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Announcing our 2018 Annual Symposium

You are invited to our annual National Cancer Institute-University of Maryland (NCI-UMD) Partnership for Integrative Cancer Research Symposium which will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, at the National Institutes of Health's John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Room 640) on February 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Our Annual Symposium aims to foster interactions between NCI and UMD researchers in biophysics, systems biology, bioengineering, and bioinformatics.

University of Maryland Professor and Director of the University's Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB), Eytan Ruppin, will give a keynote talk entitled, "Urea cycle dysregulation,  pyrimidine biased mutations and enhanced  checkpoint inhibitors' response."  Dr. Ruppin's research focuses on developing and harnessing computational systems biology approaches for the genomic analysis and genome scale metabolic modeling (GSMM) of cancer.  His lab collaborates with several experimental cancer labs, aiming to utilize computational approaches to jointly gain a network-level integrative view of the systems studied, and to predict and test novel drug targets and biomarkers to treat cancer more selectively and effectively.

Researchers from other NIH institutes are welcome to participate in our symposium and collaborate with our UMD colleagues.  Please join us to learn about our current UMD graduate students who are performing collaborative research with NIH laboratories.  We will also have a series of short talks, a poster session, and extended break time to allow for discussions of possible joint research collaborations.