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BioInformatics Hands-on Session

Vascular Biology

October 14-18, 2018
Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina, Newport, RI

New! A Bioinformatics Boot Camp for Vascular Biology

Why Bioinformatics at Vascular Biology 2018?


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Do you want to fast forward your research, accelerate your favorite discovery projects, identify new research ideas or therapeutic targets, while saving time and money? Are you taking advantage of the latest available discovery approaches and tools?

“Hunt” like a pro!

Attend the “hands-on computer” bioinformatics session at Vascular Biology 2018 on Tuesday, October 16 from 4:30-6:30pm. The session will be tailored for the vascular community, specifically shaped to answer participants’ own research questions and demonstrate the potential impact on their immediate projects and long-term research and career goals.

This two-hour session will be led by Dr. Tudor Oprea, Director of the Translational Informatics Division, University of New Mexico and Principal Investigator of the NIH Knowledge Management Center for Illuminating the Druggable Genome.  Dr. Oprea will briefly introduce freely available bioinformatics tools and resources and then assist participants on working on the questions they had proposed, each participant having the opportunity to test use for their own research.  To get a head-start on thinking about the possibilities to be explored during the boot-camp, Dr. Oprea will hold a one-hour webinar in mid-September for registered participants.  The webinar will be recorded for those that may register for the meeting after the webinar has taken place.

NIH seeks to encourage the use of free NIH-funded resources, data and tools, built to enhance the generation of new hypothesis-driven research, as well as to enable discovery of new therapeutic targets and the rapid translation into development of these therapeutics. The vascular community is uniquely poised to gain from adopting the use of these new resources from the onset and throughout the bench-to bedside-to-market paradigm.


Tudor OpreaProfessor Tudor I. Oprea
Chief, Translational Informatcs Division
Department of Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico Health Science Center

Over two decades of knowledge and data mining in drug discovery, with focus on translational data science, cheminformatics, drug discovery & repurposing and virtual screening. Fifteen years of conceptual development for chemical space exploration, including leadlike and druglike properties for high-throughput screening and synthesis. Strong biomedical background with previous clinical and pharmaco-physiological training. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. One book as editor (Wiley-VCH), one as author (on molecular modeling; in Romanian), twenty-four book chapters, five granted US patents, three pending patent applications, and over 160 peer-reviewed papers published since 1993.  For more information go to http://vivo.health.unm.edu/individual/n7948



There is an additional fee for this session which will help defray the costs of additional A/V and refreshments. 

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The Springer Junior Investigator Award is supported by Angiogenesis:


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL142296-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.