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Bioinformatics symposium will focus on big data challenges in life sciences

The Institute of Bioinformatics Symposium “Big Data Challenges in Life Sciences” will be held Oct. 12 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center.

The daylong symposium will bring together leading researchers and entrepreneurs in big data biology, biomedicine and bioinformatics. It also will facilitate interactions and research collaborations between big data researchers from diverse disciplines including, but not limited to, engineering, computer science, business, geography and information technology.

Symposium speakers include Philip E. Bourne, associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health; Gregory Cooper, a professor of biomedical informatics and computational biology at the University of Pittsburgh; Mark Craven, a professor of biostatistics and medical informatics at the University of Wisconsin; Art Edison, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Institute of Bioinformatics faculty member and a professor of genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; ­Jessica Kissinger, a professor of genetics and director of UGA’s Institute of Bioinformatics; and Peipei Ping, a professor of physiology and medicine and director of the NHLBI Proteomics Center at UCLA.

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