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Birds of a Feather


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Schedule subject to change
Saturday, July 7th
12:45 PM-1:45 PM
On Leadership and Management: focus on mentorship
Room: Columbus CD
  • Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, United States

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In this Career Development session we will discuss what it means to be a good mentor and how it influences the success of an independent research group.

Trey Ideker, University of California San Diego, United States
Casey Green, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, United States
Terry Gaasterland, University of California San Diego, United States

Informatics for Precision Medicine
Room: Columbus GH
  • Jake Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Informatics Institute, United States

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What are the various roles Informatics can play in precision medicine? Among all the roles, what are current successful areas so far? What the most critical technologies that still need to be developed? How should we prepare for the upcoming challenges?

ISCB Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force Update and Breakout Sessions
Room: Columbus KL
  • Madelaine Gogol, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
  • Kieran O'Neill, The University of British Columbia, BC Cancer, Canada
  • Aurora Blucher, Oregon Health and Science University, United States

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The ISCB Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force will provide a brief update on current efforts and hold breakout sessions to brainstorm solutions and solicit feedback for priority action items such as EDI workshops at ISMB and conference childcare.

Cytoscape Community Meeting: Latest updates and Roadmap
Room: Columbus IJ
  • Barry Demchak, University of California at San Diego , United States

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The Cytoscape Consortium will be hosting an open public meeting for the community of users, app developers and scripters to learn about the latest features and to engage with core developers and roadmap for the future. If you are new to Cytoscape or a long-time power user, you are welcome to join.

Monday, July 9th
12:45 PM-1:45 PM
JPI Career Development: Funding opportunities for Early Career Researchers
Room: Grand Ballroom B
  • Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, United States

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Establishing independently funded lines of research is top priority for Young Principal Investigators. Join Program officers of NIH and NSF to find out more about funding opportunities relevant to the Computational Biology community, with an emphasis on Early Career Investigators

Jennifer Walsh Weller,PhD National Science Foundation, United States
Xujing Wang, PhD NIH/NIDDK, United States
Haluk Resat, PhD NIH/NIGMS, United States

Critical assessment communities
Room: Columbus KL

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Community assessment has emerged as an effective framework to evaluate and develop methodologies, especially experiments in which participants are challenged to deduce biological problems such as determining the phenotypic consequences of genomic variation, protein structure, and system perturbations. This BoF represents a unique and unprecedented gathering of a diverse range of critical assessment organizations.