BCB Symposium - March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00am
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The BCBGSO will be hosting our 3rd annual BCB Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017.

The symposium on March 31st will feature several speakers, a poster session highlighting graduate and undergraduate student research, and will also include time for speakers to interact with students. In addition to sharing their research, speakers are invited to discuss their journey to their current position and offer advice to current students who would like to pursue a career in academia.

At this time, confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Stephen Atschul (Senior Investigator, Computational Biology Branch, NCBI): Dr. Atschul is widely known for the development of the BLAST and multiple sequence alignment algorithms that are integral to analyses of nucleotide and protein sequences.  Current work is focused on development of robust and accurate multiple protein sequence alignment methods.

Dr. Zhiping Weng (Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School): Dr. Weng’s research is focused on bioinformatics and computational genomics, specifically gene regulation, small silencing RNAs and protein docking and the development of computational methods to study these mechanisms.

At this time, sponsors include the Office of Biotechnology, the BCB Graduate Program, the College of Agriculture and Life Science, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.