BME student, faculty members present research at bioinformatics conference
May 5, 2011
Bibo Shi, a second-year biomedical engineering program master's student, made an oral presentation at the Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference held May 2-4 at Ohio University.
The conference attracted more than 200 people from six nations and 17 states. Lonnie Welch, BME faculty member and Stuckey professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was a conference co-chair. Jundong Liu, who is Shi's advisor and a BME faculty member, was a program chair for the conference.
Shi's talk, "Regularity Guaranteed Deformation Estimation in Image Registration," was part of a bioimaging session that also included a presentation by Liu, who is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Liu presented "Artifacts in Mutual Information-based Image Registration: Analysis and Remedy."
Another BME faculty member, Jennifer Hines, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, presented "Interfacing Computational Chemistry with Structural Bioinformatics: Implications for RNA and Riboswitch Drug Discovery." Her presentation was part of a session on gene regulation/transcription.
Ohio University biomedical engineering program students who focus on bioinformatics in their master's course of study can also earn a graduate certificate in bioinformatics.
The conference featured 45 oral presentations, six tutorials, three invited sessions, four keynote speakers, and two poster sessions.
The 2012 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference will be held May 13-15 in Ann Arbor, Mich.