SYMPOSIUM

On September 19, 2019, the UNC Computational Medicine Program is pleased to announce the inaugural research symposium.
Held on the campus starting at 9:00 am at the Bioinformatics Building, 130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC.
This symposium is bringing together international leaders in the following areas:
Computational and Mathematical Modeling
Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics
Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning

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Leadership

Timothy Elston, PhD
Charles M. Perou, PhD

The School of Medicine has launched a new Computational Medicine Program, aiming to channel UNC’s strength in computational biology, the basic sciences, and clinical research, toward making significant advances in clinical care for patients.

Co-directors of the new program are Timothy Elston, PhD, professor of pharmacology and director of the Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Charles M. Perou, PhD, the May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor of genetics, and of pathology and laboratory medicine.

“The Computational Medicine Program will enable teams of scientists from across the university to come together to address problems related to biomedical research,” Elston said. “Our ultimate goal is to generate models, combining many different types of data, that will enable us to predict outcomes of treatment, and design new ways of thinking about treating disease.”