Greeting from the MCBIOS President:

"The 18th Annual Meeting of MCBIOS will be held virtually with the theme of “AI and Data Science in Drug Development and Public Health”.

I am pleased to announce the 18th Annual Meeting of MCBIOS will be held virtually with the theme “AI and Data Science in Drug Development and Public Health” from April 25-27, 2022.

We welcome you to register and submit an abstract for MCBIOS 2022. The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2022. Below are some suggested topics:

  • Application of Machine Learning in Components of Predictive Public Health
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Shakes Up Drug Discovery
  • Barriers and Pitfalls of AI Application in Medicine
  • Cancer Informatics
  • Characterization of Microbiome Ecology and Pathogen Virulence via AI/ML
  • Computational Approaches in Decoding Tumor Immune
  • Microenvironment for Precision Oncology
  • Data-Centric AI for Regulatory Research
  • Liquid Biopsy Science
  • Machine Learning and Single Cell Genomics in Public Health
  • Machine Learning Applications in Toxicology
  • Network Biology and Medicine
  • Predicting, Modelling, and Testing of Drug Combinations in Cancer
  • Terminologies and Standards in Big Data Analysis
  • Text Analytics for Drug safety and Health Data
  • Toxicogenomics in Assessment of Pharmacological and Environmental Toxicity

MCBIOS 2022 will feature late-breaking research on data science and artificial intelligence applied to disease biology modeling, genomics, systems biology studies, translational bioinformatics, computational drug development, and clinical informatics applications to improve public health. The conference will include two afternoon workshops with door prizes; please keep a look out on the conference site for upcoming information on these informative workshops. MCBIOS is committed to training young scientists from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds. Again, we gladly offer the Young Scientist Excellence Podium and Poster Awards to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as podium and poster presentation opportunities for our members. More information about the eligibility, selection criteria, and deadlines can be found on the MCBIOS web site. Please select the appropriate heading at the top of the website landing page. Please spread the word about this exciting virtual MCBIOS 2022 conference. We look forward to supporting Dr. Joshua Xu whole-heartedly in his organizing of this annual conference, and we look forward to your participation!

Sincerely yours,
Jake Y. Chen, PhD, FACMI, FAIMBE, FAMIA
President, Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS)

Objectives

  • Advance the understanding of bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Bring together scientists of various backgrounds and disciplines
  • Facilitate the collaboration of researchers with similar or complementary backgrounds to solve biological, health and/or medical problems
  • Promote education in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Inform the general public on the results and implications of current research in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Promote other activities that will contribute to the development of bioinformatics and computational biology MCBIOS Bylaws Current version (Amended Feb 20, 2010)

Membership

Membership in MBIOS includes meeting registration for the annual Conference and access to workshops and collaborative projects hosted by MCBIOS through the year.  Students receive a discount for membership and are eligible for student awards.  Click here for more information about MCBIOS.  MCBIOS encourages involvement at both the regional and state level.

About local chapters

MCBIOS encourages the formation of local chapters. Chapters require:

  • At least three members
  • An elected chairman
  • A regular meeting schedule, with a minimum of two meetings per year
  • A purpose for organizing