The Computational Genomics Summer Institute at UCLA is a unique opportunity for junior and senior scholars in Bioinformatics to foster collaborative relationships, accelerate problem-solving, and unleash the full potential of their projects.

What happened in 2016?

Over the span of 21 days, CGSI offered 22 research talks and 25 tutorials from senior scholars, 25 mini presentations from junior scholars, 6 journal clubs that met daily for 2 weeks, 1 faculty panel, and 20 social events.

Who Attended CGSI Programs in 2016?

19 instructors • 49 short program participants • 38 long program participants

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Subdisciplines in 2016 included: Bioinformatics • Genomics • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Computational Biology • Cancer Genomics • Epidemiology • Evolutionary Genetics • Genetic Medicine • Numerical Methods • High Performance Computing • Population Genetics • Mathematics • Software Engineering • Neurology • Computational Statistics • Statistical Genetics

What do People Say about CGSI?

“Overall, I’ve met many new people (potential collaborators), learned many new things, and kept up to date on what’s going on in the field. It was great! Will definitely be back next year!”

“Thank you again for organizing this great course, lectures were inspiring, events were so much fun, and it was a great environment to tie lasting friendships and collaborations, I am so happy to have been part of it.”

“The assembly of speakers was quite nice. The topics were quite broad and covered timely topics in our field.”

“I very much enjoyed a large number of the talks, and it was great to meet and talk to so many people. Coffee breaks were great. Journal clubs were great.”

“The social events were great!! Some people (myself included) have a super difficult time talking or meeting new people in a purely social setting. The journal clubs were also great, because it was much easier to meet people when there was a natural topic of discussion to follow.”