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Cancer Bioinformatics Symposium

Friday, February 5

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Virtually via WebEx

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Schedule

9:00 A.M.

Introduction to symposium

Speaker: Justin F. Creeden, MD-PhD Candidate
Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine & Life Sciences, University of Toledo, USA 
9:00 AM to 9:03 AM (3 minutes)

Welcoming Remarks

Speaker: Robert E. McCullumsmith, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine & Life Science, University of Toledo, USA Research Director of the Neurosciences Institute in the College of Medicine & Life Sciences, University of Toledo, USA 
9:03 AM to 9:05 AM (2 minutes)

Challenges in Biomarker Development in Cancer

Speaker: Prof. Dr. John P. Groten
Managing Director, PamGene International, the Netherlands 
9:05 AM to 9:20 AM (15 minutes)

Blood based kinome profiling of immune cells to predict the response to checkpoint inhibitors in cancer

Speaker: Rik de Wijn, PhD
Head of Diagnostic Assay Services, PamGene International BV, The Netherlands
9:20 AM to 10:00 AM (30-minute talk + 10-minutes question and answer segment)

10:00 A.M.

Identifying genetic determinants of tumor immunogenicity

Speaker: Marcin P. Cieslik, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, University of Michigan 
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM (30-minute talk + 10-minute question and answer segment)

10:45 A.M.

Mining the transcriptome to unravel pediatric Medulloblastoma pathophysiology

Speaker: Sidharth Mahapatra, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Creighton University
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM (30-minute talk + 10-minute question and answer segment)

11:15 A.M.

Quick shots: Masters, Graduate Students and Post-Docs Cancer Bioinformatics Projects

Justin Creeden; Ali Imami; Khaled Alganem; Marissa Smail; Nicholas Henkel; Hunter Eby; Rami Moussa; Xiaolu Zhang
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM (each student will present for 5 minutes)

12:00 P.M.

Lunch break / informal hour

Video channel will open to presenters, students, and attendees. Virtual break-out rooms will become available.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (1 hour)

1:00 P.M.

Value of Collaboration among Multi-Domain Experts in Analysis of High-Throughput Genomics Data

Speaker: Daoud Meerzaman, PhD
Branch Chief, Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Branch (CGBB) at National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center for Biomedical Informatics & Information Technology (CBIIT)
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM (30-minute talk + 10-minute question and answer segment)

1:45 P.M.

Kinase Enrichment Analysis 3 (KEA3)

Speaker: Avi Ma’ayan, PhD
Professor and Director, Mount Sinai Center for Bioinformatics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM (30-minute talk  + 10 minute question and answer segment)

2:30 P.M.

Cancer Genomics and Clinical Cancer Diagnostics

Speaker: Phil Stephens, PhD
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Navaris
Former Chief of Cancer Biology, Grail
Former Chief Scientific Officer, Foundation Medicine
2:30 PM to 3:15 PM (35-minute talk + 10-minute question and answer segment)

3:15 P.M.

Virtual round table discussion with speakers, students, and attendees

Open to all
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM (45 minutes)

4:00 P.M.

Symposium concludes. Have a nice weekend.

More information

Email Michael Zolciak with questions.

Last Updated: 3/11/21