Conference: Agenda

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022

10:00 AM–10:30 AM

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Marc Hahn, DO | Welcome

Mark Hoffman, PhD | Working in the Big Tent of Bioinformatics

10:30 AM – 11:30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Wendy Marie Ingram, PhD | Mental Health and Informatics: Promises, Challenges, and the Surprising Power of Unusual Career Paths

11:30 AM–1:00 PM

LUNCH & POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

DATA STRUCTURE

MODERATOR: Bob White, PhD

Ehab Sarsour, PhD | Application of Bioinformatics in Translational Cancer Research

Dario Ghersi, MD, PhD | Computational Methods for Extracting and Visualizing Information From Complex Biological Datasets

Sofia Robb, PhD | Using Open-Source Software to Share Genomic Data

Student: Zhen Lyu, University of Missouri | Empowering Covid (SARS-CoV-2) Virus Genomics Surveillance for Missouri Using Data Analytics and Integration Portals 

PANEL DISCUSSION

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

DATA STANDARDIZATION AND INTEGRATION

MODERATOR: Dong Pei, PhD

Mei Liu, PhD | Life Cycle of EHR Data for Clinical Research

Nadia Atallah Lanman, PhD | Characterization of the Cellular Landscape in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Olivia Veatch, PhD | Using Electronic Health Records to Characterize Heterogeneity in Complex Diseases

Student: Ryan Feehan, University of Kansas | A Webserver for Predicting If a Protein Bound Metal Ion is Enzymatic or Non-Enzymatic 

PANEL DISCUSSON

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

DATA VISUALIZATION

MODERATOR: Sharlee Climer, PhD

Badri Adhikari, PhD | Effective Visualizations aid Bioinformatics Research: Examples From the Domain of Protein Structure Prediction

Kangwon Seo, PhD | Dashboards to Visualize ICU Nurses’ EMR Log Data

ZhiQiang Chen, PhD | Monitoring Global Flood Disasters From the Space for Community Resilience

Sanjay Madria, PhD | EMOCOV: Machine Learning for Emotion Detection and Analysis Using COVID-19 Tweets

PANEL DISCUSSON

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

SYSTEMS STRATEGIES

MODERATOR: Martina Clarke, PhD

Jared Bruce, PhD | Identification and Diagnosis of Concussion in Professional Ice Hockey

Bourke Hutchinson | Experiences in Moving Bioinformatic Workloads to the Cloud

Bethany Lowndes | Work System Design for Occupational Health and Safety

Erik Lundquist | Transcriptomics in the Model Organism C. Elegans: Strategy and Design

PANEL DISCUSSION

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

COCKTAILS, NETWORKING RECEPTION

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022

7:30 AM–8:00 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 AM–8:10 AM

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Mark Hoffman, PhD | Welcome

Daniel Kennedy

8:10 AM – 9:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Daniel Jacobson, PhD | Supercomputing and Systems Biology for a One Health Framework: AI for Agriculture, Sustainability, Human Health, and Pandemic Prevention

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

DATA ANALYSIS

MODERATOR: Jenifer Allsworth, PhD

Brad Olson, PhD | Deep Learning About the Origin of Tumorigenesis

Emily Leary, PhD | Clinical Decision Making Tools to Individualize Treatment Regimens to the Patient

Mihaela Sardiu, PhD | Identifying Robust Structures in Multiscale Omics’ Data

Student: Jackie Buttafuoco, Kansas City University | Soft Side of Cancer: Examination of Alternatively Spliced Transcriptomes of Malignant Angiosarcoma 

PANEL DISCUSSION

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM–11:30 AM

IMAGE ANALYSIS

MODERATOR: Noah Fahlgren, PhD

SeungSuk Kang, PhD | Machine-Learning Approaches in Neuroimaging Studies

James Schnable, PhD | Multi-trait Multi-environment Genome-phenome Associations in Maize

Tim Matisziw, PhD | Modeling the Relationship Between the Urban Environment and Individual Sentiment

Student: Jonah Amponsah, University of Kansas Medical Center | Effects of Rurality on Cancer Risk Factors Using Multiscale-Geographical-Weighted-Regression-Model 

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

DATA APPLICATION

MODERATOR: Devin Koestler, PhD

Anurag Patel | Don’t Get Mad, Get Even!

Midhat Farooqi, MD, PhD | Using Cerner PowerForms to Reduce Ordering Errors in Complex Genetic Testing

Chris Ragland | Lighting the Path … a Journey to Insight for the Animal Health Industry

Orlando Saez | The Intersection of Remote Sensing Technologies and Farm Practices

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

LUNCH & CAREER PANEL

MODERATOR: Sierra Davis

Lindsey Jarrett, PhD | Center for Practical Bioethics
Abu Mosa, PhD | University of Missouri
Daniel Kennedy | BioNexus KC