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Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

May 4 - 6, 2012

The workshop is supported by the GSU Research Foundation, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the GSU.

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics have been playing key and important roles in statistics and other scientific research fields in recent years. The goal of this workshop is to stimulate research and to foster the interaction of researchers in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics research areas. The workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty and graduate students to meet the top researchers, identify important directions for future research, facilitate research collaboration between Georgia State University and
other universities. Click here to find a conference program.

Click here for the conference poster. Click here for the conference photos. Registration: Please click here to register, or download the registration form and fax it to the number on the form, e-mail it to, or mail it to:

Ms. Earnestine Collier/Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Mathematics & Statistics Department
Georgia State University
COE, 7th Floor 30 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Registration form (download) will be accepted by April 30, 2012.

Invited talk form (download) is due back by April 30, 2012.

Poster presentation form (download) is due back by April 30, 2012.

The conference registration day is on the 7th Floor, College of Education Building, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,GSU, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 on
May 4. All workshop sessions meet in the 150, College of Education Building. The talks are scheduled on May 5-6. The workshop will end at the noon on May 6. Poster
session is at 5:15-6:45pm on May 5. If you have questions please send an email to the organizer Dr. Yichuan Zhao at

Keynote Speaker

Ian McKeague, Professor of Biostatistics, Columbia University

Invited Speaker

Hua Yun Chen, University of Illinois, Chicago
Nelson Chen, Emory University
Gauri Datta, University of Georgia
Jason Fine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Leonid Hanin, Georgia Institute of Technology and Idaho State University
Eugene (Yijian) Huang, Emory University
Shan (Xianzheng) Huang, University of South Carolina
Xiaoming Huo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Zhezhen Jin, Columbia University
Cheolwoo Park, University of Georgia
Liang Peng, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jian-Jian Ren, University of Maryland - College Park
Brani Vidakovic, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lily Wang, University of Georgia
Hao Wu, Emory University
Xiangrong Yin, University of Georgia
Hongmei Zhang, University of South Carolina
Mei-Jie Zhang, Medical College of Wisconsin

Lodging: We have reserved rooms at Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown: 134 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, phone: 404-522-0950. This hotel is within short walking distance to the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and the MARTA station. The deadline of the special price ($99 per night) for the Workshop on Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is April 30.

If you drive a car to Atlanta. You may park at the back of the college of education building, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. It is a big parking lot. Please prepare coins for meters in case!

A few restaurants for lunch are close to Underground and GSU's Rialto Center for the Arts: 80 Forsyth st Atlanta, GA 30303, which is within 2 block distance to the College of Education Building.

A Workshop Banquet will be held at 7:30pm-9:30pm on May 5 at the Sun Dial Restaurant (Westin Peachtree Plaza): 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Airport: The Airport is served by MARTA and there is a MARTA station in the south terminal. The stop for the hotel is the Peachtree Center Station and the taxi takes about half an hour.