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ISMB 2020 - Distinguished Keynote Presentations

Elaine Mardis

Elaine Mardis

The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine
Co-Executive Director, The Steve and Cindy Rasmussen Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, United States

Introduced by: Francis Ouellette, Conference Co-chair
Time: Monday, July 13, 9:30 am - 10:30 am (Eastern Daylight Time)
Presentation Title: Computational Analysis in Pediatric Cancer Precision Medicine

ISCB Innovator Award KeynoteXiaole Shirley Liu

Xiaole Shirley Liu

Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
Co-director, Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States

Introduced by: Thomas Lengauer, ISCB President
Time: Tuesday, July 14, 9:30 am - 10:30 am (Eastern Daylight Time)
Presentation Title: Computational modeling of tumor immunity

ISCB Overton Prize KeynoteJian Peng

Jian Peng

College of Medicine (by courtesy), Institute of Genomic Biology (affiliate)
Cancer Center at Illinois (affiliate), National Center of Supercomputing and Applications (affiliate)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
United States

Introduced by: Shoshana Wodak, Conference Co-chair
Time: Wednesday, July 15, 9:30 am - 10:30 am  (Eastern Daylight Time)
Presentation Title: Machine learning for structural and functional genomics

Laxmi Parida

IBM Fellow, Master Inventor
Computational Genomics
Academy of Technology & Mathematical Sciences Council
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
New York, United States

Introduced by: David Sankoff, Honorary Conference Chair
Time: Thursday, July 16, 9:30 am - 10:30 am  (Eastern Daylight Time)
Presentation Title: Combinatorics, Statistics and Topology enabling Genomics

ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award KeynoteSteven Salzberg

Steven L. Salzberg

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics Director;
Center for Computational Biology McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine;
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, United States

Introduced by: Ron Shamir, ISCB Awards Committee Chair
Time: Thursday, July 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  (Eastern Daylight Time)
Presentation Title: Bioinformatics and genomics: a virtuous cycle driven by technology