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.


Long-Term Participants (including Organizers)

Jian Ma (Carnegie Mellon University)
Tandy Warnow (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)

Visiting Graduate Students and Postdocs

Vasilis Ntasis (Center for Genomic Regulation, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)