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Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science


Thursday, March 28, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hilton Birmingham at UAB
808 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205

ATTIS ‘19 offers UAB faculty, postdoc trainees, and graduate students an opportunity to learn about latest informatics research and applications in biomedical sciences at UAB. This year’s event will occur as a pre-conference symposium of MCBIOS ’19 (Annual Conference of the Midsouth Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society). The symposium's theme this year will focus on “bioinformatics applications”, by focusing on scientific findings and how they were enabled with bioinformatics and functional genomics techniques including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenomics and various applications of next-generation sequencing.


Registration is FREE. Online registration is now closed but you can register on-site tomorrow.  


Download Progam here. 

8:30 - 8:45


Alex Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology, Informatics Institute, UAB

8:45 - 9:00

Resolution of Highly Proliferative Plasmablasts in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Oluwagbemiga Ojo
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, UAB

9:00 - 9:15

T cell Receptor Sequencing Reveals Recruitment of Regulatory T Cells From the Periphery into Omental Tumors

Mingyong Liu
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, UAB

9:15 - 9:30

Meiotic Recombination in Human Genomes:  a Landscape of Crossovers and Non-Crossover gene conversions

Peng Xu, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics, Informatics Institute, UAB

9:30 - 9:45

ALAS2 Expression is a Potential Biomarker of COPD Cachexia

Ava Wilson, MS
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, UAB

9:45 - 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:15

Downstream Analysis with PAGER

Jake Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics, Informatics Institute, UAB

10:15 - 10:30

DeBreak: Deciphering the Exact Breakpoints of Structural Variants using Long Sequencing Reads

Yu Chen
Department of Genetics, Informatics Institute, UAB 

10:30 - 10:45

Explore, Analyze, and Publish RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, and Gene Function Data with Integrated Genome

Ann Loraine, Ph.D.
Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte 

10:45 - 11:00

The Kinomics Toolbox and Xenoline Tracker: Web APIs for Interactive, Integrative Data Analysisand Exploration

Alex Dussaq, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology, UAB

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:15

Bioinformatic Approaches to Untangling Epigenetic Complexity

Devin Absher, Ph.D.
HudsonAlpha Institute, Huntsville AL

Steering Committee

Alex Rosenberg (Chair), Jake Chen, Elliot Lefkowitz, Zechen Chong, David Crossman, Amanda Carballo, Heather Watts and Nafisah Ajala