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 (, Ion Mandoiu (, Pavel Skums (, and Alex Zelikovsky ( 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

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


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