BLACKSBURG, Va., February 3, 2014 -- The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech will host the third annual "High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical Sciences" two-week summer institute sponsored by the National Science Foundation from July 29 to August 8.

Students in the High Performance Computing in the Life/Medical Sciences Summer Institute are grouped with mentors. Pictured here, some of the group mentors are Skip Garner, of the Medical Informatics and Systems Division at VBI; Liqing Zhang, of the VT Computer Science department; Peter Athanas, of the VT Electrical and Computer Engineering department; and Kristy Collins, of the Education and Outreach department at VBI.















The intensive course is directed towards eligible undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral students who are interested in further developing their expertise in biology-relevant high performance and data intensive computing fields.

During the course, participants will attend lectures and discussions by leading field members including academic and industrial affiliates, as well as work on a group research project with three other course participants.

The course is supported by a NSF Funded Award No. OCI-1124123. A travel stipend, including lodging in a Virginia Tech dorm room and meals in Virginia Tech dining halls, is provided.

Application deadline is March 30. Please contact Kristy Collins at for information.

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A university-level Research Institute of Virginia Tech, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute was established in 2000 with an emphasis on informatics of complex interacting systems scaling the microbiome to the entire globe. It helps solve challenges posed to human health, security, and sustainability. Headquartered at the Blacksburg campus, the institute occupies 154,600 square feet in research facilities, including state-of-the-art core laboratory and high-performance computing facilities, as well as research offices in the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, Va.

Written by Emily Kale.



John David Pastor

Tiffany L Trent

February 03, 2014