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Birds of a Feather (BoF) - ISMB/ECCB 2017

 

BoF A1: The Computational Biology Education (CoBE) COSI BOF
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizers:

Fran Lewitter, Whitehead Institute (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Teresa Attwood, University of Manchester
Lonnie Welch, Ohio University

Presentation Overview:

A major goal of CoBE is to foster a collaborative community in which bioscientists can share bioinformatics education/training resources and experiences. Thus, we invite you to join us for an interactive discussion with the ISCB education committee, GOBLET and others to kickstart this community. Please come with your ideas.


BoF A2: JPI Career Development: "On Leadership and Management"
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

In this roundtable discussion, group leaders (established and new) will provide guidance on how to lead your team effectively, manage your people and your time to maximize productivity and quality of life.

Panelists:
Larry Hunter, PhD. Director Computational Bioscience Program. Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Computer Science. University of Colorado.
Janet Kelso, PhD. Group leader of the Minerva Research Group for Bioinformatics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nils Gehlenborg, PhD. Assistant Professor. Department of Biomedical Informatics. Harvard Medical School.


BoF A3: ERC funding schemes
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Konstantina Topouridou, European Research Council Executive Agency (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

Presenting ERC funding schemes. There will be a panel discussion with ERC grantees.


BoF A4: Promoting gender diversity in Bioinformatics
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Malvika Sharan, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

One of the major concerns in scientific fields is the lack of gender diversity. In this BoF, using the format of unseminars (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003905), I would like to discuss various causes, challenges and possible solutions to combat this problem. Furthermore, I aim to increase awareness among the bioinformatics community on this issue.


BoF A5: Diagnostic relevance of transcriptome sequencing for rare Mendelian diseases
Saturday, July 22 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Numrah Fadra, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Presentation Overview:

Development of computational techniques using a combination of advanced bioinformatics approaches as well as machine learning models is extremely important for achieving maximum diagnostic value for rare Mendelian diseases. I would like to discuss the approaches used worldwide clinically to address the problem of understanding the genetic foundations of rare genetic disorders.


BoF B1: JPI Career Development: "Becoming a Leader in the Open Data Movement"
Monday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Lucia Peixoto, Washington State University (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Presentation Overview:

ISCB has long been a supporter of open data practices . Young investigators have a unique chance to propagate them. In this roundtable experienced leaders in the open data movement will share their advice on how to advance in your career while simultaneously sharing your work and data openly.

Panelists:
Philip E. Bourne, Director of the Data Science Institute, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Casey Greene, Assistant professor in the Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Michael Markie, F100 Research


BoF B2: How to build your scientific network as an early career researcher.
Monday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Farzana Rahman, ISCB Student Council
Dan DeBlasio, ISCB Student Council (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Diane E Kovats, ISCB

Presentation Overview:

A session dedicated to addressing career-related needs and questions of young researchers in the area of computational biology. We will host inspiring talks and opinions from experts and lively discussions with the audience on career guidance, tips and skills. The ISCB Student Council and ISCB's Industry Advisory Council welcomes all curious minds to the event.

BoF B3: Cytoscape Community Meeting: Latest updates and Roadmap
Monday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Barry Demchak
University of California at San Diego

Presentation 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 B4: What can the Galaxy Project do for you?
Monday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)
Organizer:

Martin Čech
Galaxy Team, Penn State University

Presentation Overview:

Our activities reach far and wide and as such can be a bit overwhelming. We oversee deployments range in size from single user instances to large public servers serving tens of thousands of researchers. Thousands of tools are available and hundreds of tool developers make tools accessible to a bigger audience. Our setups can achieve unprecedented levels of reproducibility and we can connect to various clusters.

Share your challenges and let's discuss what the Galaxy Project can do for you.