Deadline Approaching for Genomics Symposium Registration

Wednesday, April 30

Don't forget to register for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium at

When: May 22, 2014
Where: University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

Who should attend?
The Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium (INWGRS) provides a unique learning opportunity for engaged scientists and those interested in becoming familiar with trends, applied techniques and best practices in the fields of genomics and other high throughput technologies. Attendees will learn and connect with local researchers and nationally renowned experts.

Keynote address to be given by Dr. Elhanan Borenstein from the University of Washington.
Dr. Borenstein uses computational and mathematical models, complex network analysis, and a systems biology approach to address a diverse set of central questions in evolutionary and systems biology. He studies the metabolic networks of microbes and microbiomes to identify the environmental and genetic factors that determine their organization, function, and evolution. Applying these methods to study the human microbiome, he aims to develop a better systems-level predictive understanding of the microbiome and its role in human health.

INWGRS is hosted by the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) at the University of Idaho. For over two decades IBEST has been a 'grass roots' organization of faculty and their research programs at the University of Idaho that share an interest in evolutionary biology and computational biology. This organization has grown over time and now includes a spectrum of activities. Research done under the umbrella of Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies receives funding from various sources including NIH, NSF, other federal agencies and industry.

Email Whitney Schroeder at with any inquiries.