches used for disease gene ranking.

4. Disease Gene Ranking and Gene Networks and Systems Genetics Expression Mutation
Sorin Draghici and Anil Jegga 

5.  Introduction to Bioinformatics
Jarek Meller, Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics,
Cincinnati Childrens Medical Center

Mike Raymer, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Wright State

Session Summary: Interrogating biological systems with deep sequencing and bioinformatics - Challenges, algorithmic solutions, existing software pipelines and open computational problems related to the use of current sequencing techniques in the context of transcriptional profiling, sequence variant identification, as well as related applications, will be introduced at a level appropriate for undergraduate/graduate students entering the field.

6. Synapse - Sage Bionetworks Cloud Infrastructure for Data Analysis
Larsson Omberg

7. canvasXpress: A Highly Interactive JavaScript Library for Analytic Visualization of Genomics Data

Isaac Neuhaus, Dermatologic surgeon, Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center,
University of California at San Francisco

CanvasXpress was developed as the core visualization component for bioinformatics and systems biology analysis at Bristol-Myers Squibb. It supports a large number of visualizations to display scientific and non-scientific data which includes: Area, Area-Line, Bar, Bar-Line, Boxplot, Candlestick, Circular, Correlation, Dotplot, DotLine, Genome, Heatmap, Histogram, Line, Network, Pie, Scatter2D, Scatter3D, ScatterBubble2D, Stacked, Stacked-Line, Stacked-Percent, Stacked-Percent-Line, Treemap, Venn and Video. CanvasXpress also includes a standalone unobtrusive data table and a filtering widget to allow data exploration similar to those only seen in other high-end commercial applications. Data can be easily sorted, grouped, transposed, transformed or clustered dynamically. The fully customizable mouse events as well as the zooming, panning and drag'n drop capabilities are features that make this library unique in its class.


TOP

Exclusively for members

  • Member Discount

    ISCB Members enjoy discounts on conference registration (up to $150), journal subscriptions, book (25% off), and job center postings (free).

  • Why Belong

    Connecting, Collaborating, Training, the Lifeblood of Science. ISCB, the professional society for computational biology!

     

Supporting ISCB

Donate and Make a Difference

Giving never felt so good! Considering donating today.