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Conference Announcement:
“Enhancing the STEM Pipeline through Bioinformatics and Genomics”
 When: Friday, June 22, 2018
 Where: University at Buffalo (North Campus)
 Location: Natural Sciences Complex (2nd floor) 
 Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
 Cost: $20
  Breakfast and Lunch will be serve

Goal:  To enhance the SUNY Bioinformatics/Genomics Pipeline through the development of interprofessional and community based partnerships and collaborations

Target Audience: SUNY and non-SUNY faculty in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences, as well as Science Educators (Education Majors) with an active role or interest in Bioinformatics/Genomics course development

The conference will also involve NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences faculty, members of the New York State Area Health Education Center System, as well as community partners in the health care and life science fields who are interested in Bioinformatics/Genomics workforce development.

This conference will facilitate and encourage the collaboration of SUNY and non-SUNY colleagues from different fields, and allow for the exchange of ideas about bioinformatics curricula and activities across disciplinary boundaries. Bioinformatics has only recently been integrated into undergraduate teaching and learning programs, and there have been limited opportunities to discuss learning approaches and curricular innovations within bioinformatics/genomics. As such, this conference will bring faculty members and partners together within the fields of bioinformatics and genomics and provide participants with an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Keynote Speakers:
We have chosen two Speakers who have demonstrated the ability to motivate and inspire others in the field of Bioinformatics/Genomics. Our morning Keynote speaker will be Dr. Brad Goodner who will talk about “So Many Genomes, But We Need More Eyes and Minds to Make Sense of Them.” Our afternoon Keynote speaker will be with Dr. Norma Nowak who will talk about “Realizing the Impossible Dream – Innovations in Genomics.”

Request for Poster Submissions:
The poster session will provide participants and attendees with an opportunity to interact with other students, faculty members, community partners, and teachers in their field of interest. We will also include small interactive demonstrations during this session that will provide participants with the opportunities to demonstrate curricular tools that they utilize within their courses.  We are particularly interested in learning about approaches that allow students to work with real scientific data and tools, and to make connections between what they are studying and the problems their families and communities are facing. Please consider participating in the Poster Session and becoming an integral part of the “Enhancing the STEM Pipeline through Bioinformatics and Genomics” Conference by submitting a Poster Abstract today!

Please contact Anna Gossin with questions:
Phone: 716-816-7239