History and Current Developments in Computational Biology

The Department of Genetics presents the Stormo Symposium on Computational Biology! This event celebrates Dr. Gary Stormo and his achievements as a pioneer in computational biology, as well as his legacy as an inspiring mentor and educator. His colleagues, collaborators, and former trainees will speak on Dr. Stormo’s accomplishments in computational biology, current developments in the field, and on the history of the Computational Biology Ph.D. program at Washington University in St. Louis.

About Dr. Gary Stormo

Dr. Gary Stormo is currently the Joseph Erlanger Professor in the Department of Genetics and the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As a pioneer in the field of computational biology, bioinformatics and genomics, Dr. Stormo established the Computational Biology Program (now called the Computational and Systems Biology Program) in the year of 2001, which was then one of the first computational biology PhD programs in the world. This program has trained over 140 PhD and MD/PhD students and propelled the advancement of the field of computational biology. Dr. Stormo was the mentor of many students and scientists including Drs. Ting Wang, Takis Benos, and Jin Billy Li.  He served on the board of directors of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) from 2000 to 2004 and was honored as an ISCB Fellow in 2010.


Date & Location

Tuesday May 21, 2024 | 9am-5pm

Moore Auditorium

Lunch & Reception Following Event


Registration

Please register to attend the symposium in person or via livestream. RSVP by May 6, 2024 to attend the receptions.


Livestream Link

Watch the event via the Zoom link provided below.


Event Schedule


Our Speakers

Sean R. Eddy, PhD

Ellmore C. Patterson Professor of Computational Biology
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Harvard University

http://eddylab.org/

Takis Benos, PhD

William Bushnell Presidential Chaired Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida

https://benos.epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/

Martha L. Bulyk, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Harvard Medical School

http://the_brain.bwh.harvard.edu/

Larry Gold, PhD

Professor
Department of Molecular Cellular &
Developmental Biology
University of Colorado Boulder

https://goldlabfoundation.org/

Steven Henikoff, PhD

Professor
Basic Sciences Division
Fred Hutch Cancer Center

https://research.fredhutch.org/henikoff/en.html

Mark Johnston, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/biochemistry/people/emeritus-faculty/johnston-mark

Jin Billy Li, PhD

Professor of Genetics
Stanford University

https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/jin-li

X. Shirley Liu, PhD

Co-founder & CEO
GV20 Therapeutics

https://www.gv20tx.com/

Zhiping Weng, PhD

Professor and Chair
Genomics and Computational Biology
UMass Chan Medical School

https://www.umassmed.edu/wenglab/

Scot A. Wolfe, PhD

Professor
Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology
UMass Chan Medical School

https://www.umassmed.edu/wolfe-lab/

William R. Pearson, PhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia

https://fasta.bioch.virginia.edu/wrpearson/


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Our Sponsors

Special thanks to Bayer and Cofactor Genomics for sponsoring this event!