Fall 2017 Meeting

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic invite you to the Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM) Biannual meeting, November 16-17, 2017. This year’s fall meeting is being hosted on the University of Illinois Campus, Urbana, IL.

Register here to attend the meeting.

The application of genomics across the life sciences industry is currently challenged by an inadequate ability to interpret and act on genomic data quickly and accurately for a wide variety of applications. One challenge has been that of integrating market and thought leaders across what had historically been orthogonal industries: computing and biotechnology. With the advent of high-throughput sequencing technologies, those industries are now interdependent and have a critical need to synthesize and coordinate activities at the interface of computing and genomics.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic are leading institutions in these areas and already have strong ties to each other, have established the Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM), a collaborative environment that will improve the applicability, timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of the computational infrastructure that will address pressing genome-based challenges.

The mission of the CCBGM is to engineer and optimize computing systems needed by industry for genome analysis. In doing so, the CCBGM will enhance entrepreneurship, research, and education while developing technology that transforms the medical practice.


Suggested lodging for the meeting include:

Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana (by Hilton)
1200 W. University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Meeting rate: $99.00, please reference the CCBGM Biannual Meeting to access this rate. Room block is held until 10-16-2017. This hotel is walking distance to the CSL Building and all CCBGM meeting events.

Additional hotel options are available and listed below (note these hotels are various distances from the CSL Building and will require personal transportation to/from meeting events).

Hyatt Place Champaign/Urbana (located in downtown Champaign 1.5 miles from meeting location)
217 N. Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Published rate: $119.00.

Towne Place Suites by Marriott (located in the heart of campus, .1/4 mile from CSL)
603 S. 6th St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Published rate: $110.00.


Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL), 1308 West Main Street, Urbana, IL 61801 .CSL is a short walk from the Hampton Inn on University Avenue.

Parking at the CSL building is not provided for meeting attendees but can be arranged separately. Please contact Kathy Atchley (katchley@illinois.edu) if you need information on parking.


Wednesday, November 15th

6:00-7:30 pm.  Welcome Reception. (Location TBD)

Thursday, November 16th

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. IAB Closed Door Meeting

8:00 -8:35 a.m.  Opening Remarks (Speakers TBD)

Welcome and introductions

8:35 – 9:00 a.m.  State of the CCBGM Report (Ravi Iyer & Liewei Wang)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.  NSF I/UCRC Presentation

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.  Morning Break

10:00 – noon  Funded Project Updates (4 x 30 minutes)

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  New Project Proposals

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Guest speaker; Facilitated discussion;

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Poster Session Preview – Students

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.  IAB Meeting

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Poster Reception

7:00 p.m.  Conference Dinner

Friday, November 17th

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.  Arrival and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. LIFE Form Review and Discussion

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Live Response and Q&A for Projects

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  IAB – Closed Door Meeting

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  IAB Report Out, Discussion

11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Action Items and Plans for Next Meeting

11:50 – noon  Summary and Closing Remarks

Noon – Adjourn with Box Lunches