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Translational Informatics Conference to focus on challenges and opportunities in the field

April 25, 2012

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI will present their 2012 Translational Informatics Conference this week. Experts in the fields of medical informatics, bioinformatics, clinical science, basic science and computer science from across IU and beyond will discuss challenges and opportunities in translational informatics.

Thursday’s event will focus on issues related to biobanking, and Friday’s event will look at more general translational informatics research. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, with sessions starting at 9:15 a.m. and running until 5:30 p.m. Friday’s event is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All sessions are in the Health Informatics and Translational Science Building, Room 1110, 410 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Jake Chen, associate professor of bioinformatics, will present “Computational Biomarker Discovery” from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. Mathew Palakal, associate dean for research and professor of informatics, serves on the conference steering committee.

Registration is limited. To sign up, or to see a complete schedule, visit

This event will also be available via live web streaming. To watch, visit this page. Questions may be sent to Jennifer Brown at

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