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Registration Closes: March 25, 2016
Interpreters will be present for the hearing impaired.

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Symposium Opening & Welcome
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM SESSION I — Disease Informatics
Moderator: Philip Kurian

Bioinformatic Challenges for DNA-seq and RNA-seq Experiments – Lin-San Wang, PhD

Computational Approaches for Pathogen Detection and Microbiome Characterization – Keith A. Crandall, PhD

Harnessing Multi-System Regulation to Identify Optimal Treatment Courses for Complex Chronic Illnesses – Travis Craddock, PhD
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION II — Molecular Simulation & Design
Moderator: Yayin Fang

Session Speaker – Jerome Baudry, PhD

Investigating the Mechanism of Chiral Recognition by Molecular Micelles with Molecular Dynamics Stimulations – Kevin Morris, PhD

Modelling and Conformational Dynamics of Ebolavirus Copolymerase Protein, VP35 – Christian Parry, PhD
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM LUNCHEON Keynote — Role of Biology in Cancer Incidence and Treatment
Moderator: William M. Southerland, PhD

A Biomedical Informatics Framework to Support Genomics Enabled Precision Oncology – John Carpten, PhD

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1:45 PM – 3:15 PM SESSION III — Genomics & Big Data
Moderator: Georgia M. Dunston, PhD

Big Data in Bioinformatics: Pitfalls, Potential, and Partnerships – Renata Afi Rawlings-Goss, PhD

Session Speaker – Kevin P. Rosenblatt

Identifying SNPs and Structural Variations by Analyzing Population Sequencing Data – Linyong Mao, PhD
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Poster Presentations & Networking Reception
RCMI Core Facilities Workshop
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Poster Award Presentations & Symposium Closing

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The ACB@HU Symposium is supported by Howard University and the CCBB is a Howard University Research Centers in Minority Institutions (HU RCMI) facility supported [in part] by Award Number G12MD007597 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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