February 8, 2016
The “4th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics” will be held on April 1-2, 2016 at the Xavier Convocation Center Annex Building, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans. The conference is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN), the LSU-Tulane Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR), LSU Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). The conference aims to expose Louisiana to the cutting edge of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Research and Applications while also providing a platform for exchange of information and technical knowledge among Louisiana-based scientists involved in different aspects of computational biology & bioinformatics.
The Conference program includes four Keynote speakers highlighting each of four thematic sessions identified by the Scientific Committee. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange practical information and facilitate future collaborations among attendees. Registration open Monday January 11th, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission for Oral and Poster presentations is Monday February 23rd, 2016. Participants are encouraged to register early for the conference, since there is limited seating capacity.
You are invited to submit abstracts for Oral Presentation / Poster sessions at the conference. The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and make recommendations for Oral or Poster Presentations. Selected abstracts will be included in the printed program. Thematic areas include but are not limited to: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Modeling, Proteomics, Drug discovery & Medicinal Chemistry, Functional genomics, Next-Gen Sequencing Informatics, Data Mining and Visualization, Genome Wide Association Studies, Clinical Genomics, Collaborations & Open Access Innovations, Cancer Informatics, Plant Genomics, Comparative Genomics, Evolutionary Genomics & Phylogenetics, Metagenomics, etc.
This year the four sessions will be kicked off by the following speakers:
1) Dr. Jens Meiler from Vanderbilt University (Computational Chemical and Structural Biology)
2) Dr. Thomas Knudsen from NCCT, EPA and (Developmental Toxicology and Virtual Embryo Project)
3) Rich LeDuc from Northwestern University (Computational Proteomics and Top-Down Proteomics)
4) Speaker to TBA (Cancer Genomics/Genomics of Infectious diseases)
We look forward to your participation in this effort to expand our horizons in the field of computational biology & bioinformatics.
Please contact Dr. Ramesh Subramanian (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. E William Wischusen (email@example.com) if you need any other information.
Thomas R Klei, LBRN,
Boyd Professor, Parasitology and Veterinary Science
School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
K. Gus Kousoulas
Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development(STEM) LSU
Director, LSU-Tulane NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research
J. (Ram) Ramanujam
Director, Center for Computation and Technology
John E. and Beatrice L. Ritter Distinguished Professor in the Division of ECE
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, LSU
4th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
When: April 1&2, 2016
Venue: Xavier Convocation Center Annex Building,New Orleans.