Biochat: organizing the world's biological information through AI

Bay Area Lisp & Scheme Users Group
Bay Area Lisp & Scheme Users Group
Public group

Hacker Dojo

3350 Thomas Rd. · Santa Clara, CA, CA

How to find us

Sign in at the reception desk, then meet us in the Large Event Room.

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Hello, Hacker Ladies & Gentlemen!

Please join us for a talk on bioinformatics in Lisp by Bohdan Khomtchouk (, Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Stanford University. He will be talking about Biochat ( ), whose aim is to provide an interactive workbench through which biological databases (e.g., Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) (, miRBase (, TCGA (, Human Epigenome Atlas (, etc.) can learn to communicate with each other by matching and pairing similar data records across the biological data-verse. Biochat is written in Common Lisp.

Bohdan is a founder and organizer of the Biolisp organization ( ), and has taken over the reigns in leadership from Jeff Shrager (at Stanford) and Peter Karp (at SRI). He is working on building a community in the Bay Area & San Francisco. He wanted me to make sure to say that Biolisp welcomes anyone interested in Lisp (any dialect), in data science, or in biology.

Bohdan was a keynote speaker ( at the 2017 European Lisp Symposium . He was first author of: .

After Bohdan's talk, you're welcome to speak, too. The rest of the talks will be five-minute "lightning" talks, with five-minute Q&A after each. BALisp is a friendly audience. We'd love to hear about your work or hobby project, so please give a talk. The more, the merrier! If you'd like to give a talk, either let me know in advance through, or just tell me when you arrive.

After the talks, we'll mingle and have snacks.

We're looking forward to seeing you there!

P.S.: During the meeting, the HD-Events wifi network will be available with this password: e7eyqd.