MCBIOS 2018 Conference Schedule


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Workshops

Workshop 1: Jmp Genomics (Wenjun Bao, Jmp Life Sciences)

Workshop 2: Carrer Development Workshop for Young Scientist (Inimary Toby, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center)

Workshop 3: No-Boundry Thinking Bioinformatics Research workshop (Steven Jennings, Ph.D., UALR)

Workshop 4: Next-Generation Sequencing using Galaxy (Binsheng Gong, Ph.D., FDA/NCTR)


Breakout Session

Session - 1: Plant Omics I
Session Organizer: Sorina C. Popescu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Session Featured Speaker
A pathway-based method to interpret GWAS results
Marilyn Warburton, Ph.D., United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Services, MS

Session - 2: Next Generation Tools for Environment and Health research
Session Chair - Natalia Reyero, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Session Featured Speaker
Next Generation Tools for Environmental Research
Natalia Reyero, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Session - 3: Drug Discovery and Precision Medicine
Session Chair - Robert J. Doerksen, Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Session Featured Speaker
Protein structure-based virtual screening: deep learning for precision medicine
Robert J. Doerksen, Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Session - 4: Plant Omics II
Session Organizer: Sorina C. Popescu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Session Featured Speaker
Focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy for three-dimensional modelling of cellular ultrastructure
Tessa Burch-Smith, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Session - 5: Transcriptomics and Genome Sequencing
Session Chair - Brian Counterman, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Session Featured Speaker
Patternize: an R package for color pattern variation
Brian Counterman, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Session - 6: Big Data and Risk Assessment
Session Chair – Minjun Chen, Ph.D., National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA, NCTR
Session Featured Speaker
Systems Biology and Big Data: Little Mitochondria as a Big Example
William Mattes, Ph.D., National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA, NCTR

Session - 7: Genomics and Proteomics Application
Session Chair - Zhichao Liu, Ph.D., National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA, NCTR
Session Featured Speaker
Complete genome sequence of Pythium brassicum P1, an oomycete root pathogen: insights into its host specificity to brassicaceae
Rakesh Kaundal, Ph.D., Utah State University, Logan, UT

Session – 8: Genomics and Infectious Disease
Session Chair – Stephen Pruett, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Session Featured Speaker
Machine Learning Analysis of the Relationship between Changes in Immunological Parameters and Changes in Resistance to Listeria Monocytogenes: A New Approach for Risk Assessment and Systems Immunology
Stephen Pruett, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Session – 9: NCTR Group Projects
Session Co-Chairs –
Shraddha Thakkar, Ph.D., National Center for Toxicological Research, US FDA, NCTR
William Sanders, Ph.D., IT Research Cyberinfrastructure, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME