BCBC Symposium

The BCBC is excited to host its first symposium on May 8, 2018!

The Symposium will showcase the many applications of computational biology and bioinformatics across the tree of life with talks from leading researchers in these areas. See below for our full line-up of speakers.

Space is limited, so please register here if you plan to attend.


8:30 – 9:00 AM Symposium Registration BTI Atrium
9:00 AM Opening Remarks – Suzy Strickler BTI Auditorium
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Symposium Talks BTI Auditorium
12:00 PM Break for Lunch (lunch not provided)
1:30 – 4:15 PM Symposium Talks BTI Auditorium
4:30 – 5:30 PM Happy Hour for speakers and attendees BTI Atrium

Live Video of Seminars

Part 3: Afternoon Speakers

Part 1: 9 – 10:15am, Opening Remarks, David Bonter

Part 2: 10:30am – 12pm, Carla Gomes, Carol Huang

Morning Speakers

David BonterDavid Bonter – 9:30am

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
“Generating ‘big data’ via public engagement: data acquisition, validation, and visualization at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology”

Afternoon Speakers

Paul FlicekPaul Flicek – 1:30pm

“The opportunities and challenges of sequencing thousands of vertebrate species”

Carla GomesCarla Gomes – 10:30am

Institute for Computational Sustainability at Cornell University
“Computation Sustainability”

Jenny Kao-KniffenJenny Kao-Kniffin – 2:15pm

Cornell University
“Extending Microbiome Science to Agricultural Systems”

Carol HuangCarol Huang – 11:15am

New York University
“Learning new biology from genome-wide maps of regulatory elements”

Oliver FiehnOliver Fiehn – 3:30pm

UC Davis
“Using cheminformatics in plant metabolomics”


Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853