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The NCCB Symposium is a one-day conference organized by students from UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC Merced and Stanford University. The conference will highlight current research and include student talks, a poster session, a keynote faculty speaker, an industry discussion panel and networking opportunities encompassing all fields related to computational biology.

We seek to facilitate knowledge sharing in an open and safe environment, bringing together students and post-docs in the computational biology community in the region to promote collaboration and exchange. Our effort to provide an open and welcoming community is outlined in a Code of Conduct we abide by.

The 2019 NCCB symposium will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019 in Gladys Valley Hall at UC Davis.

Faculty Speaker

Fereydoun Hormozdiari

Dr. Fereydoun Hormozdiari is an assistant professor at the Department of Biochemistry and molecular medicine at UC-Davis. He is also a member of MIND Institute and Genome Center at UC-Davis. He got his Ph.D. in computer science at Simon Fraser University and did his postdoctoral training in genomics at the University of Washington. His research interests are developing methods for comprehensive discovery of genomics structural variation and analysis of their impact on disease and evolution. He has received awards including the Canadian Governor General’s medal and Sloan Fellowship for his research.

Discussion Panel

Kjiersten Fagnan

Joint Genome Institute
Chief Information Officer

Alex Colavin

Invitae Corporation
Lead of Technical Development, Clinical Sciences and Interpretation

Michael Becich

Octave Bioscience
Platform Insights Lead

David Lopez

Gilead Sciences
Research Bioformatics Scientist

Organizing Committee

Daniel Asarnow


Matt Jones


Rhondene Wint

UC Merced QSB PhD Y3

Rinaldo Catta-Preta

UC Davis IGG PhD Y5

Diana Aguilar Gomez

UC Berkeley Comp Bio PhD Y3

Benjamin Yeh

Stanford CS MS Y2

Yihui Zhu

UC Davis IGG PhD Y5

Daniela Soto

UC Davis IGG PhD Y2

Connor Bybee

UC Berkeley Comp Bio PhD Y4

Robert Stolz

UC Davis IGG PhD Y5