Environmental Factor, September 2011, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Upcoming bioinformatics conference at Friday Center
By Robin Arnette
The third Toxicogenomics Integrated with Environmental Sciences (TIES) Conference will take place Sept. 15-16 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. The two-day event is sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), the SAS Institute, and UNC. The international meeting will focus on how bioinformatics and emerging technologies help researchers better understand the environmental influences behind the development and progression of human disease.
The conference theme is “The Biology and Bioinformatics behind Environmental and Toxicologic Influences,” and will feature oral presentations and a poster session. Keynote speakers include John Quackenbush, Ph.D., professor of computational biology and bioinformatics at the Harvard School of Public Health Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; William Slikker Jr., Ph.D., director of NCTR; Rebecca Fry, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; and Xihong Li, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health.
For more information and to register, visit http://eseconf.sph.unc.edu/TIES2011(http://eseconf.sph.unc.edu/TIES2011) . Registration for NIEHS and NCTR staff is free.