The Workshop on the Future of Algorithms in Biology (FAB) 2018 will be hosted by the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University on September 28 and 29, 2018.

The intent of this workshop is to bring together theoretically-minded researchers in computational biology and theoretical computer science to discuss a vision of the field over the next 5 years and beyond. The meeting will have a set of keynotes and invited speakers from a range of sub-disciplines who will share what they see as the important research directions, open problems and challenges that will propel algorithmic advances in biological problems. In addition to hearing from the speakers, attendees will participate in a moderated panel discussion, with the goal of identifying the overarching themes that arose during the meeting.

Participation is encouraged from researchers in all subfields and career stages. For more information on attending, see the link above.


Trey Ideker

University of California, San Diego

Nadia El-Mabrouk

University of Montreal

Gaudenz Danuser

University of Texas, Southwestern

more information about the keynote speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Jinbo Xu — Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Olgica Milenkovic — University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Christina Boucher — University of Florida
Zhiping Weng — University of Massachusetts Medical School
Saket Navlakha — Salk Institute for Biological Studies
John Kececioglu — University of Arizona
S. Cenk Sahinalp — Indiana University
Fabio Vandin — University of Padova
Laxmi Parida — IBM T. J. Watson Research Center



Grant CCF-1748493

Promote FAB 2018 with these posters.