$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 http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2014/04/uconn-health-receives-3-million-for-cancer-research/.

Workshops on Computational Advances for Next Generation Sequencing and Molecular Epidemiology

The 4th Workshop on Computational Advances for Next Generation Sequencing (CANGS 2014) and the 3rd Workshop on Computational Advances in Molecular Epidemiology (CAME 2014), will be held in conjunction with the 4th IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS 2014) on June 2-4, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Workshop presentations are by invitation only. If you would like to inquire about the possibility of being invited, please contact the workshop chairs Yury Khudyakov (yek0@cdc.gov), Ion Mandoiu (ion@engr.uconn.edu), and Alex Zelikovsky (alexz@cs.gsu.edu) by Monday April 28, 2014. One page abstracts of invited talks will be included in the ICCABS proceedings published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Full length articles will be invited to a special issue of a major international journal following the workshop. For full details see the ICCABS website at www.iccabs.org.

Faculty Positions in the School of Engineering and Institute for Systems Genomics

The recently established Institute for Systems Genomics and the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invite applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant, associate or full professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The research specialties of interest include, but are not limited to, computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, big data analysis, genomics data interpretation and visualization, biological databases, biomedical literature mining and related areas. Successful candidates will be expected to actively engage in collaborative research projects and teach in the new Institute-based graduate programs.

These are 9-month tenure-track positions with an expected start date of August 23, 2014. The successful candidates will have a primary academic appointment in the appropriate department within the School of Engineering and a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Genomics. Primary assignment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Applications must be submitted using Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3909.

About the Institute for Systems Genomics

The University of Connecticut recently established the Institute for Systems Genomics (www.ISG.uconn.edu) to coalesce the interdisciplinary research strengths of 10 schools and colleges at the university (www.uconn.edu) and the Jackson Laboratory (www.Jax.org).  The Institute leverages the significant investment from the state, including the $865M Bioscience CT initiative, $172M Tech Park program, the $200M Bioscience Innovation Fund, and $1.7B Next Generation CT.