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GLBIO 2013 Early Bird Registration Deadline

Dear ISCB Members, Colleagues, and Past GLBIO Attendees:

The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference is quickly approaching and NEW sessions have been added to the schedule (see below). Your participation is encouraged!

Early registration pricing is available through Wednesday, April 24th at:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-registration

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The Program Schedule for the GLBIO 2013 Conference is now posted:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-full-agenda.

The hotel reservation deadline is April 23, 2013. To obtain the conference rate of $141/night plus tax, reservations can be made following the links on the "Accommodations" page:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013-general-info/glbio2013-accommodations.

NEW IN 2013, THE GLBIO CAREER FAIR!  Connecting employers with job seekers in computational biology and bioinformatics. Learn more about the Career Fair:  www.iscb.org/glbio2013

An Education Session is being offered on Wednesday, May 15. Educating Biologists and Bioinformatics Professionals for the Future - Are We Getting It Right?  Panel Co-Chairs: Guenter Tusch, Grand Valley State U, and Sarah Elgin, Washington U in St. Louis. www.iscb.org/glbio2013-program/glbio2013-educ

"Birds of a Feather":  GLBIO 2013 will offer a number of 'spontaneous' open meetings for participants to meet and talk about topics of mutual interest. The "Birds-of-a-Feather" (BoF) meetings offer an opportunity for colleague interaction in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to submit a topic for discussion to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to recruit as many (or as few) interested participants as desired by the topic leader. Additional details will be provided prior to the Conference.

A Group Hike is planned for Monday, May 13th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm through beautiful Schenley Park www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley. Hikers will meet at the Registration Desk at the GLBIO Conference and additional details will be provided.

This year's keynote presenters exemplify the diversity of the field within this region: Ivet Bahar of University of Pittsburgh; Ziv Bar-Joseph of Carnegie Mellon University (and recipient of the 2012 ISCB Overton Prize); Jing Li of Case Western Reserve University; and Isidore Rigoutsos of Thomas Jefferson University.

Tutorial topics and presenters will include:  Spatial Rule-based Modeling of Cellular Biochemistry with MCell/BioNetGen/CellBlender presented by James Faeder (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Exploring and Enabling Biomedical Data Analysis with Galaxy presented by Anton Nekrutenko (Penn State University) and Machine Learning in Biology presented by Seyoung Kim and Eric Xing (Carnegie Mellon University).

We look forward to your participation! Please help spread the word by sharing this information with your colleagues and collaborators.


Bruce Aronow, Elodie Ghedin, and Russell Schwartz

GLBIO 2013 Conference Chairs