Recent Bioinformatics conferences worldwide 2015

#1:Intelisys 2015

The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Intelligent Systems in Bioinformatics, Chem-Informatics, Business Intelligence, Social Media and Cybernetics 2015
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Intelligent Systems in Bioinformatics, Chem-Informatics, Business Intelligence, Social Media and Cybernetics 2015 (InteliSys 2015), which will be held at the Bali Dynasty Resort, Bali, Indonesia, during 19 – 20 December 2015.
  • The 1st InteliSys already held successfully in Gran Melia Hotel, Jakarta Indonesia in 2013. On 2014, the InteliSys 2014 already held in Double Tree Hilton Hotel Jakarta. The 3rd InteliSys 2015 will be held in the Bali Dynasty Resort, Bali Indonesia.

Important Dates

HARD DEADLINE Paper Submission:
3 November 2015 Notification of Paper Acceptance:
7 November 2015 Camera Ready Paper Submission:
12 November 2015 Authors Registration Deadline:
12 November 2015 Conference Date:
19 - 20 December 2015

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#2:International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Bioscience

The aim objective of the 2015 International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Bioscience (ICBBB 2015) is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biochemistry and Bioscience (ICBBB 2015) will be held in DELHI, INDIA  29th and 30th December 2015.

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#3:ICABEE

ICABEE 2015. It will be held during December 10-11, 2015 at Rome, Italy. ICABEE 2015 is being organised by institute of Research Engineers and Doctors to bring together innovative acadamics and industrial experts in the field of Bio-Informatics and Environmental Engineering to a common forum. All the registered papers will be published by the IRED Conference Publishing System (only CD media) and it will be made available in the Seek Digital Library.
ICABEE-2015 will provide an Excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in Bio-Informatics and Environmental Engineering . The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet the share cutting-edge development in the field.

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#4:BECBAB-2015

National Conference on Recent Trends in Biomedical Engineering, Cancer Biology, Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (BECBAB-2015) Invites research papers for National conference in J.N.U., New Delhi. All Selected papers will be published as chapters in edited book/conf. Proceeding having ISBN and few high-end papers will be published in international Journal having ISSN
Organized by: Krishi Sanskriti
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 20th November 2015

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#5:BIOENG '15

BIOENG '15 / II. International Bioengineering Conference on Aspects of Bioengineering
Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI"
Organized by: DAKAM

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#6:CSBio 2015

The 6th International Conference on Computational Systems-Biology and Bioinformatics (CSBio 2015)
With the advancement in next-generation molecular technology in generating the high-throughput "omics" data, life science has come to the era of "big data". To extract biological knowledge from the data, and translate it into benefits for society (e.g. better medicine and healthcare), novel and advanced computational tools are needed for data analysis. CSBio 2015 would like to invite researchers and industrial counterparts to meet at this event to exchange ideas and stimulate research collaborations.

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#7:ICHLSR

7th International Conference on Healthcare and Life Science Research (ICHLSR), 13-14, November, 2015, Singapore
  • Conference Dates : November 13-14, 2015
  • Conference Venue : Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Executive Centre 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673
  • Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions : November 11, 2015
  • Contact E-Mail ID : [email protected]
  • Conference Convener : Dr. D Lazarus (+91-95214 59120)
  • Languages : English
  • Other possible Language : Chinese, Malay, Thai, Persian
(Vernacular Session will be organized for minimum 5 or more participants of particular language)
(Only english language, full-length, original papers will be considered for publication in conference journals)
Online Application Form: Click Here to Apply
List of Communicating Authors: Click Here

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#8:ICCRI 2015

2015 The 4th International Conference on Control, Robotics and Informatics (ICCRI 2015) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, during December 26-27, 2015.
The ICCRI conference is an international forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Control, Robotics and Informatics. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. We warmly welcome previous and prospected authors submit your new research papers to ICCRI Conference, and share the valuable experiences with the scientist and scholars around the world.
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  • All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. The full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.

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#9:ITACT 2015

The IEEE International Conference on Trends in Automation, Communication and Computing Technologies (ITACT 2015), will be held in Bangalore, India from 21st to 22ndDecember 2015.
ITACT 2015 is devoted to the dissemination of new ideas, research and works in progress within the fields of automation, communication , power systems, bioinformatics, avionics controls and computer information systems.
  • ‘ITACT 2015’ Conference aims to bring together researchers, industry experts, scientists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, standards, techniques, challenges, theories, and good practices in the latest development of engineering and information technology.

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#10:ICIIC 2015

The 4th International Conference on Information and Intelligent Computing (ICIIC 2015) will be held in Tokyo, Japan, during December 26-27, 2015.
The ICIIC conference is an international forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of Information and Intelligent Computing. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. We warmly welcome previous and prospected authors submit your new research papers to ICIIC Conference, and share the valuable experiences with the scientist and scholars around the world.

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 with Intel® Xeon Phi™
E4 Computer Engineering SpA, founded in 2002, specializes in the production of professional IT systems and their integration into complex architectures in order to realize solutions ranging from high-performance computing (HPC) to the more typical Enterprise , to the realization of Data Center "turnkey" .
E4 made the best use of Intel® Xeon® and Intel Xeon Phi™ to deliver a powerful solution for Bioinformatics and Genomic sequencing as told during ISC15 Frankfurt by Piero Altoè, VP Research &Innovation – E4 Computer Engineering

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The four year PhD Prize Studentships are our flagship fully-funded awards, which are open tooutstanding candidates of any nationality without restriction. Support for the programme comes from a variety of sources including the University of Oxford, the Medical Research Council and the Clarendon Fund. We expect to make around 15-20 awards annually to students of the highest calibre. Students are full members of the University of Oxford and receive a stipend of £18,000/annum when they are based in the UK. In exceptional circumstances, additional awards may be made. The NDM Prize Scholarship awards allow students to focus on research in a single laboratory for the full 4 years.

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More details on the application process and the wide range of projects are available on our website. Individual supervisors can also be contacted by email about their projects. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 8th of January 2016. Interviews will take place on the 26th and 27th January 2016.
Our doctoral students receive in-depth training by working on their own research project for the full four years of study. In 2016, we expect to make 15 to 20 awards to students of the highest calibre.
  • Annual £18,000 stipend
  • College and University fees paid
  • Open to outstanding candidates of any nationality

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for Top Female Scientists

Aim of the Fellowship

Delft University of Technology is aiming to substantially increase the number of top female faculty members. To help accelerate this, Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile, tenure-track positions to top female scientists in research fields in which Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is active.
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What's unique about the Fellowship

As a fellow you will be offered the unique chance to establish your own research programme of international repute, including generous start-up funding. The five-year fellowships are awarded at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level.

TU Delft - Home of Innovation


  • Duration of contract: 6 years with evaluation for permanent employment after max 5 years

Salary scale:

Assistant professor  €3324-5171 gross per month
Associate professor  €4607-6160 gross per month
Full professor  €5103-8971 gross per month

Job description

The Delft Technology Fellowship offers high-profile, tenure-track positions to top female scientists in research fields in which Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is active. As a fellow you will be offered the unique chance to establish your own research programme of international repute, including generous start-up funding. The five-year fellowships are awarded at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level.
  • Delft University of Technology works at providing new ground-breaking insights and solutions to urgent societal problems around the world. Thanks to its top scientists and unique, large-scale technological research facilities, this university offers world-level multidisciplinary research and education.

Requirements

You are a highly talented and motivated pioneer holding a PhD in a relevant discipline, with the ambition necessary to become a full Professor. You have a proven drive for scientific excellence demonstrated, for example, by publications in first-rate, international scientific journals, the ability to compete for external research funding and an extensive international network. You have a few years of post-doctoral working experience in research groups in industry or academia, preferably including experience outside of the Netherlands.
  • Depending on your level of experience you either are, or have the clear potential to develop into, an academic leader who guides and inspires her group. You have excellent communication and social skills, a coaching leadership style and experience in supervising research projects. You are self-critical and able to align your personal ambition with being an inspiring member of a team of first-rate colleagues.
  • You have educational experience and an affinity for teaching, as you are expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the department’s teaching programme.
  • The fellowship programme is open to scientists currently not employed by TU Delft.

Conditions of employment

  • TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in the existing tenure-track development programme. An informal mentoring scheme will be in place to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • TU Delft can facilitate career advisory services for your partner (if applicable) to help him/her find a suitable position within the Netherlands.
  • Specific standards are set for the English competency of the teaching staff. If necessary, we will offer you training to improve your proficiency in English.

Information and application

For general information about the Delft Technology Fellowship, please send your question to[email protected] or visit the website of Delft Technology Fellowship or visit www.jobsindelft.com/fellowship. The application procedure is open from 12 October 2015 until 8 January 2016. Applications should include the following:
  • Cover letter including your motivation, the faculty/department of interest and the position desired (Assistant, Associate or full Professor level)
  • CV including a statement of education, research and leadership as well as a detailed list of your publications and achievements
  • Contact information of 4 references: e-mail and telephone
  • Research proposal for the fellowship (4-5 pages, no format prescribed)
Please e-mail your application materials from 12 October 2015 to [email protected]nl.

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Lundbeck Foundation wishes to award PhD scholarships for doctoral research in biomedical sciences at Danish research institutions. Scholarships are granted for free and independent, Danish-based research of the highest international quality in biomedical sciences.Scholarships are for a fixed amount and cover salary, tuition fees and contribution towards the operation of a project. The size of the scholarship depends on the recipient's education and whether the recipient is employed at a university or a hospital. The Foundation requires the recipient of the scholarship to enrol as a PhD student at the university. It is possible to apply for partial coverage if the project is co-financed by, e.g., a university. In order to ensure that the PhD student receives optimal support and guidance, the Foundation requires that the application be submitted by the student's supervisor and not by the student him or herself. If possible, the future PhD student should be co-applicant on the application.

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  • Supervisors can only submit one application for the application rounds with deadline November 25, 2015. It is however possible to apply for running costs for the project in question.
  • Applications for PhD projects that have been rejected within 12 months before the application deadline will not be reviewed
Applications can be submitted through the Foundation's application system.

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James Cook University (JCU) is one of the worlds leading institutions focusing on the tropics. With campuses in Townsville, Cairns and Singapore, JCU is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) has recently been established at JCU with $84 million in establishment funding from the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments. AITHM aspires to be a world-leading health and medical research institute addressing health problems of major importance to tropical Australia, South East Asia, the Pacific and the tropics worldwide. AITHM research spans both basic and applied and AITHM is committed to health and medical research directed towards rural, remote, Indigenous and underserved communities in the tropics worldwide.

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  • AITHM has a number of PhD scholarships available for outstanding and highly motivated students with an interest in tropical health and medical research who wish to undertake a PhD at JCU in 2016. For further information, please click on the links below:

PhD Research Areas

AITHM's research is structured across six research themes, which reflect AITHM's research priorities. PhD projects will be available in one or more of these themes:
  • Theme A. Re-emerging infectious diseases, vectors and Australia’s health security. Specific diseases of interest include Tuberculosis and other Mycobacteria, Malaria, Dengue, Filariasis, soil transmitted helminths, Group A Streptococcus, neglected tropical diseases and vector borne diseases.
  • Theme B. Health Systems Research and Indigenous Health Research. This theme focuses on workforce development and health service delivery to rural, remote and Indigenous populations in tropical Australia and the Pacific.
  • Theme C. Chronic Diseases with high prevalence in Tropical Australia. Specific areas of interest include diabetes, allergy and asthma, the intersection between chronic and infectious diseases, including the association of gut microbiome and chronic disease, and peripheral vascular disease, including pre-clinical work to identify risk factors and novel treatment targets, and clinical studies to test novel therapies.
  • Theme D. Molecular Development of Therapeutics. Research in this theme employs cross-disciplinary approaches to the development and trialing of compounds and targets, with a particular focus on translating bioactive compounds from tropical fauna to new pharmaceutical products, such as drugs, vaccines or diagnostics. 
  • Theme E. Genetic and epigenetic aspects of disease. This theme focuses on the application of deep sequencing and bioinformatics techniques to research activities in Themes A and C.
  • Theme F. Occupational Health and Safety. Accidents and injuries associated with key industries in rural and remote North Queensland.
For further information regarding AITHM's research, and to identify potential PhD Advisors,  please visit the AITHM website. Please also visit the Eligibility section of this website for further information on identifying PhD Advisors and projects.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an AITHM Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be available to commence their PhD by no later than 30 June 2016.
  • All applicants must have a JCU/AITHM researcher who has agreed to act as Advisor should their AITHM scholarship application be successful. Please visit the AITHM website for information on AITHM researchers. Once you have identified a researcher of interest, please contact them directly to ascertain their interest and availability to act as your Advisor and to discuss potential PhD projects.
The following JCU/AITHM Research Centre websites may also be useful in finding an Advisor working in an area of relevance to AITHM:

Potential Advisors can also be found by visiting the JCU Research Portfolio website.

Funding Details

What does the AITHM Scholarship provide?

  • $28,000 per annum
  • 3 years full time study
  • Applications welcomed from domestic and international students. Fee waivers will be available for international students who meet JCU requirements. Further information regarding tuition fees and waiver of fees is available here:

How can I apply?

How to submit an application for a 2016 AITHM PhD Scholarship.

Make sure  you have read and understood the AITHM 2016 PhD Scholarship eligibility requirements, Scholarship funding details and familiarised yourself with our AITHM research areas. For Queensland applicants, make sure you have read our special note to Queensland applicants.

2016 AITHM PhD Scholarships Flyer


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VBC PhD Programme: Empowering Curious Researchers
Here you will find the freedom and means to develop a brilliant PhD project.
The Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD Programme in Life Sciences has been successfully running since 1993, providing students from all over the world with exceptional training. As a student at the VBC PhD Programme you will be supervised by a top scientist and have full access to state-of-the-art facilities, thus giving you an opportunity to launch a successful scientific career.
The Vienna Biocenter Campus is extremely dynamic and highly multidisciplinary with research areas ranging from molecules to populations.
The VBC PhD Programme is jointly organized by IMP, IMBA, GMI and MFPL; the degree is awarded by the University of Vienna. The VBC programme has established itself as one of the premier programs in biology and life sciences in the heart of Europe.

The Vienna Biocenter (VBC)


How to Apply

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Eligibility

To apply to our programme you must have the following:

  • Fully completed application form submitted before the relevant deadline
  • A Master degree or equivalent or anticipate receiving before enrolment, a university degree that would formally qualify you to enter a PhD or equivalent programme in the country where you obtain your degree
  • Give the full details of two referees
  • Have a high level of both spoken and written English
  • Be preferably under 30 years of age at the time of application

Applicants with Non-European Master Degree

Applicants that do not hold a Master degree or equivalent from a European University may be asked to provide GRE scores.

UK/US Applicants

We welcome applicants from the United States and other countries with an Anglican education system. Applicants from Australia, Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom (UK), and New Zealand are able to enter our programme with a BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) in a Life Sciences related subject but MUST have a significant amount of research experience. United States students should contact the programme administrator to enquire if their BA degree fulfils the requirements for admission to the VBC programme and that they have a significant amount of research experience.

Application Process

  • A panel of VBC faculty first reviews all complete applications. Candidates with strong academic achievements, clear scientific thinking, and dedication and interest in research are invited to Vienna for interviews. All prospective students come to the VBC campus for five days, during which, they have the opportunity to find out more about the programme, life in Vienna, and research at the VBC.
  • The VBC PhD programme covers travel costs and accommodation during the visit. A formal interview on the second day requires the prospective students to present a short “journal club” and their own research experience to a panel of VBC faculty. More details about the formal interview are provided to students when they are invited.
  • Candidates who perform well in the interview then have two days to discuss potential research projects with individual group leaders and get to know the different labs. During this discussion period, students prioritize the groups they would like to join. Finally, group leaders offer positions to the students who best fit the project and the lab. Candidates have 3 weeks to accept or decline the offer.

Application Deadlines

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Tuition Fees

EU Citizens

  • Students from Austria, other EU/EEA member states are exempt from the tuition fee as long as they study within the minimum duration of their degree program plus two additional semesters (six semesters). In this case students pay only the students' union fee of € 18 until the end of the extended admission period. After the six semesters you will have to pay the tuition fee of € 381.36.

Non-EU Citizens

  • Depending on your citizenship you will need to pay either €381.36 or €744.72 per semester or you will be granted remission from the tuition fee.

Refund of Tuition Fees

  • All students that are recruited through the VBC PhD programme will have their tuition fees refunded by the respective institute in the event of them having to pay any fees.

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Applications for the 2016 Crick PhD Programme are now open. The application deadline is 12:00 noon (GMT) on Wednesday, 11th November 2015.
The Crick PhD programme, which is designed to attract the brightest scientific minds from around the world, presents a fabulous opportunity for highly motivated and exceptionally talented individuals to embark on their career in biomedical research.
At present, the Crick has more than 200 PhD students at various stages of their four-year PhDs. The students contribute to the international flavour of the Crick, with many students from elsewhere in the EU or from further afield. The energy and enthusiasm of the student population are a vital part of Crick's research community, and the comprehensive Crick PhD programme ensures that all students have strong future career prospects in science.

Welcome to the Crick


2016 Student Recruitment

Applications for the 2016 Crick PhD Programme are now open. The application deadline is 12:00 noon (GMT) on Wednesday, 11th November 2015.

Eligibility

We are looking for talented and motivated graduates, with backgrounds in biological sciences, physics, mathematics, computer science and/or chemistry who have decided that they want to do a PhD. Our standard eligibility criteria are:
  • Hold or expect to gain a first/upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Have appropriate research experience as part of, or outside of, a university degree course and/or a Masters degree in a relevant subject
  • Are able to satisfy the Crick English Language requirements (see FAQs).

Students of all nationalities can apply for the Crick PhD programme.

  • Applicants should note, however, that restrictions may apply to some PhD projects. Any eligibility restrictions will be noted at the bottom of the specific PhD positions page.

2016 Crick PhD Positions


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The graduate student program offers a unique multidisciplinary PhD training on Microbial Nitrogen Cycling approached from the three complementary areas of Microbial Ecology,Functional Genomics and Ecosystem Research at the University of Vienna. Our mission is to provide an excellent interdisciplinary education, extensive laboratory training and international networking. For more details on this PhD program, details on PhD topics and the participating faculty see http://www.phd-n-cycle.at.
Ten PhD positions funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for up to 4 years are available from January 1, 2016 in Vienna. The program will be open to students who hold a Master of Science degree (or an equivalent qualification) in Ecology, Biogeochemistry, (Environmental) Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or related fields. The official language of the program is English.

Welcome to the University of Vienna

The following projects and supervisors are part of the program:

Terrestrial Ecosystems and Eukaryote/Microbe Interaction:


Metabolic Flexibility and Niche Differentiation:

How to Apply


Applications should be sent as a single pdf file to [email protected], including a motivation letter, your preferred topics, CV (including grades and - possibly - scientific publications). Additionally, two recommendation letters should be directly sent by the referees to the same address. Application deadline: November 15th 2015. Selected applicants will be invited for interviews beginning of December 2015.

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We are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to work on the assembly and annotation of insect genomes. You will join the Non-vertebrate Genomics team at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), located on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
  • Biting midges of the genus Culicoides are important vectors of animal diseases. The whitefly Bemisia tabaci is the vector of a variety of important crop diseases, including viral diseases of cassava. We have funding from the United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to work on both of these important insects. Our role in both these projects involves genome annotation, assembly, and comparative analysis, in the context of international collaborative efforts to understand the biology and enable the control of the diseases they spread. This work will be embedded within the wider efforts of the Ensembl Metazoa project, in which we organise and disseminate genome-scale data from invertebrate species to enable and accelerate scientific research as part of the wider service mission of the EBI.
  • We are looking to hire a creative and experienced Bioinformatician to drive these projects forward. The successful candidate will be interested in insect biology, and enthusiastic about collaborating with our partners to use the emerging data to research the serious pathologies caused by the viruses these insects transmit. They will also be interested in the development of the Ensembl platform at all levels (from specification through to implementation) to maximise the impact of these new genomic data on the relevant research communities.
  • EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and is Europe's leading provider of information services to biological researchers in academia and industry. EMBL-EBI staff enjoy many benefits including sports facilities, a free shuttle bus to Cambridge and other nearby centres, and an attractive working environment set in 55 acres of parkland alongside being close to major transport links to London. Our salary scales are very competitive.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicants should have a degree in a biological or computer science, and at least 2 years of proven bioinformatics experience. A relevant higher degree such as an MSc in Bioinformatics or Computer Science, PhD or equivalent work experience is required. Experience of data delivery in the context of large collaborative projects is particularly relevant. Candidates should be able to demonstrate expertise in one or many of the following: next generation sequencing, genome assembly, annotation, and data management.
  • Applicants should be highly proficient in at least 1 modern programming language (e.g. Perl, Java) and the use of relational database management systems. Knowledge of NoSQL data storage, workflow/grid/cloud technologies, and the Ensembl platform, are desirable but not essential. Candidates must be open to working with additional technologies according to the needs of the projects.
  • Maintaining communication with our partners, and with other team members, will be critical to the success of the work: good communication and interpersonal skills are therefore essential as you will be expected to represent the team at international meetings, give presentations, contribute to training materials and courses both internally and externally and produce project specific and general user documentation. A flexible mind set, a capacity for independent work, and a high level of intellectual curiosity are additionally required.

Benefits

  • EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation.
  • We provide a dynamic, international working environment and have close ties with the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

Application Instructions





Additional Information


  • We welcome applications irrespective of gender and appointment will be based on merit alone. Applications are welcome from all nationalities - visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.
  Applications for the position will close at midnight on the date listed above.

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Two positions are available at the level of Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Instructor. One position is for candidates experienced in tumor immunology and immunotherapy. Our research is focused on understanding immunosuppression in the lymphoma and myeloma tumor microenvironment and development of novel immunotherapeutic strategies for patients with lymphoma and myeloma. Applicants should be graduates with a Ph.D. in immunology, cell biology or molecular biology and should be proficient in immunological and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, T cell cloning, T cell engineering, animal models, and gene editing technologies. The second position is for candidates with experience in Bioinformatics. Applications must be proficient with analysis of genomic data, able to program in R, and familiar with processing and analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Additional skills in biostatistics or web programming are desirable. Candidates should be self-motivated and career oriented. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, multiple publications, and strong reference letters are required. Interested candidates may send cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references to Sattva S. Neelapu, M.D.; Email: [email protected]

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

  • The new Centre for Evolution and Cancer within the ICR is supported by a Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust. We focus on interrogating clonal evolution in tumours by studying the dynamics of heterogeneous cancer cell populations and their microenvironment. We make use of multi-region genomic profiling, single-cell genetics, computational histopathological analysis and mathematical modelling to reconstruct the past evolutionary history of tumours and predict their future. In particular, we are interested in the dynamics of cancer clone development in patients and the impact of therapy. We also aim at integrating our newly generated data with existing large-scale genomic datasets to delineate evolutionary trajectories in large cohorts, with the goal of developing novel evolutionary biomarkers that have predictive and prognostic value. For more information please visit http://www.icr.ac.uk/our-research/our-research-centres/centre-for-evolution-and-cancer and http://www.icr.ac.uk/news-features/latest-features/the-centre-for-evolution-and-cancer.
  • Our six teams have a strong international track record in applying the principles of evolutionary biology to cancer. We work closely with the ICR’s Tumour Profiling Unit for the genomic profiling and collaborate extensively with other scientists in the ICR, oncologists in the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust as well as with an international network of colleagues in the field of cancer evolutionary biology. For more information please visit http://www.icr.ac.uk/Media/centres-and-initiatives/cec-prospectus-updated-january-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

We seek two talented bioinformatics scientists to join the newly established Bioinformatics group. The appointed individuals will lead the development of computational pipelines for the analysis of cancer genomics data with particular focus on next-generation sequencing data (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, etc). The two bioinformaticians will also be involved in the development of novel tools for cancer evolution analysis. They will also be engaged in collaborative research projects within the Centre and beyond, potentially resulting in high profile publications. They will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in areas related to the Centre's activities.

  • Informal enquiries about these posts (including arrangements to visit the ICR/Centre) are welcome and may be directed to Dr Stefano Lise, Head Bioinformatician designate, by email: [email protected].
  • To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (addressing where you meet the person specification, and incl. the names and addresses of two referees) online.

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The Center for Personal Diagnostics (CPD, cpdlab.biodesign.asu.edu) at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University is seeking a PhD-level Bioinformatics Research Scientist who will provide bioinformatics expertise to our research group in processing and analysis of genome-scale data to gain insights on human physiology and diseases. We are specialized in biomarker research aided by high-throughput genomics and proteomics applications, and equipped with fully automated robotic systems for gene cloning, microarray production/processing, as well as next-generation DNA sequencers. To operate and support the high-paced research activities, we have developed and operated sophisticated databases and software tools. We are also a part of Genomics and Bioinformatics Core at the Biodesign Institute and provide bioinformatics supports to both on- or off-campus researchers in a broad aspects of research projects, including genomics, proteomics, phylogenetics, mathematical modeling, and statistics.

Biodesign Ten Year Signature

  • As a member of bioinformatics team at CPD and the Genomics/Bioinformatics Core, he/she will 1) participate in processing and computational/statistical analysis of genomic, proteomic, and transcriptomic data sets, 2) participate in development and maintenance of bioinformatics tools/pipelines for analysis of systems-level data, 3) communicate and collaborate with both internal and external researchers, and 4) participate in writing scientific manuscripts and grant proposals.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, genomics, molecular biology or related fields
  • Minimum 2 years of post-doctoral research experience (either academic or industrial) in analysis of high-content biological data (e.g. next-generation sequencing or high-throughput screening data)
  • Proficiency in scientific computing and programming/scripting languages (e.g. Python or Java) in UNIXplatforms
    Experience in analysis of biomedical data sets by using public software packages (e.g. R/Bioconductor and Biopython)
  • Sound knowledge on systems-level biological data (e.g. gene annotations, pathways, and interactomes), genomic/proteomic data resources (e.g. NCBI, Ensembl, COSMIC, and UniProt), and pre-clinical research (e.g. functional genomics and biomarker discovery)
  • Communication and interpersonal skills essential for interacting with internal/external researchers
  • Experience in writing scientific documents (e.g. manuscripts and grant proposals)
  • Detail oriented, flexible, self-motivated, excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to work as part of a team

Desired Qualifications:

  • Wet lab experience in molecular and cellular biology
  • Experience in next-generation sequencing data processing and analysis
  • Experience in high-content data visualization/analysis (e.g. network analysis) and statistical analysis
  • Experience in high-performance parallel computing
  • Experience in development/maintenance of scientific software and databases
Department Statement The Center for Personalized Diagnostics is a research center within the Biodesign Institute that focuses on personalized medicine. Promising advances in the area of personalized medicine have shown us that life-threatening diseases are as distinct in character as the individuals they afflict. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics has been established with an eye toward overcoming the health care challenges posed by disease variance. Our Center is developing new diagnostic tools to pinpoint the molecular manifestations of disease based on individual patient profiles. The strategy promises not only to improve therapeutic care, but also to greatly reduce treatment costs by allowing for early disease detection.
  • Close Date: Oct 23, 2015 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every two weeks until the search is closed.

Instructions to Apply

Send email to [email protected] with cover letter and resume, which should clearly illustrate how prior education, knowledge, and experience meet the required and desired qualifications stated in this requisition.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
ASU’s full non‐discrimination statement
https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
Title IX statement https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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4-Year PhD programme overview
Students spend the first eight months of the programme undertaking three rotation projects in different research groups. This ensures exposure to different disciplines in genomics, and allows the students to gain a better overall picture of the scientific nature of the Institute and the different technologies that are available. In particular, all students are required to carry out at least one informatics rotation and one experimental laboratory rotation. This helps students to develop wide ranging skills both at the bench and in data analysis. Students are required to write a short report or prepare a poster and make a presentation to the group at the end of each project. Selection of the final PhD project laboratory is by mutual consent between the student and supervisor and takes place during the third rotation period.

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  • Monitoring of each student's progress is achieved through the submission of a project report or the preparation of a poster for each rotation, their first year report and by thesis committee meetings which take place every 6 months.
  • During their PhD, students are expected to attend training courses in transferable and general research skills, participate in the students' journal club, present their work regularly and attend seminars.
  • Students offered one of our 4-year PhD programme studentships will obtain full financial support, including tuition fees, regardless of nationality. At least ten studentships will be available across all our research areas. Since Sanger Institute studentships are extremely competitive, we also encourage you to seek your own funding. Any students with their own funding should still apply to the 4-year PhD Programme in the usual way.
  • For information on how to make an application to our 4-year PhD Programme please go to How to apply.

How to apply

If you have any questions about the application process, please look at the FAQs. If you need further assistance, contact the Graduate Programme Office. Please note that the Graduate Programme Office is unable to comment on whether you are a suitable candidate for our 4-year PhD programme.

Academic requirements

  • Candidates are expected to hold, or be about to achieve, a 1st or an upper 2nd class degree or an equivalent overseas qualification. If overseas (non-UK, non-EU) applicants, who have not studied in a EU country, have GRE scores, they should include them in their application, as the results from this standardised test enable us to more easily compare applicants from different countries.

Competence in English

  • If your first language is not English you will need to meet the University of Cambridge's English languagerequirements, although you do not have to fulfil this requirement before submitting your on-line application to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. However, if you are offered a place on our programme, you will need to fulfil this requirement before you can be admitted to the University of Cambridge.

Application procedure

  • You need to complete the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute on-line application.
  • Closing date for applications for the 2016 intake: Tuesday 1st December 2015 (23.59 GMT)

When completing the on-line application form you will need to:

  • Provide details of your academic qualifications
  • Provide details of two academic referees
  • Outline your research interests and indicate how these fit with the research interests of the Sanger Institute (max 200 words)
  • Outline any relevant work experience (max 200 words)
  • Write a personal statement on your research experience, research interests and career goals, explaining why you wish to pursue graduate training at the Sanger Institute (max 400 words)
  • Upload your University transcript(s) (and GRE scores if available) as a PDF file
You should request and receive your transcript(s) from your institution before you begin your application so that you have them ready to upload. If you are currently studying you should upload a transcript with the marks you have obtained so far.
Once you have completed the first page of the application form, a URL with a unique identifier will be generated, which you should bookmark. If you want to continue the application process at a later time you can use this URL to return to your incomplete form.

Once you have submitted your completed application form:

  • You will receive a confirmation email
  • Your chosen referees will receive an email asking them to submit an on-line reference for you
Please ensure that you have provided the correct institutional email address for your referees and that they have agreed to provide a reference for you. Once a referee has submitted their reference:
  • Your referee will receive a confirmation email
  • You will receive a confirmation email
It is your responsibility to ensure your referees have submitted their reference by Tuesday 8th December 2015 (23.59 GMT) at the latest.
The final deadline for the receipt of references is only one week after the application deadline. Therefore, please do not leave your application until the last minute as this does not leave much time for your referees to respond.

Please note that without references your application will not be processed.

  • If you are unable to upload your transcript(s), please contact the Graduate Programme Office and include your URL/unique identifier in the email.
  • Should you have any difficulties in submitting your on-line application, or you do not receive an email confirming that your submission has been successful, please contact the Graduate Programme Office and include your URL/unique identifier in the email.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend our PhD Open Day on 25th January 2016 at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, where they will have three interviews with individual Sanger Institute Faculty members and one panel interview with three Sanger Institute Faculty members. If overseas applicants are unable to attend the PhD Open Day, they can be interviewed via a series of Skype or telephone interviews (during the two weeks before the Open Day).
  • If you have not heard from us by 8th January 2016 you should assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.
  • The studentships will be allocated on a competitive basis after the PhD Open Day. All students who are offered a studentship on our 4-year PhD programme will obtain full financial support, including tuition fees, regardless of nationality.
  • Sanger studentships are extremely competitive, and we encourage you to seek your own funding. Any students with their own funding should still apply to our 4-year PhD Programme via the online application form.
  • Once a student has been selected for the 4-year PhD programme they have to apply for admission to theUniversity of Cambridge using the University's on-line GRADSAF (Graduate Admission and Scholarship Application Form). A student cannot take up our award unless they are also successful in securing admission to the University.
  • Please note that if you wish to be considered for the University of Cambridge's funding competitions you will need to submit a GRADSAF before the relevant deadline, in addition to making an application to our 4-Year PhD Programme.

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As the medical field progresses, Beulah Pereira talks to Dr. Ragavendra Baliga, Associate Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ohio, about devices that will replace traditional treatments
What are bioinformatic devices? Bioinformatics is an application of computer technology, which mainly deals with management of biological information of patients. From gathering, storing, analysing and integrating biological and genetic information, this can then be applied to gene-based drug discovery and development, which is a relatively new concept.

Future Computing: DNA Hard Drives | Nick Goldman


Why do we need them?

  • Today, we still use traditional medical treatments like antibiotics, vaccines and physical surgeries to deal with illnesses and diseases. However, with the medical field progressing at a faster-than-ever pace, new devices and treatment methods may help a great deal. While talking about the idea and the need for bioinformatic-powered devices, Dr. Ragavendra Baliga, Associate Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Ohio, says,
“Such devices will be both diagnostic and therapeutic giving the patient more control over their health, and that too at their fingertips.” No longer will patients have to line up at hospitals to constantly check for diabetes, blood pressure or even their heart rate. “These devices will allow patients to track important parameters such as blood sugar, heart rate and blood pressure. In fact, companies like Target are offering this facility to their employees,” he adds.

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In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative, a new research effort to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease.
“Doctors have always recognized that every patient is unique, and doctors have always tried to tailor their treatments as best they can to individuals,” the president said. “You can match a blood transfusion to a blood type — that was an important discovery. What if matching a cancer cure to our genetic code was just as easy, just as standard?”

President Obama Speaks on the Precision Medicine Initiative


  • Cathy Wu, the Unidel Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Delaware, has devoted her career to improving how new scientific data generated by the scientific community is stored, organized, indexed, viewed, and analyzed.
  • She’s especially intrigued by proteins, which are important players in biological processes and may be the key that opens the precision medicine door.
  • Wu recently received two major grants to support this work.
  • The first is a $2.8 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further develop the Protein Ontology (PRO), a virtual reference library for proteins developed by Wu and her colleagues.
  • The NIH PRO grant will allow researchers to capture and accurately represent scientific knowledge for ontology mapping — the process of finding connections between concepts — and semantic integration of gene-disease-drug information.

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