Dr. Liang Sun is the first student to graduate from the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology PhD Program in the University of Delaware, which was launched in Fall 2012 (CBCB News).
His dissertation, performed under the supervision of Dr. Carl Schmidt, Professor of Animal and Food Sciences, was focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying heat stress.
Dr. Liang has already been offered and accepted a position to work with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation as a Bioinformatics Analyst & Programmer in the Computing Services Department of the Administrative Division.
The following people will be the BiSA officers in 2015-2016 academic year:
President – Allen Hubbard
Vice President – Deepika Prasad
Secretary – Irem Celen
Treasurer – Ryan Moore
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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 udel.edu so that we can get a head count.
Hello everyone! Here is a link to a flyer for free UD student skating nights throughout the Winter! http://goo.gl/DUqh2N 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!
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.
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!