23rd Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF)

by LBRN | 05 Jul 2016


The Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), will be held Friday, July 29st, 2016 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm in LSU’s Union’s Cotillion Ballroom. SURF speakers will be from 10:00am - 11:30am in LSU’s Union’s Theater. All Welcome.

SURF 2016 Program

The 23rd Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) where undergraduate students from across the LSU campus present their summer research projects. SURF includes students from research programs such as LSU/BRCC Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (Bridges), CCT REU, CHE REU, CIMM REU, IRIS REU, IMSD, HHMI, LBRN, NOYCE, Office of Strategic Initiatives REU (OSI REU), Physics & Astronomy REU, SURE and other REU’s as well as individual student researchers in various laboratories across LSU. The students will be on hand to discuss their work, which ranges widely across a variety of scientific fields - chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, math, computer science, biochemistry and physics will be represented. Students come from LSU, colleges from all across the state, and universities all across the country.

Please come and ask the participants about their summer research!

Summer Undergraduate Research Forum Information

note: Deadline for SURF Registration: Friday, July 15, 2016

IBM special training and workshop for research community of DELTA

by LBRN | 21 Jun 2016

On Wednesday, July 6-7, 2016 at LSU Digital Media Center Theatre

Special IBM (Delta) Workshop and Training Information

The Louisiana Biomedical Research Network is happy to announce the IBM (Delta) special training and workshop.

This event is presented by IBM as the follow-up interaction between IBM and the research community of DELTA, our newly built IBM Power8 system for Big Data research.

This two-day event is composed of the introduction of the overall IBM technology and DELTA to the general audience on Day 1, and more advanced technical training sessions on Day 2.

For more information:

IBM Special training and workshop Information

LSU Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates

by LBRN | 21 Apr 2016

April 26th, 2016, LSU Life Sciences Auditorium Room 101 at 5pm-6pm, refreshments to follow.

Date: April 26, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Location: Life Sciences Building Annex A101
Refreshments following the talks at 6pm.

Multiple Speakers

Matthew C Johnson

Title: A Survey of the SMR Gene Family in the Plant Kingdom, Using a Motif Oriented Search Tool

Lyndon M Coghill

Title: Divide and Conquer: one computational approach to solving the greatest challenge in evolutionary biology

Michael Henson

Title: From Big Boats to Row Boats: Utilizing Human Powered Row Boats to Sample the Mississippi River

Sponsored by the LSU College of Science, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for Computation & Technology and the Louisiana Biomedical Research Network

— This is one of several Computational Biology seminars held in the Spring and Fall for Undergraduate students (open to all). For more information on this seminar series go to:

Seminar Information

Imaging Symposium- Biomedical, Materials and Computation

by LBRN | 19 Apr 2016

On Saturday, April 23, 2016 at LSU DMC Theatre

Imaging Symposium

The Pennington Biomedical Center, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU College of Science, and LSU Office of Research will co-sponsor a meeting to highlight cutting-edge topics in:

  1. medical imaging,
  2. software for imaging analysis
  3. a wide variety of imaging applications: X-ray, electron microscopy, oil & gas, and more!

This meeting is open to any faculty, post-doctoral researcher or student from any college in and around Louisiana.

For more information:

Symposium Information

Annual NIH Visit Week - Opportunity for Students

by LBRN | 17 Mar 2016

NIH has an opportunity for students to apply to attend the annual NIH Visit Week (July 11-15, 2015), a one-week summer enrichment program to expose Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to the NIH and to biomedical research and healthcare careers. Selected students will participate in science career workshops, interactions in selected NIH laboratories and clinical research settings, a science journal club, informational interviews and professional networking opportunities throughout the week. They will also attend the NIH Graduate and Professional School Day, meet with students in the NIH SACNAS Chapter, and learn about NIH internship opportunities.

To get the most of this program, students should have a strong interest in learning more about science careers. NIH welcomes applications from students enrolled in Tribal colleges, and undergraduate college students at all levels. All students who apply must be affiliated with our LBRN INBRE program. Travel and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of the student or the associated INBRE grant.

Activities will begin on 9:00 am on July 11, 2016 and activities will end at 3 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016. Note: NIH is unable to accommodate students who need to arrive after the start of the program or leave before the end of the program.

The students should complete a brief online application at to be eligible for selection to attend the NIH Visit Week. The application includes the student’s contact and school information, and a cover letter explaining his/her motivation for applying. The student should select “INBRE” under “Your Affiliation” under “Education History” in addition to referencing INBRE in the cover letter. The student should also include the name and email address for a reference. An automated email will be sent to the reference listed by the student with instructions on how to submit the reference letter explaining why the student will benefit from the program. To NIH - Applications are due Friday, April 22, 2016 and accepted students will be notified by May 13, 2016.

Questions, email us at LBRN

We look forward to welcoming your students to the NIH in July!


Drs. Sheila Caldwell (NIGHM), Erika Barr (OD), and Sharon Milgram (OD)

4th Annual LA Conference on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

by LBRN | 14 Sep 2015

April 1 - 2, 2016

We are happy to announce that the *4th Annual Louisiana Conference on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics will be held on April 1 & 2, 2016 at Xavier University, New Orleans. The conference aims to expose Louisiana to the cutting edge of Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Research and Applications while also providing a platform for exchange of information and technical knowledge among Louisiana-based scientists involved in different aspects of computational biology & bioinformatics.

The Conference program is hosting four Keynote speakers highlighting each of four thematic sessions identified by the Scientific Committee. The meeting will provide an opportunity to exchange practical information and facilitate future collaborations among attendees.

We are very excited about this meeting and look forward tour enthusiastic participation! We look forward to your participation in this effort to promote and enhance bioinformatics in Louisiana.


February 28th, 2016 (updated) Presentation & Oral Abstract Submissions

March 14th, 2016 Registration and Hotel

Conference Information

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