Election Results 2016

The following students will be the BiSA officers in 2016-2017 academic year:

President – Irem Celen
Vice President – Modupe Adentunji
Secretary – Maddy MacDonald
Treasurer – Mengxi Lv

BiSA at the Bar

BiSA hosted its first "BiSA at the Bar" at Deer Park on August 20, 2015.
Many CBCB students got the opportunity to catch up with each other

National Center Awards CISters for Hosting e-textiles Workshop for Female Students

Funding from the National Center for Women and Information Technology Academic Alliance (NCWIT) and Symantec will provide undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Delaware an opportunity to participate in an e-textiles workshop this fall (UDaily Article).
CISters will have the support of the Bioinformatics Student Association (BiSA), and the IEEE-W organization at UD for promoting computer science and electronics during the workshop.

First Student Graduates from Bioinformatics and Systems Biology PhD Program

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.

Election Results 2015

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

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 udel.edu so that we can get a head count.