Department Initiatives and Events
Here, you will find a list of our active initiatives and events. Please use the left hand side menu to navigate to particular items for more information or click the title links, where applicable.
- Big Data for Breast Cancer Hackathon Challenge 2023
Participate in this hackathon addressing challenges in the breast cancer field, to be held march 3-5, 2023 at UT Southwestern in collaboration with Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen.
- The Discovery Engine Program
Any non-faculty individual within the department or Computational Biology BME program may submit an idea for receiving funding. The goal is to offer a protected space to implement ideas.
This initiative launched in 2018 with a hackathon that was a huge success, followed by a 2019 hackathon and a 2020 gap year. After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the department launched NeuroChats that will lead up to a brain-focused hackathon in Spring 2024.
Department faculty teach 1-2 day interactive courses on various bioinformatics softwares, tools, and analytics. All UTSW personnel are welcome to apply.
- Center for Metastatic Tumor Imaging
Three department faculty in collaboration with scientists and clinicians from Harvard, CHLA, and CRI-UTSW established this Center from a CCBIR grant.
- The Biomedical Engineering Program - Computational Biology
This graduate program trains young scientists to leverage transdisciplinary expertise for creative solutions to biomedical research problems.
- 2022 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology retreat
Held at the Dallas Arboretum on October 28, this was an all-day event with scientific talks, poster session, and fun activities.