Programs
Summer 2020

Computational Innovation and Data Driven Biology

Jul. 6Aug. 5, 2020

The rapid growth of biological and medical data offers challenges and opportunities. It can lead to faster discoveries and deeper understanding of biological systems and disease, but it requires novel advanced algorithms, statistics and mathematics to make sense of the data. The goal of this summer program is to bring together researchers in bioinformatics, both computational method developers and experimentalists, in order to discuss key challenges and collaborate on approaches for their solution.

The five-week summer program is part of the Koret-UC Berkeley-Tel Aviv University (TAU) Initiative in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. The summer program will bring together a broad international community of researchers, including Berkeley and TAU researchers.

In addition to ongoing activities throughout the program, there will be two 4-day workshops, bringing together a broader group of researchers for a shorter period. The two workshops will aim to attract both computational and applied scientists in bioinformatics. In this way, each will have both a theoretical and algorithm development component, and a methodological, biotechnology, and data analysis component.

This program is supported in part by the Koret Foundation.

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Organizers: 
Steven Brenner (UC Berkeley, co-chair), Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University, co-chair), Hanah Margalit (Hebrew University), Adi Stern (Tel Aviv University), Olga Troyanskaya (Princeton University), Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute Berlin), Nir Yosef (UC Berkeley)

List of participants (tentative list, including organizers): 
Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto), Gil Ast (Tel Aviv University), Judith Berman (Tel Aviv University), Elhanan Borenstein (Tel Aviv University), Desmond Higgins (University College Dublin), Chung Chao Hon (Riken Japan), Rachel Karchin (Johns Hopkins University), Martin Kupiec (Tel Aviv University), Hanah Margalit (Hebrew University Jerusalem), Cedric Notrdame (CRG Barcelona), Lior Pachter (CalTech), Shyam Parbkahar (A* Star Genome Institute Singapore), Tal Pupko (Tel Aviv University), Sharan Roded (Tel Aviv University), Guigo Roderic (CRG Barcelona), Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University), Meromit Singer (Harvard University), Alfonso Valencia (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute Berlin), Tandy Warnow (University of Illinois), Zhiping Weng (Umass Medical School)

Those interested in participating in this program should send email to the organizers bio2020 [at] lists [dot] simons [dot] berkeley [dot] edu (at this address).