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Bioinformatics and Information Science Center

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Bioinformatics and Information Science Center at WKU is to build and maintain an interdisciplinary community, with student engagement, that will collaboratively propose and solve problems in bioinformatics and information science.


As part of its mission, BISC will develop goals and procedures to:

  1. Advance bioinformatics and information science at WKU by bringing together members of the research community who are interested in informatics.
  2. Advance learning by engaging students in experiences that combine technical skills, scientific integrity, collaboration, and real-world opportunities.
  3. Develop a support network for bioinformatics and information research and projects through collaboration and consulting.
  4. Build a strong interdisciplinary curriculum that will prepare students to compete in an expanding world of information science, enter the informatics workforce, and excel in graduate informatics programs.
  5. Help members compete for external funding through grants, contracts, and endowments; and to present and publish their results in appropriate venues.

Faculty and staff from all disciplines are invited to join BISC.  Members will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of policies to fulfill the mission of the center, participate in consulting, mentor students in applied research, and help build a cross-disciplinary curriculum in bioinformatics and information science.  Members also will be able to establish collaborations with fellow BISC members and are encouraged to support the mission of the center in any way that they can.


High Performance Computing Center

The High Performance Computing Center is here.  Click here for more information!


Congratulations to our 2013/2014 Graduate Assistantship Awardees!

Sai Sindhuja Veeramachaneni (supervising faculty member,  Uta Ziegler)


2012 BISC Research Symposium

“Strengthening Collaborations through Interactive Posters”

The 2012 BISC Research Symposium was held November 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in Snell 2102. The Bioinformatics and Information Science Center invited all Ogden College faculty, staff, and students to present posters on their research in bioinformatics and information science. This was an opportunity for the informatics community to exchange ideas in a relaxed, yet informative, atmosphere.  Click here for photo gallery.


2015 UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit

The 2015 summit will return to Tennessee in the spring. Potential areas include current trends in molecular biology, applications of next-generation sequencing, and systems biology.


2014 Summit Abstracts:http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/supplements/15/S10

 2013 Summit Abstracts: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatics/supplements/14/S17

2012 Summit Abstracts: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3409059/

2011 Summit Abstracts:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/12?issue=S7

2010 Summit Abstracts:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/11?issue=S4

2009 Summit Abstracts:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/10?issue=S7

2008 Summit Abstracts:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/9?issue=S7

2007 Summit Abstracts:http://citg.uthsc.edu/summit_07/posters.html



Click here for information on how to join



Click here for a list of current members


Graduate Internship opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory!

 Click here for internship postings

 2012 BISC and HPCC Research Symposium, November 9

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Graduate Research Assistantship Application

Click here for application


High Performance Computing Center

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Take a look at the WKU departments that participate in BISC

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UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit 2013

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History of BISC

A brief overview of how BISC came about.

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Travel Authorization Form

Travel Expense Voucher



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 Last Modified 4/24/18