Mich Hein on Bioinformatics Panel at Danforth Center Aug. 30, 2012
August 15, 2012
To view the Danforth Center Conversations Event that occurred on August 30, 2012, please go to the following link on HECTV.org
Nidus Managing Partner Mich Hein, Ph.D. will be joined by Ralph Quatrano, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis and Todd Mockler, Ph.D., Associate Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on August 30, 2012 at the Danforth Center for a Conversations Event. This event is open to the public and moderator Jim Davis, Professor Emeritus of Washington University will engage the panel in a discussion on the critical role of Bioinformatics at Danforth Center as well as local companies and implications for St. Louis to play a critical role in the develpment and retention of this talent in the area. Please see the info below for more detail on the event. You can also click the following link http://www.danforthcenter.org/wordpress/?page_id=295&pid=10329 for information.
Bioinformatics: At the Danforth Center and Beyond
In Bioinformatics, computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied to gene-based discoveries and development. Melding molecular biology with computer science, Bioinformatics is essential to unraveling the information generated by large scale gene sequencing efforts underway in laboratories around the world.
At the Danforth Center, a new Bioinformatics group is emerging, enhancing existing scientific efforts and bringing new skills and ideas. In St. Louis, companies relying on these skills and technologies are being developed. Among the questions in both cases are: Where will those with the necessary computing and scientific skills come from to support these growing entities? What opportunities and competitive advantages does St. Louis have to ensure the best and brightest are successfully trained, recruited, and retained in our community?
Join our panelists and moderator James W. Davis, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Washington University, for a conversation about Bioinformatics: At the Danforth Center and Beyond.
Thursday, August 30 at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 North Warson Road
(at the corner of Warson and Olive; enter off Warson)
5:15 p.m. – Networking Reception
5:45 p.m. – Conversations in the AT&T Auditorium