The 5th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

April 7 & 8, 2017 at Xavier Convocation Center Annex

General Information

The 5th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will be held on April 7-8, 2017 at the Xavier Convocation Center Annex Building. The conference is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN), the LSU-Tulane Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR), LSU Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED). 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


Dr. Ram Samudrala
Dr. Ram Samudrala - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Professor and Chief, Division of Bioinformatics


Dr. Esteban Gershanik
Dr. Esteban Gershanik - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Bureau of Health Informatics, Chief Information Officer and Director.



Dr. Timothy F. Kowalik
Dr. Timothy F. Kowalik - University of Massachusetts Medical School
Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, Associate Professor



Dr. Rebecca Brotman

Dr. Rebecca M. Brotman - University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Epidemiology & Public Health, Associate Professor




Dr. Christopher Mason

Dr. Christopher Mason - Cornell University
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Computational and Systems Biomedicine, Assistant Professor




Dr. Shawn R. Campagna

Dr. Shawn R. Campagna - University of Tennessee Knoxville
Department of Chemistry, Associate Professor, Associate Department Head





  • Presentation & Oral Abstract Submissions:
    March 15th, 2017 (Wednesday - Extended)

  • Registration and Hotel:
    March 17th, 2017 (Friday)

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