The 11th International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications (ISBRA 2015) will be held on June 7-10 at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior editions of the symposium were held in Atlanta (2005, 2007, and 2008), Reading, UK (2006), Fort Lauderdale (2009), Storrs (2010), Changsha, China (2011), Dallas (2012), Charlotte (2013), and Zhangjiajie, China (2014).

Authors are invited to submit papers that present original research in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology, including the development of experimental or commercial systems. The deadline for submitting extended abstracts (12 pages in Springer LNCS format) is February 9. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by March 16, with final versions due on March 30.

For more details visit the symposium website at

Faculty position in Systems Genomics

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Institute for Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2015. The research specialties of interest include, but are not limited to, big data analysis in genomics, genomics data interpretation, machine learning and visualization, biological databases, biomedical literature mining, bioinformatics, systems biology, and related areas. Successful candidates will be expected to actively engage in collaborative research projects and teach in the new Institute-based graduate programs.

For further information and to apply for this position, see this job posting.

$3M gift for genomics-guided cancer immunotherapy

UConn has received a gift of $3 million from Ray and Carole Neag to expand research on genomics-guided cancer immunotherapy by establishing the Neag Cancer Immunology Translational Research Program in the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health Center and supporting clinical trials in cancer immunology. For more details see