Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium Registration Open

Thursday, March 6 2014

Registration is now open for the Inland Northwest Genomics Research Symposium at

The symposium will be held May 22, 2014 at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. 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 Elhanan Borenstein from the University of Washington. 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 put 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.