LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

by LBRN | 17 Feb 2017

February 21, 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. Emily Jane McTavish

—Assistant Professor, Life and Environmental Sciences

—University of California, Merced

Title: Interrogating, calibrating, and integrating phylogenetic estimates

— 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:

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5th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

by LBRN | 16 Feb 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:

–Microbiome and Epidemiology
–Drug Repurposing, Informatics and Software Application
–Genomics of Infectious Diseases and Viral Oncology
–Bioinformatics of Clinical Progression in Clinical Cancer


March 10th, 2017 (Friday) Call for Abstracts Deadline
March 17th, 2017 (Friday) Registration and Hotel

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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

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

by LBRN | 14 Dec 2016

LA CaTS Junior Investigator Training (announcement released earlier today)

February 2-3, 2017

Tulane University, Tidewater Building, Room 2010; Video conferencing available via AdobeConnect

more information and registration

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

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.

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First Annual Louisiana Biomedical Undergraduate Research Conference (LA BURC)

by LBRN | 14 Oct 2016

November 11, 2016, at the Baton Rouge Marriott

The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) is sponsoring a statewide for undergraduate students who are or have been engaged in biomedical research. The goals of this conference are to provide a forum for networking and to provide professional development opportunities for the students. Please help us spread the word about this meeting by forwarding this e-mail to faculty and students in your department and/or college. There is no registration fee for this meeting, but we are hoping that you will help support your students by helping to defray their travel costs.

Please encourage your students to join us for the First Annual Louisiana Biomedical Undergraduate Research Conference (LA BURC).

Undergraduate researchers from across the state will present their work; Our keynote speaker is National Academy of Science member and NIH researcher Dr. Gigi Storz: We will have professional development roundtables for the students.

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