Omics Symposium

We are bringing together students, researchers, faculty and industry to discuss recent advances in omics data and bioinformatics. Discussions will highlight challenges, opportunities and applications - such as clinical, pharma & biotech, research, and agriculture. The symposium will be accompanied by a poster session and competition awarding prizes and giving a stage to students, faculty and research teams to present their work and get expert feedback. By joining, students will broaden their horizons and  get an opportunity to explore collaborative projects, internships, and careers. The symposium will also provide a forum to showcase the Omics Logic training programs, outcomes and new developments with educational and research resources. 

Register today to participate in the Virtual Omics Research Symposium 2022

March 31-April 01, 2022

Online Symposium Dedicated to the Latest Advances in Omics Technologies, Bioinformatics Analysis, and Project-based Education. 

The virtual research symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty, and companies to come together and discuss advances in bioinformatics. In the sessions, speakers will highlight advanced new areas for bioinformatics as a discipline, offer students and faculty insight into best practices for mastering bioinformatics skills and allow them to explore career opportunities in academia and industry. We will cover:

·· Bioinformatics - Cutting Edge Research and Applications
·· Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. programs in Bioinformatics
·· Recruiters, Industry Internships and Job Opportunities
·· Effective Resources for Training and Education
·· Prizes for the best school, college, and citizen research projects

Presenters and Speakers

Dr. Leonid Brodsky, Ph.D.

Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center Director, Israel

Dr. Leonid Brodsky authored a long list of research publications, specializing in biostatistics, mathematics and bioinformatics. His work in bioinformatics algorithm development for many years produced a number of new approaches to biomedical data analysis. Currently, Dr. Leonid Brodsky is the director of the Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center at the University of Haifa, Israel and a Scientific Advisor to many research projects.

Dr. Sona Vasudevan, Ph.D.

Director, Systems Medicine MD/MS at Georgetown University, USA

Dr. Vasudevan's research includes comparative genomics, protein classification, protein homology modeling, and molecular dynamics simulations to look at the effect of SNPs in breast cancer, evolutionary analysis, systems biology, and translational informatics. She has contributed to the development of several well-known bioinformatics tools for sequence and structure analysis.

Dr. Gus Kousoulas, Ph.D.

President of NAIPI (National Association of IDeA Principal Investigators), USA

Dr. Konstantin "Gus" Kousoulas is a professor of virology and biotechnology in the department of pathobiological sciences and director of the division of biotechnology and molecular medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU BioMMED). He is the Director of the NIH-funded Center in Experimental Infectious Disease Research and the Director of the NIH-funded Louisiana Biomedical Research Network Molecular and Cell Biology Core.

Dr. Laura Harris, Ph.D.

Research Mentor and Director of Training at Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Harris is an educator who enjoys developing curriculum that involves use of computational resources. She also enjoys mentoring others in data science and biomedical research. Her projects use bioinformatic and basic laboratory approaches to examine gene expression changes associated with antibiotic resistance in bacterial species, microbial-induced cancer, and SARS-CoV. Dr. Harris is involved with the American Society for Microbiology and has co-authored several educational and scientific papers. 

Dr. Chris Taylor, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, & Computational Biology Core, LBRN, USA

Dr. Taylor joined LSUHSC in December 2012 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology where he currently resides. He is a founding member of the Microbial Genomics Resource Group and has built an informatics laboratory at the School of Medicine focused on microbial community sequencing, analysis, and visualization. He was recently appointed as the Director of the Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Core of the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network.

Dr. Chindo Hicks, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Director, Department of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences, USA

Dr. Hicks is a program director for a bioinformatics research program with a focus on health and health disparities. His research interests included bioinformatics and computational genomics, multiplatform and multiscale data analysis and integration, genomics and epigenomics of common human diseases, pathway prediction and modeling gene regulatory networks as well as knowledge and drug discovery using big data.

Dr. Anita Ghansah, Ph.D.

Research Fellow at Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana

Dr. Ghansah is a researcher based at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in Accra, Ghana. Her research  includes building capacity in the use of P. falciparum genomic data to describe the extent of genetic diversity of the parasite, discovery of new genes and SNPs that may have biological importance and development of novel genetic analysis tools for studying well defined phenotypes such as drug resistance and vaccine efficacy.

Dr. G. P. S. Raghava

Head & Professor (CB)IIIT Delhi PhD, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India

Dr. G. P. S. Raghava received his M.Tech from IIT Delhi and PhD from Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. He worked as Postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University UK (1996-98), Bioinformatics specialist at UAMS, USA (2002-3 & 2006) and visiting professor at POSTECH, South Korea (2004). He worked as scientist for 30 years (1986-2016) in Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. His group developed more than 250 web servers, 200 research papers, 80 Copyrights/patents, 35 databases and mirror sites.

In collaboration with
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Addressing the Pressing Challenges with Data Science Education for all Life Sciences

To address pressing challenges with training all life science students in data skills for the 21st century, we will bring together experts in life science research and education to discuss how hard and soft skills they acquire will benefit their future careers in academia and research.

How Can you Get Noticed in This Community?

Learn about the critical skills needed in academic and Industry Positions. See what others are doing  and showcase your achievements and learning progress.

What are The Challenges for Universities?

Hear from the leaders in project-driven education that have demonstrable outcomes in learning, placement and research output in their bioinformatics programs.

Where is Bioinformatics Headed?

Learn about the future of Data Science and Biology: Cutting Edge Research and Applications in agriculture, medicine and biotechnology

Opportunity for Students to Showcase Their Skills and Projects

Best Presentation, Project or Collaborative Research Prizes, Virtual Poster Session and Feedback from Expert Judges.

One of the challenges for students around the world is exposure and networking with peers and experts in the field. That is why our symposium will encourage project posters to be submitted for expert feedback and discussion with the objective of selecting top project for prizes in different categories. This is especially relevant for those who are completing the summer research program by the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network (LBRN), as well as the Summer Research Fellowship program offered through Omics Logic Training. The submission is also open to all registered participants from high school, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate categories as well as for citizen science projects.

To submit your project follow the steps below:

  • Decide whether you want to join the poster session or present in a short talk
  • Submit the form to be selected for prize categories and get an email invitation
  • Follow directions in the email for submitting the full poster on or before August 15th

Submit your Abstract for Poster Presentation Competition (2022)

Research Fellows Participating in the Project Competition

Universities and Companies

There are opportunities to leverage what you know, discover a lot more and make a difference.

As a student, you might be thinking how your skills in bioinformatics can make a difference and what can you do to make an impact. That is where finding the right academic programs, knowing what kinds of topics they specialize in and targeting a profession that will help you make a difference are critical. During the symposium, our speakers will share information about the programs they are associated with and what their focus is on. Companies will tell you about the skills and experience they are looking for. 

Companies Are Hiring!

Pharmaceutical Companies

Big pharma needs big data to make decisions about new treatments, biomarkers and clinical trials.

Clinical Research Organizations (CRO)

Deciding on who to recruit and how to set up data collection based on genomic profiling

Bioinformatics and Biotechnology

From new vaccines to better food supply, these are jobs and research projects of the future.

Other Industries

A profession, research field or as an asset to start a new business of your own.

University Programs for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees


Programs that offer bioinformatics as an elective or special topic


Specialized in application or development of new methods


Programs for researchers and faculty training

What is Omics Logic?

A Growing Community of Students, Experts and Mentors

Our community leverages publicly available data, online tools for big data analysis and a network of mentors to help students learn bioinformatics, apply their skills to meaningful research projects and work with mentors on turning their projects into publications or research posters. The programs we offer provide training, access to high quality tutorials and tools anyone can learn to use independently. The program is offered at university, high school or community college levels as well as directly to citizen scientists around the world.

"I am excited to join this conference to speak about our training, find new talent and learn more about bioinformatics as a field"

Elia Brodsky
Co-founder & CEO, Pine Biotech

"India is facing a series of challenges and opportunities with bioinformatics serving the global community and building local innovation. I am excited to share about our programs and find new collaborators"

Dr. Mohit Mazumder, Ph.D.
Director of Business Development, Pine Biotech