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 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.