First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

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First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference

The First Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference was held October 15-16, 2015. The conference featured two days of discovery and practical approaches to collecting, organizing, and preparing data for a broad range of analyses applied in animal and human health.

The Kansas City region has a robust mix of bioinformatics expertise, capabilities, and capacity within research organizations and the private sector. While these assets compare well to established bioinformatics hubs in the country, the region is challenged by the geographic distribution of expertise and infrastructure.

The First Annual Bioinformatics Conference serves to bring together bioinformatics-minded researchers from academia and industry to discover capabilities, share tactical approaches to problem solving, explore synergies, and launch potential collaborations. Additionally, the Conference provides an opportunity for bioinformatics students to learn about employment opportunities within the region and employers to meet prospective candidates. 


Jessica Tenebaum
Translational bioinformatics to enable precision medicine: Achievements, obstacles and opportunities
Jessica Tenenbaum, PhD
Associate Director, Bioinformatics
Duke Translational Medicine Institute
Speaker Biography

Christopher Longhurst
Bringing Big Data to the Bedside

Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS
Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children’s Health
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University School of Medicine
Clinical Informatics Fellowship Director, Stanford Medicine
Speaker Biography



Keith A. Gary, PhD
Vice President
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

Mark Hoffman, PhD
Director, Center for Health Insights
Associate Professor in Biomedical and Health Informatics/Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City