2022 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Retreat
Congratulations to our UG finalists!
|Name||Institute||Degree & Major|
|David Diaz||University of Texas at Arlington||BS Biomedical Engineering|
|Mun Hong Fong||Purdue University||BS Computer Science|
|Elizabeth Jeffery||Texas Tech University||BS Microbiology and Animal Science|
|Melina Khansari||University of Maryland||BS Biocomputational Engineering|
|Vishesh Kumar||Arizona State University||BS Physics|
|Sol Markman||Washington University in St. Louis||BA Physics|
|Stanley Nicholson||Illinois Institute of Technology||BS Applied Math|
|Tanvi Panchumarthy||University of Texas at Austin||BS Biology|
|Tanya Rosyam||Georgia Institute of Technology||BS Biomedical Engineering|
|Daniel Schafer||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||BS Math with Computer Science|
|Michael Solomon||University of Texas at Austin||BS Neuroscience|
Finalists presented their posters to a panel of faculty judges. The top three received $1000 towards future educational travel costs. Such excellent research was presented that judges also awarded $500 to a fourth runner-up finalist!
From left to right: Dr. Bo Li (judge), Dr. Jian Zhou (judge), Tanya Rosyam (runner-up), Michael Solomon (winner), Mun Hong Fong (winner), Sol markman (winner), Dr. Gaudenz Danuser (Department Chair, Program Director, & judge), Dr. Kimberly Reynolds (judge), [& Dr. Albert Montillo (judge - not in picture)].
Ryan Otto, a graduate student from Reynolds Lab was awarded Best Talk for his presentation titled A continuous epistasis model to predict growth rate following combinatorial gene expression changes.
Pavel Avdeev, a postdoctoral researcher from Zhou Lab was awarded Best Poster for his project titled Sequence-Based Super Resolution for Genomics Data.
Table 10 won the Social Media Ambassador Award for highest relevant tweeting throughout the day!
Designated tweeter Anthony Vega (@tonyv_phd) from Rajaram Lab accomplished this with Yihan Wang, Jian Zhou, Tanya Rosyam, Khuloud Jaqaman, Jialei Duan, Lukasz Joachimiak, and Levent Sari.
Along with Science, we had some major fun decorating pumpkins!
From left to right:
P-angel (1st place)
Jeon lee, Donghoon Lee, Tanvi Panchumarthy, Julia Kozlitina
Grad Student & Reviewer 2 (2nd place)
Michael Solomon, Alex Treacher, Daniel Armendariz, Justine Keth, Bingying Chen
Mr. 5B (honorable mention)
Soma Jana, Christoph Lehmann, Jinlong Lin