Everything! There are loads of great sessions and speakers planned.
We spoke with a few of our sesson Chairs and Speakers to find out what they were looking forward to from the UK CBCB event! Take a look at the full line of speakers and chairs.
Prof. Christine Orengo, session chair for Structural Bioinformatics session
“The last major UK Bioinformatics conference, covering broad themes across the field, was the BBSRC funded CCP11 conference nearly 20 years ago! Structural Bioinformatics is one of the most established bioinformatics themes and UK groups have played major roles internationally in protein structure classification, prediction, structure-function analyses, variant impacts, engineering, dynamics and therapeutics. Furthermore, new developments in machine learning are promising to revolutionise the field. This conference will be a great opportunity for the UK Structural Bioinformatics community to get together again and meet with other communities by zoom!”
Prof. Ross King, speaker for Bridging Genotype to Phenotype session
“The inaugural UKCBCB will be a great opportunity to link up with colleagues, from biologists and bioinformaticians to computer and data scientists, and share best practice. I am looking forward to talking as part of the Bridging Genotype to Phenotype session. I will share my latest work on the Robot Scientist project, which aims to transform the way science is done, applying techniques from artificial intelligence to execute cycles of automated scientific experimentation."
Prof. Susanna-Assunta Sansone, speaker for Data Management session
"Join our Data Management session to learn about the FAIR Principles from some of the authors. FAIR is about making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable autonomously, with minimal human intervention, to become more reproducible and transparent. FAIR has de facto become a global norm and it is guiding data policies, actions and professional practices in the public and private sectors"
Prof. Carole Goble, chair of Data Management session
“I am looking forward to the UKCBCB, which will be a unique opportunity to bring together those working in a range of disciplines from biology to computer science. My session will showcase the great work happening in Data Management, covering the approaches for validation, storage and protection of data under the FAIR principles – ensuring research objects are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.”