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Track & Abstract Chairs

3D-SIG: Structural Bioinformatics and Computational Biophysics

Douglas Pires, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Rafael Najmanovich, University of Montreal, Canada

BIOINFO-CORE

Madelaine Gogol, Stowers Institute, United States
Rodrigo Ortega Polo, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Alberto Riva, University of Florida, United States

Bio-Ontologies

Tiffany Callahan, University of Colorado Denver, United States
Robert Hoehndorf, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia

BOSC: Bioinformatics Open Source Conference

Nomi L. Harris (Chair), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
Karsten Hokamp, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Radhika Khetani, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, United States
Hervé Ménager, Institut Pasteur, France

Monica Munoz-Torres, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
Deepak Unni, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Jason Williams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, United States
Peter Cock (ex officio, Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF), United Kingdom

BioVis: Biological Data Visualizations

Jan Byška, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Katarína Furmanová, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Helena Jambor, TU Dresden, Germany
Michael Krone, University of Tübingen, Germany
Aditeya Pandey, Regeneron Genetics Center, United States
Qianwen Wang, Harvard Medical School, United States

CAMDA: Critical Assessment of Massive Data Analysis

Joaquin Dopazo, Fundación Progreso y Salud, Spain
David Kreil, Boku University Vienna, Austria
Paweł P Łabaj, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Jagiellonian University, Poland
Wenzhong Xiao, Harvard Medical School, United States

CompMS: Computational Mass Spectrometry

Wout Bittremieux, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Isabell Bludau, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Lindsay Pino, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Timo Sachsenberg, University of Tübingen, Germany

Education: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Education and Training

Annette McGrath, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Patricia M. Palagi, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Switzerland
Russell Schwartz, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

Equity-focused Research

Ran Blekhman, University of Chicago, United States
Casey Greene, University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, United States

EvolCompGen: Evolution & Comparative Genomics

Dannie Durand, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Nadia El-Mabrouk, University of Montreal, Canada
Wataru Iwasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Janani Ravi, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
Giltae Song, Pusan National University, Korea

Function: Gene and Protein Function Annotation

Dukka KC, Michigan Technological University, United States
Iddo Friedberg, Iowa State University, United States
Kimberly Reynolds, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
Mark Wass, University of Kent, United Kingdom

HiTSeq: High Throughput Sequencing Algorithms & Applications

Can Alkan, Bilkent University,Turkey
Christina Boucher, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
Ana Conesa, Spanish National Research Council, Spain; and University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
Francisco M. De La Vega, Stanford University; and Tempus Genomics, United States
Dirk Evers, Dr. Dirk Evers Consulting, Germany
Kjong Lehmann, Centre of Medical Technology, Germany

iRNA: Integrative RNA Biology

Yoseph Barash, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Klemens Hertel, UC Irvine, United States
Athma Pai, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
Michelle Scott, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

MLCSB: Machine Learning in Computational and Systems Biology

Su-In Lee, University of Washington, United States
Oznur Tastan, Sabanci University, Turkey

Microbiome

Alice McHardy, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany
Alexander Sczyrba, Bielefeld University, Germany
Zhong Wang, Joint Genome Institute, United States

NetBio: Network Biology

Martina (Tina) Kutmon, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Tijana Milenkovic, University of Notre Dame, United States
Marinka Zitnik,  Harvard University, United States

RegSys: Regulatory and Systems Genomics

Shaun Mahony, Penn State University, United States
Anthony Mathelier, University of Oslo, Norway
Alejandra Medina-Rivera, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Lonnie Welch (Ex Officio), Ohio University, United States

SysMod: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems

Shaimaa Bakr, Stanford University, United States
Matteo Barberis, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Chiara Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Reihaneh Mostolizadeh, University of Tübingen, Germany
Bhanwar Puniya, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Meghna Verma, AstraZeneca, United States

Text Mining

Cecilia Arighi, University of Delaware, United States
Lars Juhl Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Robert Leaman, NCBI/NLM/NIH, United States
Zhiyong Lu, NCBI/NLM/NIH, United States

TransMed: Translational Medicine Informatics & Applications

Sanne Abeln, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Irina Balaur, University of Luxembourg
Heba Sailem, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Venkata Satagopam, University of Luxembourg
Maria Secrier, University College London, United Kingdom

VarI: Variant Interpretation

Emidio Capriotti, University of Bologna, Italy
Hannah Carter, University of California, San Diego, United States
Antonio Rausell, Imagine Institute for Genetic Diseases, France

General Computational Biology

Xin Gao, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Sara Mostafavi, University of Washington, United States

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