Omics Research Symposium (August 21-22, 2021)

Research Symposium Speakers

Breakthroughs in MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, advances of PRECISION MEDICINE, BIOTECHNOLOGY and AGRICULTURE have translated into advanced technologies that simplify generation of accurate and in-depth data, however a lack of analytical power and appropriate skills create a huge gap between data and the information that is needed in these fields.

In most cases, that means that our ability to analyze data and extract meaningful information is lagging behind the pace of new data that is being generated. Oftentimes, clinicians, biologists and students from life science backgrounds report about their challenge with data analysis and interpretation holding them back, limiting their ability to rely on advanced techniques like genomic sequencing.

So what can our education system do about this gap – how do schools, colleges and universities prepare students for the future of biotechnology and life sciences in general, where biology is acquiring the characteristics of a data science? How can we merge life and data sciences together in a practical way that is inclusive and effective? How do we prepare students for successful research and industry careers giving them skills and experiences that help them navigate their future?

That is why we are organizing a research symposium dedicated to the future of bioinformatics education that will cover critical challenges and identify solutions for improved educational strategies focused on biology as a data science.

In this symposium, we will bring together experts that will be addressing the pressing challenges with Data Science Education for all Life Sciences students and explore how to best equip all life science students in data skills for the 21st century. Our speakers will bring their perspectives as researchers working on cutting edge topics in bioinformatics, directors of successful degree programs that are seeing their students continue with successful careers in education, academic research and industry

Research Symposium SpeakersTogether, they will offer a comprehensive view of opportunities for students to make the most of their studies and focus on acquiring skills that will help them become successful and make a true difference.

We will discuss such topics as 

  • how to stand out from the crowd when you apply for academic programs or careers in bioinformatics
  • What can universities do to equip their students with relevant skills and experiences
  • What is the future of this field and where will you find cutting edge challenges that you can contribute to?

Importantly, students will be able to showcase their research projects that are being developed in collaboration between faculty and students across important domains in life sciences with translational outcomes.


During this time, you will also be able to speak with our network of mentors and judges that will review submitted project presentations and posters to select the best ones with potential and quality worthy of recognition and prizes.

We will also hear about some exciting updates being worked on for the T-BioInfo platform

This includes a range of bioinformatics sections for single cell data analysis and integration, analysis and modeling of cancer cell and viral replication, as well as exciting new applications of quantum computing for a variety of challenges in life sciences.

Our team will also share exciting new updates about Omics Logic training modules for biology as a data science. 

We will discuss regional collaborations in the United States, India, and Africa, highlighting important modules that can be applied to oncology, infectious diseases, neuroscience and agriculture.

We will introduce new modules and project examples for precision medicine as a pre-clinical and clinical training option

We will discuss how this pandemic gave public awareness about infectious diseases and what kinds of hands-on exercises students can access to learn about viral, bacterial and parasite-caused infections using public domain data

We will discuss agriculture, the rise of technology-driven precision agrotechnology with a focus on sustainable food supply, climate-resistant strain breeding and methods of bioinformatics analysis that are in high demand in this industry

Finally, we will introduce our new and planned specializations like the field of astrobiology that is captivating the minds of students who are seeing the commercial space industry developing before their eyes.

Together with our existing modules, for which you will gain access to the Omics Logic portal where you can try and explore these modules, exercises in pipeline building, coding and various methods of analysis using project sources from peer-reviewed publications.

Importantly, students are looking for academic programs where they can continue their studies. During the symposium, our speakers will share information about the programs they are associated with and what their focus is on. Companies will tell you about the skills and experience they are looking for. 

Understanding the logical connection between experiment design, sequencing methodologies and analytical methods is critical because at the center of data generation, data analysis and decision making stand people that need to have a common understanding. In the lab, biologists need to know in what ways to improve data collection and what kind of data is needed to answer the research questions in a comprehensive and reliable way. They need to know about testing hypotheses and the intricacies of training new ML models with this data. Bioinformaticians are always working on new methods to improve how these heterogeneous datasets can be integrated, but they need to know the biology behind the data and understand how the analysis results might be used. And at the end of the day, scientists rely on the analysis results for decision making. They need to know what can be trusted, and where are we to expect batch effects, model overfitting or even lack of representation. That’s why in this OmicsLogic program, we will learn biology as a data science.

Together with our collaborators, we have been building a growing online community of “bioinformaticians in training” – ranging form high school students to faculty and researchers in top universities around the world. Our team offers big data analysis tools and quality learning resources like courses, projects and tutorials. In programs designed around various topics, we discuss bioinformatics approaches for processing, analysis, integration and interpretation of multi-omics data from oncology, neuroscience, agrobiology and infectious diseases. I encourage you all to sign up for free on one of our portals and start learning (or teaching) bioinformatics – it is one of the best ways we can explore the world around us at the molecular level with zero equipment or lab costs!


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