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December Member Highlights
This Month's Highlights:
Melise Edwards (🇺🇸)
New publication: Letrozole treatment alters hippocampal gene expression in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
Creea Shannon, MS (🇺🇸)
Donated 1,000 books to families at the Safe Haven Family Shelter:
Annabel Sharon Anyang, DVM (🇳🇬)
Went to Wuse market, Abuja, Nigeria to educate people about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
New Podcast Episode: "Training Abroad as an #African Scientist"
🎙NEW: #BlackInCompBio #Podcast Episode titled "Training Abroad as an #African Scientist". It features African computational biologists (Winfred Gatua 🇰🇪, Nadia V. Harerimana 🇷🇼, Ruth Nanjala🇰🇪) and their experiences training abroad, finding #international funding, and implications of capacity-building for #CompBio training in Africa 🌍.
2022-2024 Leadership Team
This term's leadership team comprises our Core Team, Director, and Advisory Board members. Special thanks to these members for their commitment to our growing community and dedication to our members' needs.
New PLoS Computational Biology 10SR Editorial
BWCB is pleased to announce the publication of our editorial in
@PLOSCompBiol titled "Ten simple rules for creating a global network in computational biology."
Read here: https://doi.org/jjhn
Job Page Updates
The Jobs page is back and better than ever with new functionality for job posting, sharing, and finding. Check it out and submit a job or find your next opportunity!
BWCB at ASHG2022
BWCB members had the chance to connect for the first time in-person at The American Society of Human Genetics in Los Angeles, California.
Angela Brooks, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz) delivered a talk and Inspiration Lounge titled "A more comprehensive landscape of RNA alterations in cancer with long-read sequencing."
Markia Smith, Ph.D. (Oncology Data Scientist, Novartis) co-moderated a lively panel titled "Upset the set up: Moving from community engagement to community empowerment." This session celebrated the voices of those most harmed by scientific research by presenting solutions from Black, Indigenous, Disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities in genomics research.
Asia Mitchell, Ph.D., attended as a representative of Invitae. Kaylyn Clark presented a poster titled "Investigating the relationship between immune disease genetic risk and Alzheimer's Disease incidence." Jenea Adams presented a poster titled "rMATS-turbo: An efficient and flexible computational tool for alternative splicing analysis of large-scale RNA-seq data."
November Member Highlights
Chantel Evans, PhD interviewed for first #BlackInCompBio Podcast
📢 INTRODUCING: #BlackInCompBio Audio Interviews! 🎧
We're so excited to launch our podcasting space with our first guest, Dr. Chantell Evans (
. Some topics: career changes in crisis, #NewPI life as a Black woman.
Listen now: https://tinyurl.com/2p93p8py
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