Upcoming: 4th Student/Postdoc Poster Day in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

The Ottawa Institute of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics announces its 4th Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics Student/Postdoc Poster Day. I hope many of you may remember the Computational Biology Poster Days in the last three years, which were a big success. The 4th Poster Day is scheduled for Tuesday January 13th, 2015. The poster session will take place at the Atrium in the Roger Guindon Hall (RGN) at the U. Ottawa Faculty of Medicine between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. (Precise schedule TBA.) We also reserved RGN 2149 auditorium for a keynote lecture and discussions.

We are happy to announce that this year event is sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine, as well as by our last years’ sponsors: The Fund for Interdisciplinary Initiatives from the U. Ottawa Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost and Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology. Hence we are able again to offer cash prizes to the Poster Day winners this year, on the same level as in the last years: $1000 for the best poster, $500 for the second and $250 for the third. Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support!

We are happy to have Dr. Lincoln Stein, Director of the Informatics and Bio-computing Program and Senior Principal Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, and Professor at the Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto as our keynote speaker this year. The title and abstract of his lecture along with a brief biosketch are here attached. The lecture is scheduled for 3-4pm of the January 13th at the room 2149. Please let me know if you would like to meet the speaker - there may be few time slots available.

We invite all students and postdocs with relevant research interests to present their work. We would like to invite participants from all around Ottawa, including different departments in the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, OHRI, Ottawa Hospitals, NRC and other Government agencies, etc. Anyone with relevant interests (either those who work in this research area or whose work is related to it) is welcome! Please forward this announcement to everybody who might be interested but not on this mailing list.

Those who would like to present the posters, please RSVP to me (e-mail iioschik@uottawa.ca) by December 17th, with a title and abstract for your presentation and the names and affiliations of all coauthors. Those who would like to attend as visitors are asked to RSVP as well. (Your registration is guarantee of your lunch.)