Graduate Student Government Representative for Bioinformatics

The BiSA officers nominated Maddy MacDonald as the Graduate Student Government Representative for Bioinformatics. Maddy has accepted the nomination for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congratulations Maddy.

Women in Computing Grant

BiSA has been selected to receive assistance from the National Center for Women and Information Technology Academic Alliance (NCWIT) Student Seed Fund to support its outreach initiatives (UDaily Article). BiSA will use the NCWIT Student Seed Fund to develop inquiry-based activities for middle school and high school students visiting the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI).

BiSA members who are interested in volunteering to help with this outreach activity during the summer and fall should email ecrowgey AT udel DOT edu.

Election Results 2014

After collecting the responses from a rather close election, the following people will be the BiSA officers for this coming year:

Erin Crowgey
Vice President:
Julie Cowart
Reza Hammond
Liang Sun

Congratulations everyone and good luck in this coming year!!

March Meeting

Hello everyone, we will be having our March meeting on Monday March 17th in room 102 following the CBCB seminar (approximately 4:30pm). We will have some refreshments and have the chance to talk. A few of us were going out afterwards for St. Patty's day on main street or otherwise. We will see you there!

Workshop: Getting Started with Computing at DBI

Our next BiSA event is going to be a workshop on Feb21st from 12-2pm about getting started with BioHen, our very own high performance computing cluster. We will talk about getting your computer setup for connecting to BioHen and how it can be used in your research. The agenda is attached.

All students and other interested DBI residents are welcome to attend all or part of the workshop. BiSA members are encouraged to at least attend lunch. We will be having pizza and welcoming a few new students. Please register by email to jcowart at so that we can get a head count.

Ice Skating

Hello everyone! Here is a link to a flyer for free UD student skating nights throughout the Winter! We would like to organize a group to go on the 11th of January (8-10pm). Admission is free for UD students with ID and skate rental is only $4 ($3 with UD apparel). Bring a friend and please let us know if you are attending. For those interested we will be meeting at 7pm to get coffee or hot chocolate before hand, and to carpool. Hope to see you there!

RESCHEDULED First General meeting of the 2013-14 School year

The originally scheduled meeting for 12/10/13 has been postponed due to snow. The new meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, the 17th. Pizza will be served.

First General Meeting of 2013-14 School Year

Welcome to another year of the Bioinformatics Student Association (BiSA)! We are announcing the first BiSA meeting of the year to be held Tuesday, December 10th from 12-12:30 in room 102. We are hoping to provide refreshments and lunch and will follow up with details. The East campus shuttle is operating normally during this time (every 50 minutes) for anyone that is coming/going towards the main campus.

The objective of this meeting is to gather together and begin to address some questions or topics that each of us have. We hope to meet once a month to connect, discuss issues, and provide a unified voice for our student body. The other officers and I are looking forward to seeing and hearing from you!

Welcome to Bioinformatics Student Association!

The Bioinformatics Student Association (BiSA) was founded in an effort to bring together students studying/interested in the field of bioinformatics. In doing so we hope to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge through newly formed collaborations with fellow University of Delaware students.

We welcome any graduate students attending the University of Delaware who is studying or working in the field of bioinformatics to join.

We hope to have many social events planned as well as regular meetings throughout the semester, so join our facebook group or our mailing list and check back here for updates!