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The Genomics and Bioinformatics Hub has evolved from the Bioinformatics Club, launched by Dr. Dong in 2017 to provide a regular meetup where interested researchers can learn bioinformatics and share with each other. We are a winner of the BRI NextGen Award in 2018, funded by Brigham Research Institute to support the affinity group in the community.

Till now, we have invited 45 speakers and provided 75 talks to more than 3,000 people in the audience. Our club has more than 300 members. See our list of past talks and speakers.

We also run workshops and data camp focusing on a specific topic, e.g. mini R camp, mini Stat camp, and recent AI Camp (click images below for news report).

We plan to continue these meetings and will focus on three categories: Statistics & Artificial Intelligence, Tools & Resources, and Data Visualization & Presentation. Each time a short talk (30-45min) for a specific topic will be given by a speaker, with a step-by-step tutorial and practical demo.

The talks, incl. all slides and learning materials are free and open to everyone. However, to keep the club running, we strongly recommend that every member could present at least once in the club per year. The philosophy is when you set up a learning goal, you are more likely to reach the goal. On the other hand, presenting to others is such an essential skill in science (and in every aspect of life, actually). “An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.” So, please sign up today, NOW!

As a speaker, you can present your latest scientific work as a Featured Talk, or you can give a technical talk by choosing any favorite bioinformatics topic you like. If you have no idea where to start, here is a list of prime articles in Bioinformatics we’d like to go thru during the seminar series.

The club is founded and run by Dr. Xianjun Dong, an Assistant Professor of Neurology in HMS, together with a team of management and an advisory broad. It’s currently funded by BRI NextGen Award and supported by the Precision Neurology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We are constantly looking to serve more people in the area. So please write to us for any interests, comments, or suggestions.

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Our Speakers

Xianjun Dong, PhD

Xianjun Dong is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and leads the Genomics and Bioinformatics Hub at Brigham and…

Stacey Duey

Stacey Duey is a Project Specialist who supports the RPDR, Biobank Portal, and Clinical Image Registry. She has been employed…

Joseph J. Locascio, PhD

Joseph J. Locascio has had a research appointment as a senior biostatistician for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Memory/Movement…

Tao Wang

Tao Wang is a predoctoral research fellow at Neurogenomics Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Mr. Wang has a…

Zhuo Wang

Zhuo Wang is a predoctoral research fellow at Neurogenomics Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Ms. Wang has a…

Ganqiang Liu, PhD

Research fellow in Neurogenomics Laboratory and Parkinson Personalized Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Huang Jie

Jie Huang

Jie Huang received her MS degree in statistic and operations research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.…

Henry Paik

Originally from Seoul, Korea, Henry came to the United States and attended Indiana University, where he earned a MS in…

Weiliang Qiu, PhD

I am an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Biostatistician at Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham…

Zhiyun Wei, PhD

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I…

Shuchi Mittal, PhD

Shuchi Mittal is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Neurogenomics Lab in Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Edana Merchan

Edana Merchan, Data Science Tools and Applications Engineer in the Scientific Computing Department of ERIS at Partners Healthcare. Before joining…

Randy Gollub, MD, PhD

I work in close collaboration with many investigators within the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for…

Yuezhou Chen, PhD

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.…

Mingxiang Teng, PhD

I am a Research Fellow in rafalab Department of Biostatistics & Computational Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Biostatistics at…

Fei Liu, PhD

Fei Liu received his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in…

Tianrun Cai, MD

I have MD background. I've been working on natural language processing in medicine for a few years. I have developed some…

Walid M. Abdelmoula, PhD

I am a postdoc research fellow at the surgical molecular imaging laboratory, dept of neurosurgery at BWH. I have received…

Alper Kucukural, PhD

Alper Kucukural is an Assistant Professor in Program in Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics Core at Umass Medical School. He designs and implements reusable, robust…

Ilya Korsunskiy, PhD

Ilya Korsunskiy is a postdoctoral researcher in the immunogenomics lab (https://immunogenomics.hms.harvard.edu/) with Dr. Soumya Raychaudhuri. He received his PhD in Computational…

Emily Tjon, MS

Emily received her Masters in Bioinformatics from Northeastern University and her bachelors in Neuroscience from University of California, Santa Cruz. She…

Beatrice Weykopf

Beatrice Weykopf specialized in her PhD on disease modeling of Parkinson’s disease using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). The research…

Wenbo Li, PhD

Assistant Professor at UTHealth McGovern Medical School Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar…

Lorena Pantano, PhD

Lorena Pantano is a Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics. She graduated with a BSc in Biochemistry and extended…

Youngeun Huh, MD, PhD

Youngeun Huh is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at CHA University School of Medicine in South Korea. She is working…

Ivan Shu

I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a major in Neuroscience in 2018. At the time, a great…

Qiwen Hu, PhD

Qiwen Hu is a research fellow at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, HMS. Her research focuses on integrating single-cell image, epigenetic…

Kela Roberts

Presently, I am completing machine learning based research and graduate program at Harvard Medical School, MGH, MIT, and the Broad…

Kazuki Yoshida, MD, MPH, ScD

Kazuki Yoshida is an epidemiologist at the Division of Rheumatology. After training as a rheumatologist in Japan, he pursued a…

Kumar Prasad Dahal, MS

Kumar is working as a programmer analyst in the Department of Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital since April 2018.…

Gary P. Ho, MD

Gary Ho received his BA from Harvard and MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins, where he studied nitric oxide…

Yan Kai, PhD

Yan received his Ph.D in Biophysics from The George Washington University in 2018 and then joined the Data Sciences department…

Hyungsuk Oh, PhD

Hyungsuk Oh is a Research Associate in Microbiology at Harvard Medical School.

Xiaoqi Li

Xiaoqi Li is a short-term Research Assistant in the Genomics and Bioinformatics Hub. She received bachelor's degrees in applied mathematics…

Andrew Stern, MD, PhD

Andrew Stern, MD, PhD, is a Clinical Fellow in Behavioral Neurology, seeing patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.…

Christian Kunert, PhD

Christian is originally from Stuttgart, Germany, and he earned his PhD in computational physics at the University of Stuttgart. Before…

Yang Wang, PhD

Yang Wang is a Research Fellow at the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Genetics of Harvard Medical…

Renato Umeton, PhD

MIT & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard Medical School, USA, USA http://www.mit.edu/~umeton/

Gökçen Eraslan, PhD

Gökçen Eraslan is a postdoctoral associate at Aviv Regev’s lab at the Broad Institute. Eraslan received his PhD in computational biology…

Yiwen Xu, PhD

Yiwen Xu PhD is a medical physicist in the Radiation Medicine Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the University of…

Brett Beaulieu-Jones, PhD

Dr. Brett Beaulieu-Jones is a Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD…

Xingchao Peng

Xingchao Peng is currently a PhD student at Boston University. His research interest focuses on computer vision and machine learning,…

Lei Qin, PhD, DABR

Director of Medical Physics, Department of Imaging, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Cory McLean, PhD

Cory McLean is the technical lead for the Genomics team in Google Health. His research interests broadly include applying machine…

Yongbin Sun

Yongbin Sun is currently a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research interests include 3D…

Jihye Jang

Jihye Jang is a predoctoral research fellow at Cardiac MR Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her research focuses…

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital Co-director, Center for Machine Learning Athinoula A.…

Omar Arnaout, MD

Neurosurgeon, Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Co-Director, Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center (CNOC) Assistant Professor…

Clemens Scherzer, MD

Director, Precision Neurology Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Director, Center for Advanced Parkinson Research Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Ittai Dayan, MD

Ittai Dayan is the Executive Director of Strategy, Research & Clinical Operations at the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical…

Haitham Elmarakeby, PhD

Haitham Elmarakeby is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an affiliate Postdoctoral Researcher at the Broad Institute…

Sergey Naumenko, PhD

Sergey Naumenko is a Research Associate in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Sergey graduated…

Ariela Buxbaum Grice

Ariela Buxbaum Grice is a recent graduate of Connecticut College, where she majored in biological sciences, with a minor concentration…

Tingting Zhao, PhD

I'm a Research Scientist in Bioinformatics at the Hub. I have a background in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics, with specific…

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