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Birds of a Feather (BoF) - ISMB 2018

BoF A1: On Leadership and Management: focus on mentorship

Room: TBA Saturday July 7 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Leader: Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, United States

Overview

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.

Panel

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


BoF A2: Informatics for Precision Medicine

Room: TBA Saturday July 7 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Leader: Jake Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Overview

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?


BoF A3: ISCB Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force Update and Breakout Sessions

Room: TBA Saturday July 7 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Leader: Madelaine Gogol, Kieran O'Neill, Aurora Blucher

Overview

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.

Co-Leaders:
Madelaine Gogol, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kieran O'Neill, University of British Columbia / BC Cancer
Aurora Blucher, Oregon Health & Science University


BoF A4: Cytoscape Community Meeting: Latest updates and Roadmap

Room: TBA Saturday July 7 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Leader: Barry Demchak, University of California at San Diego

Overview

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.


BoF B1: JPI Career Development: Funding opportunities for Early Career Researchers

Room: TBA Monday, July 9 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Leader: Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University, United States

Overview

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

Panelists:

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


BoF B2: Critical assessment communities

Room: TBA Monday, July 9 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Leader: Steven E Brenner, UC Berkeley, United States

Overview

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.