NEWSPh.D. Student Hovakim Grabksi at Bioinformatics Conference
Ph.D. Student Hovakim Grabksi at Bioinformatics Conference
On July 21-25, Hovakim Grabksi, a Ph.D. student of Russian-Armenian University in Biology participated in the 25th international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), the flagship meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) that took place in Prague, Czech Republic. This year ISMB joined forces with the European Conference on Computational Biology (16th Annual Conference), thus becoming the most important computational biology event in 2017 globally.
The event’s chief focus was on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems.
Grown to become the world's largest bioinformatics/computational biology conference, the event drew more than 2000 attendees from world’s leading universities, including Harvard Medical School, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and representatives of major publishing houses, such as Elsevier, Oxford Press, BMC Bioinformatics (Springer), featuring in Scopus and Web of Science. Conference participants discussed matters related to computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and adjacent fields.
As Hovakim mentioned, the conference was quite a large-scale event, “The number of reports was huge, topics ranged from computational biophysics to translational medicine. There I also had a chance to see my mentors from Google Summer of Code Dr. Andreas Dräger and Dr. Alexander Pico, as well as Prof. Pavel Pevzner”.
Hovakim was one of the four participants, who received a grant to partly cover his expenses for the conference. The event was sponsored by such IT giants as Intel and IBM.
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