Summer symposium will facilitate Bioinformatics collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaborations between bioinformatitians/biostatistitians and biology/medical researchers are becoming more important to every aspect of genomic research and are key to ensuring successful grant applications. As a means of establishing a campus-wide mechanism to systematically facilitate and support such collaboration, a half-day symposium titled “Navigating an ocean of ‘Omics data with bioinformatics collaboration” is scheduled for late summer and jointly organized by the Norris Medical Library and Keck School of Medicine Vice Present of Research, Dr. Randy Hall.

The symposium will enable USC researchers to become more familiar with the state of bioinformatics research at USC as well as to identify bioinformatitians/biostatistitians potential collaborators for future research projects. It will feature:

  1. Active bioinformatitians/biostatistitians showcasing their research projects, interests and expertise via short presentations.
  2. Key PIs who have been successfully leading interdisciplinary collaborations will share their experiences and insights.
  3. An informal wine and cheese event following the symposium where potential collaboration partners may meet and explore areas of common interest.

To help the Norris Medical Library Bioinformatics Service Program better understand your specific needs for interdisciplinary collaboration, please complete a short survey.

A formal invitation, the symposium agenda and other information will be emailed to those expressing interest approximately three weeks prior to the event. Please contact the Norris Library Bioinformatics Service Program bioinformatics@belen.usc.edu with questions.

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