When / Where

> SEP 18 (FAES Classrooms 1 & 2)
> SEP 19 (FAES Classroom 5)

Webex streams (talks only)


The NIH is home to a number of groups aimed at supporting bioinformatics, genomics, computational biology and various related topics. Many of these groups meet regularly to host talks or provide training opportunities, while others have active online communities where people can ask questions and get help. The goals of the Bioinformatics Community Fair is to introduce members of the NIH community to these groups: their goals and scope, training opportunities and talks planned for the future, how one can connect with them, etc. In addition to the group presentations there will also be panel discussions relating to the recently updated data management, organization and sharing, in the context of recent changes made to the NIH data sharing policy, as well as a discussion about the current bioinformatics ecosystem at NIH overall, and what could be done to improve it. Interested individuals of all backgrounds and skill-levels are welcome to attend.


Monday, Sept 18

09:15 - 09:45
Computational and Data-Intensive Science Support, Enable, and Advance Modern Biomedical Research
Darrell Hurt
NIAID Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB)
09:50 - 10:20
Overview to BCBB's Resources for Science Support
Mariam Quinones
NIAID Bioinformatics and Computational Biosciences Branch (BCBB)
10:25 - 10:55
Introduction to Bioinformatics Resources
Amy Stonelake
NCI CCR BTEP Bioinformatics Training and Education Program
11:00 - 11:30
Introduction to Bring Your Own Bioinformatics
Keith Hughitt
Bring Your Own Bioinformatics (BYOB)
11:30 - 12:00
PANEL: What Could we do to Improve the Bioinformatics Ecosystem at NIH
Amy Stonelake (BTEP), Daoud Meerzaman (CBIIT/CBGG), Keith Hughitt (BYOB)

Tuesday, Sept 19

09:15 - 09:45
NIH Library Bioinformatics and Data Science Training Program
Joelle Mornini
NIH Library
09:50 - 10:20
Overview of Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Branch (CGBB). Resources, capibilites and current projects.
Daoud Meerzaman
10:25 - 10:55
HPC@NIH: Introduction to the Biowulf cluster
Wolfgang Resch
11:00 - 11:30
PANEL: Data Organization, Management and Sharing as pertains to new NIH Data Sharing Policies
Raisa Ionin (ORS/ORF), Ellen Wann (OSP), Bryan Kim (ODSS)