March 26, 2014 @ Howard University – Armour J. Blackburn University Center – Washington, DC



Abstract Submission Closed: 03/02/14
Poster Acceptance Notification: 03/07/14
Pre-Registration Closed: 03/14/14
On-site Registration: 03/26/14


  • Hilton Garden Inn
    1225 1st Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    (202) 408-4870
  • Refer to "ACB@HU Symposium" for group rate at $299 per night.


Symposium Agenda

The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Howard University College of Medicine will present its inaugural computational biology and informatics symposium, “Advancing Computational Biology @ Howard University Symposium,” March 26, 2014 at Howard University Blackburn Center.

The symposium will highlight the important work performed by the Howard University science community, its partners, and affiliates. Participants will include researchers and professionals from the public and private sectors. Presentations will address current activities that provide contemporary computational biology and bioinformatics research in fields including engineering, computational sciences, and math. The program will include discussions on molecular simulation, molecular recognition, genomics, big data, cheminformatics, and molecular design. Abstract poster presentations about computational biology, data analysis, molecular formulations and their significance to the studies of social, behavioral, and biological systems will also take place. The symposium provides a platform to communicate broadly the important computational biology and bioinformatics advances within the HU science community while addressing the relationship between science—the systematic involvement of cutting edge biomedical research tools and approaches—and the disproportionate share of disease burden on minorities. Six CME credits will be available for attendance at the symposium.

New Announcement

The Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) has gracefully agreed to sponsor the Best Poster Presentation by a Post-Doc or Graduate Student. The winning Post-Doc or Graduate will receive an MBI conference award. The conference award is a full travel award (transportation and local accommodation) for the winning post-doc or graduate student to attend one MBI workshop of the winner's choice in the upcoming year. To learn more Mathematical Biosciences Institute, visit their website at

Program Outline

Registration Closed

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM :: Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM :: Welcome Remarks / Opening Session
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM :: SESSION I – Molecular Simulation and Molecular Recognition
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM :: SESSION II – NextGen Sequencing: Big Data Driven Discoveries
on the Frontiers of Biology
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM :: LUNCHEON – Protein Bioinformatics
Limited Seating.
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM :: SESSION III – Cheminformatics and Molecular Design
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM :: Poster Presentations / Closing Reception