2017 Second Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference


April 13-14, 2017

The Second Annual Bioinformatics Conference serves to bring together bioinformatics-minded researchers from academia and industry to discover capabilities, share tactical approaches to problem solving, explore synergies, and launch potential collaborations.

This conference is powered by the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
in partnership with UMKC and Children’s Mercy.

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Join us at the Second Annual Midwest Bioinformatics Conference on April 13 – 14. This conference showcases practical approaches to collecting, organizing, and preparing data for a broad range of analyses applied in human and animal health.

This Conference will (1) bring together bioinformatics-minded researchers from academia and industry to discover capabilities, share tactical approaches to problem-solving, explore synergies, and launch potential collaborations, and (2) provide an opportunity for bioinformatics students to learn about employment opportunities within the region and employers to meet prospective candidates.

LOCATION: UMKC Campus (two locations)

Thursday, April 13Student Union | 5100 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64110
10 am – 5:30 pm: Auditorium
5:30 – 8:00 pm: Rm 401 reception and dinner

Friday, April 14:  Atterbury Student Success Center | 5000 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64110
7:30 am (breakfast) – 1 pm (lunch): Pierson Auditorium, Rm 245


April 13, Student Union Building

Poster submission deadline is April 7, however, applicants whose posters are received before March 15 will be considered for a presentation opportunity on one of the panels. To be considered, add “Poster Submission” to your Student/PostDoc or Faculty Registration. You will receive a separate communication with details for the poster submission process.


April 14, Atterbury Student Success Center 

Local industry professionals will conduct mock interviews with students following the conclusion of the conference. To be considered, add “Mock Interview” to your Student/PostDoc Registration.


Phil PaynePhilip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI

Robert J. Terry Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) 
Professor of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Speaker Biography


Liz Worthey, PhD

Faculty Investigator
Director of Software Development & Informatics
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Speaker Biography