Tyler receives Goldwater scholarship

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Tyler received the Barry Goldwater scholarship, the premier undergraduate award in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 240 Goldwater Scholars were selected from students nominated by 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide.

For more details see this UConn Today article.

Workshops on Computational Advances for Next Generation Sequencing and Molecular Epidemiology

The 6th Workshop on Computational Advances for Next Generation Sequencing (CANGS 2016) and the 5th Workshop on Computational Advances in Molecular Epidemiology (CAME 2016) will be held in conjunction with the 6th IEEE International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences on October 13-15, 2016 at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

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), Pavel Skums (pskums@cs.gsu.edu), and Alex Zelikovsky (alexz@cs.gsu.edu). One page abstracts of invited talks will be included in the ICCABS proceedings published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and full length articles will be invited to a special issues of BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Genomics following the workshops. For full details see the ICCABS website at www.iccabs.org.

CBIF award for genomics-driven personalized immunotherapy

Connecticut Innovations (CI) has awarded $500,000 from the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF) for conducting a clinical trial of genomics-driven personalized immunotherapy in ovarian cancer patients and developing a commercialization strategy of this technology. For more details see http://today.uconn.edu/school-stories/connecticut-innovations-fuels-uconns-development-personalized-ovarian-cancer-therapy/.