Summer 2022

Computational Innovation and Data-Driven Biology

Jul. 5Aug. 5, 2022

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 — to discuss key challenges and collaborate on approaches for their solution.

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

In addition to activities throughout the program, two four-day conferences will bring together a broader group of researchers for a shorter period. The two conferences will aim to attract both computational and applied scientists in bioinformatics. In this way, each conference 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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Steven Brenner (UCB; co-chair), Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University; co-chair), Haiyan Huang (UC Berkeley), Hanah Margalit (Hebrew University), Adi Stern (Tel Aviv University), Olga Troyanskaya (Princeton University), Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics)

Long-Term Participants (including Organizers):

Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto), Gil Ast (Tel-Aviv University), Steven Brenner (UCB; co-chair), Roderic Guigó (CRG - Center for Genomic Regulation), Haiyan Huang (UC Berkeley), Jian Ma (Carnegie Mellon University), Lior Pachter (California Institute of Technology), Shyam Prabhakar (Genome Institute), Natasa Przulj (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), Julia Salzman (Stanford University), Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University; co-chair), Roded Sharan (Tel-Aviv University), Meromit Singer (Harvard University), Martin Vingron (Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics), Tandy Warnow (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), Zhiping Weng (University of Massachusetts)

Visiting Graduate Students and Postdocs:

Tina Bakolitsa (UC Berkeley), Roni Brudno (Tel-Aviv University), Dan Coster (Tel Aviv University), Ofir Hameiri (Tel-Aviv University), Zhiqang Hu (UC Berkeley), Yu-Jen (Jennifer) Lin (UC Berkeley), Vasilis Ntasis (Center for Genomic Regulation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Henry Pratt (University of Massachusetts), Lianrong Pu (Tel Aviv University), Luna Tammer (Tel Aviv University)


Jul. 5Jul. 8, 2022


Nadav Ahituv (UCSF; co-chair), Roded Sharan (Tel Aviv University; co-chair), Steven Brenner (UC Berkeley & UCSF), Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University), Yun S. Song (UC Berkeley), Olga Troyanskaya (Princeton University)
Jul. 18Jul. 21, 2022


Roderic Guigó (Center for Genomic Regulation; chair), Steven Brenner (UC Berkeley & UCSF), Sandrine Dudoit (UC Berkeley), Tal Pupko (Tel Aviv University), Ron Shamir (Tel Aviv University)

If you are interested in joining this program, please see the Participate page.