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12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Program information
is now available:


Detailed Agenda


Oral Presentations


- Detailed Poster Abstracts
- Brief Poster List
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Hotel reservations
open

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Rocky 2014 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

SPONSORS
PLATINUM:


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GOLD:


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SILVER:

Biodesix®
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TECHNICAL TALK:

Illumina®....................................

BOOK DONATION
AND PRIZES
PROVIDED BY:

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WELCOME TO ROCKY 2014!
December 11 - 13, 2014

Welcome to the twelfth 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 twelve 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 2014 Conference Chair


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Judith A. Blake, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Jackson Laboratory

Title: Glycolysis Pathways in the Gene Ontology: All Roads Lead to Pyruvate

Presentation details - Click here
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Robert Kirk DeLisle, PhD Robert Kirk DeLisle, PhD
Principal Scientist
SomaLogic, Inc.
Colorado

Title:  SOMAscan™– Based Prediction of Early Kidney Function Decline

Presentation details - Click here
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Kirk E. Jordan, PhD
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Emerging Solutions Executive & Assoc. Prog. Director
Computational Science Center
IBM T.J. Watson Research

Title: Experience in Improving de novo Transcriptome Assembly to Address Large Data Sets

Co-Authors: Chang-Sik Kim, Vipin Sachdeva, Martyn Winn

Presentation details - Click here
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Frank Lee, Ph.D.
Lead Architect, IBM Genomics Solution
Technical Advisor for Life Sciences
Senior-certified Solution Architect
IBM Technical & Platform Computing Worldwide

Title: Tackling Big Data Challenges of Genomics by PowerGene

Presentation details - Click here
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Kevin M. Livingston, PhD
Research Associate
University of Colorado

Title: Complex Querying Across Multiple Data Sources Using a Common Biological Model

Presentation details - Click here
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Jill P. Mesirov, PhD
Associate Director and Chief Informatics Officer
Director, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Cambridge, MA, USA

Title: Integrative Computational Approaches for Genomic Medicine

Presentation details - Click here
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Elmar A Pruesse, PhD Elmar A. Pruesse, PhD
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
AND University of Colorado Denver

Title: Tackling the rRNA big-data problem with ARB and SILVA

Presentation details - Click here
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Joanna Roder, PhD Joanna Roder, PhD
Senior Director of Data Analytics
R&D
Biodesix, Inc.

Title: Deep Learning, "Deep Data", and Molecular Diagnostics

Presentation details - Click here
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Donna K. Slonim, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Associate Professor of the Tufts School of Medicine
Genetics Faculty, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University
Medford, MA, USA

Title: Human Developmental Bioinformatics: A Case Study in Overcoming Data Limitations

Presentation details - Click here
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Raymond Tecotzky TECHNICAL TALK

Raymond Tecotzky
Market Manager, Informatics Ecosystem
Illumina, Inc.

Title:  Progress Report: From Sample to Answer - Sequencing in the Cloud Era with the Illumina BaseSpace®Bioinformatics Platform

Presentation details - Click here
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12th 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 $110 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 2014 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 14.


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12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

REGISTER

Updated Dec 3, 2014


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

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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 14, 2014
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

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 2014. 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 15, 2014

On-site registration will be available beginning Wednesday December 10, 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 11, Lunch:
    Menu:
    • Meat – Roasted turkey on whole wheat baguette with avocado, lettuce, tomato and tarragon aioli; chips; cookie; drink
    • Vegetarian – Grilled seasonal vegetables on whole wheat baguette with sprouts, and hummus spread; pretzels; cookie; drink
  • Day 2 - Friday, December 12, Lunch:
    Menu:
    • Meat - Grilled Chicken on a Croissant with roasted green chili, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato and red Chili Aiolie; Pretzels; brownie and drink
    • Vegetarian - Whole wheat Tortilla with roasted green chili, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pean tendrils, red chili aioli; chips; brownie; drink

$20 each
Banquet Tickets (each)
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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 -

NEW THIS YEAR:  Multiple day tickets are no longer available.  Only 1-day tickets will be available at a discounted group rate:

1-day ticket - $70.00 each (special Rocky group rate)

It is best to purchase in advance to take advantage of the discounted group rates.  Tickets can be purchased directly from a Snowmass or Aspen ski ticket desk on-site for $124.00 per day or $88.00 for ½ day tickets (1/2 day starts at noon)
Ski Lessons and Rentals - Click here for discounted ski rental packages available for Rocky 2014 Attendee.
NEW THIS YEAR:   Group Hike – No Charge – Friday at 12:05pm
If you are interested in participating in a Hike during the Friday Lunch Break, please sign up on the registration form or you may also see Suzi Smith on-site at the registration desk to sign up

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 14, 2014 will receive a 50% refund.

No refund of fees will be made on or after November 14, 2014.

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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12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

CONFERENCE HOTEL

Updated May 21, 2014


Viceroy HotelROCKY 2014 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.


MAPS


RESERVATIONS

On-line reservations - Click Here
GROUP CODE: Rocky2014

Telephone Reservations: 1 877 235 7577 or +1 970 923 8000
GROUP CODE: Rocky2014

Group Room Rates: Single/Double occupancy $110.00 per night, (limited double rooms available, book early). 2-bedroom suite $210.00.  Roll away beds are available upon request.

The Rocky discounted group rates are available 12/6/2014 – 12/16/2014.

Taxes: The hotel rates will be subject to all state, county and city taxes in effect at the time of the Rocky 2014 meeting. State tax is currently 12.8% and is subject to change.

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.

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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12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

POSTER SESSION

Schedule and locations are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

POSTER SESSION HOURS
Posters will only be available for viewing Friday. The Poster Session with authors present will be on Friday evening (see schedule below).

Poster Presenters must be available for presentation during the scheduled poster session.

POSTER NUMBER ASSIGNMENTS
Posters have been assigned a number.  There will also be lists at the conference. Please put your poster on the poster board corresponding to the number assigned:

POSTER SIZE
The poster board dimensions are 4 feet high x 4 feet wide. Tacks will be provided for securing your poster to the board.


Schedule:

DAY/DATE TIME ACTIVITY/LOCATION
Thursday:
December 11, 2014
04:00 pm – 06:00 pm SET UP POSTERS
(Maximum size 4 feet high
x 4 feet wide)
Viceroy Hotel – Ballroom 3 & 4
Friday:
December 12, 2014
09:00 am – 12:00 pm SET UP POSTERS
(Maximum size 4 feet high
x 4 feet wide)
Viceroy Hotel – Ballroom 3 & 4
Friday:
December 12, 2014
12:00 pm – 06:00 pm POSTER VIEWING
(no authors present)
Viceroy Hotel – Ballroom 3 & 4
Friday:
December 12, 2014
06:00 pm - 08:00 pm POSTER SESSION
(author present)
Viceroy Hotel – Ballroom 3 & 4

Authors please remove posters from boards at end of this session


FURTHER QUESTIONS

Rocky Conference Coordinator
Stephanie Hagstrom
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+1 352-665-1763


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12th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Updated Dec 1, 2014


Go directly to: [Friday - December 12] [Saturday - December 13]

WEDNESDAY – December 10, 2014
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
04:00 pm 06:00 pm Registration

THURSDAY – December 11, 2014
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LOCATION: Ballroom
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
08:00 am 09:00 am Breakfast
08:00 am 06:00 pm Registration
09:00 am 09:45 am Keynote 1
JILL MESIROV
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Integrative Computational Approaches for Genomic Medicine
09:45 am 10:25 am Oral Presentations 1 - 4
10:25 am 10:45 am Break
10:45 am 11:15 am Keynote 2
JOANNA RODER
Biodesix, Inc.

Deep Learning, "Deep Data", and Molecular Diagnostics
11:15 am 11:55 am Oral Presentations 5 - 8
11:55 am 04:00 pm Ski Break
04:00 pm 04:30 pm Keynote 3
ELMAR A. PRUESSE
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
AND University of Colorado Denver

Tackling the rRNA Big-data Problem with ARB and SILVA
04:30 pm 05:10 pm Oral Presentations 9 - 12
05:10 pm 05:30 pm Break
05:30 pm 06:00 pm Keynote 4
ROBERT KIRK DELISLE
SomaLogic, Inc.

SOMAscan™– Based Prediction of Early Kidney Function Decline
06:00 pm 06:30 pm Oral Presentations 13 - 15
07:00 pm 10:00 pm Banquet, Thursday
December 11, 2014

Location: Il Poggio Restaurant
Snowmass Village
(Transportation provided from Viceroy Hotel Lobby beginning at 6:45pm)

FRIDAY – December 12, 2014
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LOCATION: Ballroom
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
08:00 am 09:00 am Breakfast
08:00 am 05:30 pm Registration
09:00 am 09:45 am Keynote 5
DONNA K. SLONIM
Tufts University

Human Developmental Bioinformatics: A Case Study in Overcoming Data Limitations
09:45 am 10:25 am Oral Presentations 16 - 19
10:25 am 10:45 am Break
10:45 am 11:00 am Technical Talk
RAYMOND TECOTZKY
Illumina, Inc.

Progress Report: From Sample to Answer - Sequencing in the Cloud Era with the Illumina BaseSpace®Bioinformatics Platform
11:00 am 11:50 am Oral Presentations 20 - 24
11:50 am 04:00 pm -->Ski Break

-->
Group Hike
(see Suzi at Registration Desk)
04:00 pm 05:00 pm Keynote 6
KIRK JORDAN
IBM T.J. Watson Research

Experience in Improving de novo Transcriptome Assembly to Address Large Data Sets

and

FRANK LEE
I
BM Technical & Platform Computing Worldwide

Tackling Big Data Challenges of Genomics by PowerGene
05:00 pm 06:00 pm Oral Presentations 25 - 30
06:00 pm 08:00 pm Poster Session
-->Information for presenters
-->Detailed Poster Abstracts
-->Brief Poster List

SATURDAY – December 13, 2014
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LOCATION: Ballroom
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
08:00 am 09:00 am Breakfast
08:00 am 11:30 am Registration
09:00 am 09:30 am Keynote 7
KEVIN M. LIVINGSTON
University of Colorado


Complex Querying Across Multiple Data Sources Using a Common Biological Model
09:30 am 10:20 am Oral Presentations 31- 35
10:20 am 10:40 am Break
10:40 am 11:20 am Oral Presentations 36 - 39
11:20 am 12:00 pm Keynote 8
JUDITH BLAKE

The Jackson Laboratory


Glycolysis Pathways in the Gene Ontology: All Roads Lead to Pyruvate
12:00 pm   Closing

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