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AEN Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Workshop

Alberta Epigenetics Network

Friday, 24 November 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MST)

AEN Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Workshop

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Alberta Epigenetics Network(AEN) in partnership with Pacific Institute of Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), is organizing a workshop November 24, 2017 at University of Calgary, which would:

  1. 1.       Provide researchers and industry partners a platform to share current knowledge & trends, expertise, resources, and challenges in the area of:
    1. a.       Computational biology
    2. b.       Bioinformatics and
    3. c.       Artificial Intelligence
    4. 2.       Discuss multidisciplinary collaborations for the development of next generation of Computational tools to study biological systems, manage and analyze large amounts of data

Advances in OMICS research is creating health-related data of unprecedented size and complexity, which has led to the development of new Computational, Data-analysis and Theoretical tools for simulation, modelling and analysis of complex genomics data to helps better understand the associated biology. Significant progress in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have further helped develop predictive models to support personalized health for diagnosis, treatment and prevention, and to reduce healthcare cost.


The workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry partners in computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, AI/deep learning and health informatics. The workshop hopes to stimulate innovative and transformative collaborations that would enable novel translational research.


Besides Genome Alberta and PIMS, we expect to have attendees from Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Alberta Health Services, NSERC, MITACS and Industry partners (MolecularYou, InsilicoMedicine, Illumina etc.).


AEN Bioinformatics Workshop Nov. 24, 2017

Workshop Details:

Date:                                                                                     November 24, 2017

Location:                                                                              PF-126, University of Calgary

Registration Deadline:                                                   November 10, 2017


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Raja B. Singh, Director, Alberta Epigenetics Network,

Dr. Cristian Rios, Professor, University of Calgary & Director PIMS,

Dr. Igor Kovalchuk, Professor, University of Lethbridge,

Dr. Edwin Wang, Professor, University of Calgary,


AEN-PIMS Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Workshop

(November 24, 2017, PF-126, University of Calgary)


Speaker / Title


Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM


Dr. Raja B. Singh(Director, AEN), Cristian Rios (Director,PIMS Calgary)


Opening Remarks

Andrew Stephens, Chair, Board of Directors, Genome Alberta


Session 1

9:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Session 2

11:00 AM

Working Lunch:

Consultation on “Emerging funding opportunities in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology in Alberta”. Led by Dr. Gijs Van Rooijen, Chief Scientific Office, Genome Alberta

12 Noon

Session 3

1:30 PM


3:00 PM

Session 4:

  • Quan Long– University of Calgary
  • Sam Yeaman  - University of Calgary
  • Hassan Safouri - – University of Alberta
  • Sandeep Singhal – University of Alberta

3:30 PM

Closing remarks

Dr. Vakhtang Putkaradze (Director, PIMS Edmonton) & Dr. Raja B. Singh

4:30 PM

Have questions about AEN Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Workshop? Contact Alberta Epigenetics Network

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University of Calgary
PF-126, University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Friday, 24 November 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MST)

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