Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in the era of BigDATA

Thursday, June 6, 2013
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
UB Center for the Arts
UB Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences

This inaugural symposium organized by the new Genetics, Genomic, and Bioinformatics graduate program will bring together faculty from across the University and include short-talks from faculty in the Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science and Engineering, Philosophy, and Pharmacology and Toxicology departments. The goal of this event is to bring UB faculty from computational and biological disciplines together to nurture interdisciplinary projects.

The symposium is free to UB students and faculty, but requires registration by emailing Greg Korosec at Please register by June 3rd to ensure an accurate count for lunch.

Speakers include:
Victor Albert (Empire Innovation Professor Department of Biological Sciences)
Michael Buck (Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry)
Vipin Chaudhary (Professor Department of Computer Science and Engineering)
Peter Elkin (Professor and Chair Department of Biomedical Informatics)
Marc Halfon (Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry)
Tao Liu (Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry)
Norma Nowak (Professor and Director of Science and Technology COE in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences)
Fraser Sim (Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology)
Barry Smith (Distinguished Professor and Director of National Center for Ontological Research)
Jinhui Xu (Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering)
Aidong Zhang (Distinguished Professor and Chair Computer Science and Engineering)
Qianqian Zhu (Research Assistant Professor Department of Biostatistics)

For more information, contact:

Michael Buck
Phone: 881-7569