Join us for a COSMOS networking and learning meetup event on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Spark Café, Lightbank, 600 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 775, Chicago.
NOTE: Please note you must sign up for the event by Monday, March 7 as your name needs to be submitted to building security prior to the event.
This is an opportunity to meet your fellow COSMOS members (90 of us so far!). COSMOS has members from across the spectrum of Chicago's expanding biotech and academic community.
We will also be joined by Heather Wheeler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology and Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago, who will share a brief presentation on “Genomic prediction of complex traits".
Dr. Wheeler (http://hwheeler01.github.io/) is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology and Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago. Past affiliations include The University of Chicago and Stanford University. Her broad research goal is to better understand how genetic variation leads to phenotypic variation for complex traits including disease susceptibility and drug response. Her lab develops systems approaches to complex trait prediction by building computational models that leverage and integrate similarity in genetic, transcriptomic or other omics-level data. She also teaches courses within the Bioinformatics undergraduate program at Loyola ( http://luc.edu/bioinformatics/ ).
Be sure to share the event with other computational biologists, bioinformaticians and those specializing in the analysis and/or computation of molecular data and encourage them to join COSMOS.
Snacks and beer will be served!