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LBRN Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

LBRN Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

As of June 22, 2020 - The Governor of Louisiana is holding the state in Phase 2 regarding the Coronavirus. We remind all our partners, faculty, and students of maintaining safety and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. As you know, the current situation in Louisiana is still currently fluid with regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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4 new FOAs surrounding the emergent needs around the COVID-19 pandemic from NIH

4 new FOAs surrounding the emergent needs around the COVID-19 pandemic from NIH

Attention regarding 4 new FOAs surrounding the emergent needs around the COVID-19 pandemic from NIH

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LBRN 2020 Virtual Summer Research Program

LBRN 2020 Virtual Summer Research Program

LBRN is pleased to make available our 2020 Virtual Summer Program Opportunities for LBRN participants. This program is in place of our regular summer program, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. This program will proceed in various virtual/online formats with support from our LBRN PUI campuses and Pine BioTech Partner.

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LBRN Summer Research Program 2020 Cancelled

LBRN Summer Research Program 2020 Cancelled

Thank you for your interest in the LBRN Summer Research Program. We regret that owing to COVID-19 related issues LBRN Summer Research Program as advertised for 2020 is cancelled.

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3rd LBRN-LONI Scientific Computing Bootcamp

3rd LBRN-LONI Scientific Computing Bootcamp

Scientific computing is becoming more ubiquitous for all types of research areas. Skills and knowledge that are necessary to take full advantage of the power of computing, however, are often inadequately present in both curricular and extracurricular training.

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PBS and LBRN Seminar Genomics of COVID-19; Analysis of Viral Genome Sequences - Follow up Lecture

PBS and LBRN Seminar Genomics of COVID-19; Analysis of Viral Genome Sequences - Follow up Lecture

Dr. Gus Kousoulas, Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) that fosters biomedical research throughout Louisiana and supported by the NIH:NIGMS INBRE program, invites you to this follow up lecture given by Elia, Brodsky, CEO of Pine Biotech, Inc in collaboration with the Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center, University of Haifa, Israel and the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN).

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LBRN Impromptu online seminar by Dr. Kousoulas on the molecular and cell biology of coronaviruses and especially SARS-2 CoV

LBRN Impromptu online seminar by Dr. Kousoulas on the molecular and cell biology of coronaviruses and especially SARS-2 CoV

April 16, 2020: Dr. Gus Kousoulas, Principal Investigator of the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) that fosters biomedical research throughout Louisiana and supported by the NIH:NIGMS INBRE program, during his lecture on the Molecular & Cell Biology and Immunopathogenesis of coronaviruses revealed that the drug Nelfinavir mesylate (NFV; brand name Viracept), which was developed as a protease inhibitor in the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), caused a drastic inhibition of Spike (S)-mediated cell fusion (formation of multinucleated cells or syncytia) in cell culture experiments.

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Cancelled- 8th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, April 3-4, 2020

Cancelled- 8th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, April 3-4, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the potential spread of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year's 8th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics on April 3-4, 2020. More information goto 8th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

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5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum at LSU Shreveport

5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum at LSU Shreveport

We are excited to announce the 5th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum to be held at LSUS on Thursday, March 12, 2020. It is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. For registration and details —

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LBRN Summer Research Program Application 2020

LBRN Summer Research Program Application 2020

Applications for the 2020 Summer Research Program deadline are open for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty.

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Announcement- Requesting Research Proposals for LBRN funding

Announcement- Requesting Research Proposals for LBRN funding

We are pleased to announce and extension for project proposals due October 25, 2019. Below are the infoready portal links for the proposal submission. Submission Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019, Midnight. For more information on each proposal type available and the other deadline and proposal details, continue to the FULL STORY below.

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18th LBRN Annual Meeting

18th LBRN Annual Meeting

We are happy to announce that the 18th LBRN Annual Meeting will be held on Friday-Saturday on January 17 — 18, 2020 at LSU Student Union in Baton Rouge. All deadlines are January 3, 2020. Click the button below to view all current information. 2020 LBRN Annual Meeting Information

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Reproducible Bioinformatics

Reproducible Bioinformatics

Reproducible Bioinformatics- Learn about BioCompute Objects and PrecisionFDA. The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) and George Washington University Hive’s lab is organizing a special webinar to introduce BCOs and share details about this challenge. The webinar will be on October 3, 2019 at 2:00pm (updated start time).

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Announcement- Requesting Research Proposals for LBRN funding

Announcement- Requesting Research Proposals for LBRN funding

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Letter of Intent for the following LBRN Fund Proposals competitions. Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: September 6, 2019 at 4:30pm. Internal Submission Deadlines: Monday, October 21, 2019. For more information on each proposal type available and the other deadline and proposal details, continue to the FULL STORY below.

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2019 LBRN-BioMMED Illumina Training

2019 LBRN-BioMMED Illumina Training

LBRN/BioMMED is having a 3-day Illumina training schedule that will begin on Tuesday, August 27th (Day 1 on the schedule), Wednesday, August 28th (Day 2), and Thursday, August 29th (Day 3). This training is provided by Illumina for the newly acquired MiSeq and NextSeq sequencing instruments.

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LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

The Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), will be held Friday, July 26th, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in LSU’s Union’s Cotillion Ballroom. All is welcome. The 26th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) where undergraduate students from across the LSU campus present their summer research projects. Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Information Page and Registration

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2019 LBRN Pine Biotech Summer Bioinformatics Program

2019 LBRN Pine Biotech Summer Bioinformatics Program

The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN) is happy to announce registration for the second Summer Bioinformatics Training Program. The Summer Bioinformatics Training Program will focus on transcriptomics data and will support an independent or team project with workshops, online materials and a hackathon. The topics we will cover include finding and evaluating Next Generation Sequencing data, data acquisition, quality control, processing, differential analysis and interpretation. For registration and program schedule information: Click here to go to 2019 LBRN Pine Biotech Summer Bioinformatics Program Page

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2nd LBRN-LONI Scientific Computing Bootcamp

2nd LBRN-LONI Scientific Computing Bootcamp

Scientific computing is becoming more ubiquitous for all types of research areas. Skills and knowledge that are necessary to take full advantage of the power of computing, however, are often inadequately present in both curricular and extracurricular training.

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Health Disparities Conference

Health Disparities Conference

Louisiana is ranked near the bottom of all states in overall health. Substantial health disparities exist among minority and rural groups of people in incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of disease.

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LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series Spring 2019

LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series Spring 2019

Speakers announced! The LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series is to increase student awareness of the importance of computational approaches to modern biological research.

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7th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, April 5-6, 2019

7th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, April 5-6, 2019

We are happy to announce that the 7th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Registration is open for the April 5 and 6, 2019 at Louisiana State University Center of Computation and Technology's Digital Media Center in Baton Rouge.

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17th LBRN Annual Meeting

17th LBRN Annual Meeting

We are happy to announce that the 17th LBRN Annual Meeting will be held on Friday-Saturday on January 18 — 19, 2019 at Louisiana State University Center of Computation and Technology's Digital Media Center in Baton Rouge.

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LBRN Summer Research Program Application 2019

LBRN Summer Research Program Application 2019

Applications for the 2019 Summer Research Program deadline are open for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty.

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Innovation Louisiana 2018

Innovation Louisiana 2018

November 12-14, 2018: Innovation Louisiana is an annual conference, pitch competition, and technology showcase, held by The New Orleans BioInnovation Center, that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and technology scouts in the life science, green energy and STEM community. These events educate innovators, provide networking opportunities, and showcase the groundbreaking scientific research being done within Louisiana universities and startups.

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LBRN/CCT - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Program

LBRN/CCT - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Program

We are pleased to announce the CCT/LBRN - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Program for LSU/LBRN Network institutions Students, Grad and Undergrad, PostDocs and Faculty members. For registration and program schedule information: Extended Registration Deadline, Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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LBRN/CCT - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Link

LBRN/CCT - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Link

Please see the following link for information on the LBRN/CCT Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Program: Extended Registration Deadline, Thursday, November 1, 2018.

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LBRN - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Orientation and Courses

LBRN - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics Orientation and Courses

We are pleased to announce the CCT/LBRN - Pine Biotech Fall/Winter Bioinformatics course for LSU/LBRN Network institutions Students, Grad and Undergrad, PostDocs and Faculty members. In preparation for this Course an Orientation session was held on Monday October 22nd, 2018 from 10am - 12 pm at LSU CCT. Video and Opt-In links see the Full Story:

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LBRN Lecture Series on Molecular Structure and Function of Proteins

LBRN Lecture Series on Molecular Structure and Function of Proteins

This is a series on Molecular Structure and Function of Proteins. Opt-in to this lecture series can be made by this link: Protein Course Opt-In and the following are freely accessible without opt-in permissions the 

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Announcement- Requesting Research Proposals for LBRN funding - Internal Deadline Extended

Announcement- Requesting Research Proposals for LBRN funding - Internal Deadline Extended

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Letter of Intent for the following LBRN Fund Proposals competitions. Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline: September 10, 2018 at 4:30pm and Internal Submission Deadline Extended: Tuesday, October 30, 2018. For more information on each proposal type available and the other deadline and proposal details, continue to the FULL STORY below.

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LBRN Summer Bioinformatics Workshop

LBRN Summer Bioinformatics Workshop

Following the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Summer Bioinformatics Program 2 Day Workshop we had on June 25-26th, the third workshop is taking place on July 30th at LSU Digital Media Center at the Center for Computation and Technology auditorium. This is a continuation of the program that started June 6 and last through July-August, providing students and faculty access to online resources and

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LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

LSU Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

The Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), will be held Friday, July 27th, 2018 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in LSU’s Union’s Cotillion Ballroom. All is welcome. The 25th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) where undergraduate students from across the LSU campus present their summer research projects. Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Information Page and Registration

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LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Program seminars every Tuesday from 9:00am - 11:00am at LSU Life Sciences Annex room A101 Auditorium. This Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 we have the following speakers:

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LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Program seminars every Tuesday from 9:00am - 11:00am at LSU Life Sciences Annex room A101 Auditorium. This Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 we have the following speakers:

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LBRN Summer Bioinformatics Workshop

LBRN Summer Bioinformatics Workshop

Following the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Summer Bioinformatics Program introduction tutorial we had on June 6th, the first workshop is taking place on June 25-26 at LSU Digital Media Center at the Center for Computation and Technology auditorium. This is a continuation of the program that started June 6 and last through July-August, providing students and faculty access to online resources and

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LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Program seminars every Tuesday from 9:00am - 11:00am at LSU Life Sciences Annex room A101 Auditorium. This Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 we have the following speaker:

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LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Program seminars every Tuesday from 9:00am - 11:00am at LSU Life Sciences Annex room A101 Auditorium. This Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 we have the following speakers:

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LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Research Seminars

LBRN Summer Program seminars every Tuesday from 9:00am - 11:00am at LSU Life Sciences Annex room A101 Auditorium. This Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 we have the following speakers:

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LBRN Summer Bioinformatics Course

LBRN Summer Bioinformatics Course

We are excited to announce registration for the upcoming Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Summer Bioinformatics Program. The program will start June 6 and last through July-August, providing students and faculty access to online resources and p

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The 6th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

The 6th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

For information and registration available for the 6th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

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LBRN 16th Annual Meeting

LBRN 16th Annual Meeting

Information and Registration available for the LBRN 2018 Annual Meeting Event held in Shreveport, Louisiana at the LSUHSC-Shreveport.

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Dept. of Entomology Jerry B. Graves Distinguished Seminar Series

Dept. of Entomology Jerry B. Graves Distinguished Seminar Series

Speaker: Dr. W. Kelley Thomas Title: Environmental genomics : Can sequencing open the biodiversity “Black Box”?

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Delta Cluster Spectrum Application Center Training Biology and Bioinformatics

Delta Cluster Spectrum Application Center Training Biology and Bioinformatics

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.

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5th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

5th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

We are happy to announce that the 5th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics will be held on April 7 and 8, 2017 at Xavier University,

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