The key missions of this interdisciplinary Institute include (a) facilitating interactions and research collaborations between experimental biologists, -omics technologists and computational/mathematical scientists to tackle complex biological problems, and (b) training the next generation of biologists who are capable of using computers and mathematical techniques in dealing with biological problems. The Institute is also responsible for the computing support for campus wide bioinformatics research at UGA. IOB members are actively conducting bioinformatics research in a wide range of areas, ranging from structural genomics and bioinformatics, plant genomics and bioinformatics, microbial genomics and bioinformatics, biomedical and cancer bioinformatics, pharmaco informatics, glyco genomics and bioinformatics, to computational and statistical sciences for bioinformatics.
Congratulations to Liang Feng for successfully defending her dissertation! Her dissertation is titled “Gene Pair Rearrangement during the Evolution of Flowering Plants.”
IOB Student Chosen for Google Summer Program
IOB first-year Ph.D. student Zheng Ruan was accepted for the Google Summer of Code 2013 program to work with the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). His project is titled “Codon Alignment and Analysis in Biopython” and he will be mentored by current Biopython developers Eric Talevich and Peter Cock. Congratulations Zheng!
Thank you to all who participated in the 2013 symposium! Stay posted for details on the 2014 symposium.