As a part of your degree or program, you might often be asked to complete a research project. From conducting a literature review to analyzing your data, one must go through a rigorous process that requires a tremendous amount of time and effort. Now that you have completed your project, how can you showcase that your research is important and compelling? The solution is – poster presentation competitions. Why are they a useful way to share research?
In a study conducted to explore the perceptions of posters as a medium for knowledge transfer, 94% of the participants in the study found that posters were more likely to draw their attention, thereby, becoming more influential than subject content.
In addition, creating poster presentations has been linked to an increase in crucial research literacy skills of the authors.
Considering all these benefits in mind, during the Omics Research Symposium - August 2022 we organized a poster presentation competition for participants from high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate categories as well as for citizen science projects from all around the globe.
The themes of the poster presentation competition consisted of Omics and Bioinformatics; AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science; Astrobiology, and Space Omics and Computational Biology in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry.
Out of the 25+ abstracts received we selected, 16 of the finest projects for further rounds of review by the judges.
To review the poster presentations of the participants, we had a dedicated panel of judges from leading research universities and industries:
- Dr. Ramesh Kumar Kushwaha, Associate Professor - School of Allied Health Sciences, REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
- Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Postdoctoral Computational Scientist - Visiting Fellow, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States.
- Dr. Raghav Lakshminarayanan, Research Consultant and Mentor, New Orleans, LA, USA.
- Dr. Abhishek Sengupta, Assistant Professor - Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Dr. Julia Panov, Associate Director, Tauber Bioinformatics Research Center, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
Top 16 Shortlisted Final Projects
The following projects were selected for the final rounds of review by the judges:
- Sanskrita Sukla, B.Tech Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - Analysis of Transcriptomic Landscape in the Context of Nivolumab Therapy in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
- Jeevanjot Kaur, B.Tech Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - Risk factor evaluation of smoking on lung cancer using merged transcriptome datasets
- Animikha Ghosh, M.Tech Genetic Engineering, SRMIST, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Transcriptomic analysis of hippocampal subfield CA1 in Alzheimer’s disease
- Ojasvi Dutta & Shubham Kumar, M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India - In Silico Reverse Mutation Analysis of Spike Protein RBD from Different SARS-COV-2 Carrier Host
- Nivedita Arambam, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - Relapse in AML post-Allogeneic-HCT Transplantation and Intensive Chemotherapy: Transcriptomics Study Suggests Link to Neurological Disorders and therapeutic target
- Dr. Parakh Sehgal, Pratigya Das, GD Rungta College Of Science & Technology, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India - Characterization of the hypothetical protein sequence of Naegleria Fowleri using bioinformatics approach
- Aayushi Notra, M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India - Identification of critical genes associated with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Weighted Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis
- Md. Ali Ahasan Setu, B.Sc. Microbiology, Jessore University, Bangladesh - Genomic diversity of SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater samples from different geographical locations
- Ritu Sharma, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - Surveillance of SARS-COV-2 Variants of concern (VOC) from waste water samples
- Kashish Kundu, M.Sc. Bioinformatics, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - In-Silico Analysis of Transcriptional Responses to UV an Ionizing Radiations in Skin Cells
- Ankita Murmu, Ph.D. Student, Semmelweis University, Hungary, Kolawole Temitope Emmanuel, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and Ayano Temitope Ayanfunke, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria - Visualization of the chromosome 1 genomic data from the African, American, Asian and European populations
- Dr. Ranjana Dewangan, GD Rungta College Of Science & Technology, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India - Sunlight-driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine B and Auramine-O Cationic dyes by GO/NiO/Chitin Nanocomposite
- Amanpreet Kaur, B.Tech. Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - Investigating Transcriptomic Landscape of Patients to Track Tuberculosis Disease Progression
- Vasundhara Dauneria, M.Sc. Biotechnology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA - Data Study on the Correlation between Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
- Uma Jadhav, Ph.D. CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory - Machine learning approach for drug response prediction in Diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients
- Cheena Dhingra, M.Sc. Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India - Identification of Novel Biomarkers for Thyroid Cancer using Multi Omics Data Analysis
To view the poster presentations of the participants, visit - https://edu.omicslogic.com/poster-presentation-submissions-aug-2022
Poster Presentation Competition: Winner of August 2022
The participants were judged on the following factors: Introduction; Methods & Results; Discussion/Conclusion and Presentation Quality. Based on these, three participants were selected for prizes in various categories.
Dr. Uma Jadhav won the first prize for Best Technical and Research Project for her project on Machine learning approach for drug response prediction in Diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients that aims to train machine learning algorithm on gene expression data of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma specific cell models to predict the class of response to drug therapy.
To know about her experience participating in the poster presentation, visit – https://youtu.be/7QT-ZRLvWnw
Aayushi Notra won the second prize for Promising Research Direction for her project on Identification of critical genes associated with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Weighted Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis that aims to identify genes responsible for Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma using a gene co-expression network analysis approach which may act as putative therapeutic targets.
To know about her experience participating in the poster presentation, visit – https://youtu.be/JWoKgB54WsA
The third prize for Most Innovative Approach was won by Ojasvi Dutta and Shubham Kumar for their project on In Silico Reverse Mutation Analysis of Spike Protein RBD from Different SARS-COV-2 Carrier Host that aims to understand mutational events in SARS-CoV-2.
To know about their experience participating in the poster presentation, visit – https://youtu.be/6oMf_bNECDw
Ali Ahsan Setu, a student of B.Sc. Microbiology, Jessore University, Bangladesh. Here is what he had to say about his experience participating in the poster presentation competition:
“This was my first time with virtual poster presentations and it taught me a great deal. I met researchers and professionals from all around the world who presented their work, exchanged ideas, and reviewed recent breakthroughs in biological data science. This experience will benefit my future knowledge and design of research concepts. Pine Biotech is an excellent place to begin because they are incredibly professional and knowledgeable.”
Animikha Ghosh, a student of M.Tech Genetic Engineering, SRMIST, Chennai, India who presented her project for the poster presentation competition will be joining us as the Campus Ambassador and completing a second project with us. Here is what she had to say about her experience participating in the poster presentation competition:
“The poster presentation was exciting and gave me the opportunity to showcase my research work in front of speakers from other universities. I am grateful to Pine Biotech for organizing it. I wish to participate next year as well!”
To check out the winners of Omics Research Symposium - March 2022, visit - https://edu.omicslogic.com/blog/a-brief-recap-of-omics-research-symposium-2022
Feeling motivated to work on your own research project and participate in a poster presentation competition?
Then don't miss the chance to register yourself for the Bioinformatics Research Fellowship Program!
The Bioinformatics Research Fellowship Program is a structured program that guides students through various areas of Big Data Bioinformatics Research using practical examples. During this program, we go through several high-quality research publications and learn about applications of computational biology in projects these publications describe. This allows beginners to try computational biology techniques on public domain data, making it possible to work with large files and extract meaningful information from patient samples, animal models, cell lines, and microbiota. The program provides support and mentorship, therefore it is an intensive research program involving training tasks, access to our online sessions, and a guide on the implementation of learned skills to proposed research ideas.
To learn more about the program, please visit the link: https://learn.omicslogic.com/blog/post/research-fellowship-with-pine-biotech-independent-research-projects-using-bioinformatics