DELTA Training

by LBRN | 05 May 2017

Delta Cluster Spectrum Application Center Training

We are happy to announce that the 1st Delta Training Workshop will be held on May 26, 2017 at Digital Media Center (CCT), LSU, Baton Rouge from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The DELTA training workshop will be on use of the “Delta Cluster Spectrum Application Center”. Please see Flyer attached. We are limiting the number of available slots to 15 for the first training session. Account and startup allocation will be provided to all attendees.

*Agenda Updated May 16, 2016.*


15 Slot Capacity Reached, but registration open for Waitlist and future DELTA Training planning. i.e. register if you're interested in future DELTA Training.

Workshop Registration

5th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

by LBRN | 29 Mar 2017

April 7 - 8, 2017

We are happy to announce that the 5th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics will be held on April 7 & 8, 2017 at Xavier University, New Orleans. The conference aims to expose Louisiana to the cutting edge of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Research and Applications while also providing a platform for exchange of information and technical knowledge among Louisiana-based scientists involved in different aspects of computational biology & bioinformatics.

Conference Thematic Sessions are:

–Drug Repurposing, Information, and Forensics
–Health Informatics, Big Data, and Computing
–Genomics and Data Visualization
–Microbiome and Epidemiology
–Virology and Infectious Diseases
–Metabolomics and Proteomics


March 15th, 2017 (Wednessday - Extended) Call for Abstracts Deadline
March 17th, 2017 (Friday) Registration and Hotel

Conference Information

FY 2017 - IDeA Co-funding Initiative

by LBRN | 03 Mar 2017

Deadline Date : April 6, 2016

FY 2017 - IDeA Co-funding Initiative

The IDeA Co-funding Initiative invites R01 and R15 submissions from NIH ICs. The applications must be from institutions in IDeA-eligible states that were deemed meritorious in initial peer review, but are beyond the ICs payline. The NIH ICs that have primary assignment for the applications send their nominations to NIGMS for consideration.

Please be aware that the request for nominations to the FY2017 IDeA Co-funding Initiative has been issued internally to NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs).

The deadline for nominations this year is COB April 6, 2016. The NIGMS/IDeA point of contact for this initiative is Dr. Rashada Alexander, Phone: 301-451-6416, E-mail:

SAVE THE DATES! LA CaTS Workshops and 2017 Translational Science Meeting

by LBRN | 02 Mar 2017

LA CaTS Center Health Literacy Workshop Scheduled for Today (March 2nd 2017, Thursday) is CANCELLED

Please note that the LA CaTS Health Literacy Workshop originally scheduled for March 2nd at Pennington Biomedical was CANCELLED. It is in the process of rescheduling this event and will be sending out more information soon.’

Translational Science 2017 (Association for Clinical and Translational Science [ACTS])

April 19-21, 2017

Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC

Abstract submission deadline: January 13, 2017

more information and registration

LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

by LBRN | 24 Feb 2017

March 29, 2017, LSU Life Sciences Auditorium Room 101 at 5pm-6pm, refreshments to follow.

Sponsored by the LSU College of Science, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Computation & Technology and the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network

Speaker: Dr. Christopher M. Taylor

–Associate Professor - Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology
–Director - Bioinformatics, Biostatistics & Computational Biology Core, Louisiana Biomedical Research Network

–LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Title: Visualization of Changes in the Vaginal Microbiome Over Time

— This is one of several Computational Biology seminars held in the Spring and Fall for Undergraduate students (open to all). For more information on this seminar series go to:

Seminar Information

LBRN 15th Annual Meeting, January 20-21 Talks

by LBRN | 20 Jan 2017

The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) is holding its Annual Research Conference at the Hilton Hotel downtown Baton Rouge Jan. 19th through Jan. 22nd 2017. The conference is open to all LSU faculty, graduate and undergraduate students (except for meals provided only to registered LBRN-affiliated people). As part of the conference, there are three seminars of potential interest to LSU faculty. The flyers for these seminars are attached - click on previews below for full PDF flyer.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:00- 7:00pm

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:30- 1:30pm

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7:00- 9:00pm

Annual Meeting Information

Louisiana Tech's New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series

by LBRN | 30 Nov 2016

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series officially began in the Fall of 2013. Prior to that, a smaller series was organized as a way for faculty and students at Louisiana Tech to meet local researchers. The focus of that first series was on stem cell research and brought in researchers from across the state of Louisiana.

That small series gained a lot of momentum and was so successfu that several groups on campus expressed an interest in supporting a larger series with the goal of brining in nationally recognized researchers to the University. These scientists come to share their work with Tech faculty, students, and the community, establish relationships and collaborations with researchers on campus, and learn about the research and academic programs going on at Louisiana Tech.

The series focuses on Biomedical Research with the intent of demonstrating the broad and interdisciplinary nature of this field of research. Speakers come from areas of engineering, biology, and chemistry, all working towards the fundamental problem of understanding and treating conditions that impact human health. In addition to discussing their research, some of our guests give a separate lecture intended for a general audience. These special lectures are designed to involve and educate the community on research that is relevant to them and what progress is being made to improve diagnostic and treatment options for patients. These community lectures are made possible through the generous support of the Lincoln Health Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to improve health outcomes for members of the commuity.

Seminar Schedule

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