TEXBIOS

Overview

Formed in September 2011, the Texas Bioinformatics Society (TexBIOS) is the MCBIOS central Texas chapter of MCBIOS.

Mission

Its mission is to facilitate the collaboration and networking of scientists working in computational biology and bioinformatics in College Station, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

Meetings

TeXBIOS meets weekly for informal socials and promotes lectures and symposia throughout the year.

Schedule

Its 2011-2012 schedule includes “Foundations of Translational Genomics,” a series of lectures by Edward R. Dougherty (http://gsp.tamu.edu/lectures).

Membership

Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in computational biology and bioinformatics.

Founders

  • Joshua Yuan
    assistant professor, plant pathology and microbiology, Texas A&M University
  • Ivan Ivanov (Chairman)
    clinical assistant professor, veterinary physiology and pharmacology, Texas A&M University
  • Charles Johnson (Vice-chairman)
    director, AgriLIFE Genomics and Bioinformatics, Texas A&M University
  • Ulisses Braga-Neto
    assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Edward Dougherty
    professor, electrical and computer engineering, Texas A&M University; director, Computational Biology Division, Translational Genomics Research Institute; adjunct professor, computational biology and bioinformatics, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Scott Schwartz
    bioinformatics analyst, AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Center, Texas A&M University
  • Noushin Ghaffar, Ph.D.
    candidate, electrical and computer engineering and AgriLIFE Genomics and Bioinformatics Center, Texas A&M University