KAUST Research Conference on Computational and experimental interfaces of Big Data and Biotechnology

25 – 27 January, 2016​​

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Student Poster Competition in Big Data Applications in Life Sciences

The winners will have an all-expenses paid trip to attend the CBRC conference at KAUST
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) will cover travel and accommodation for the six students to attend and exhibit their posters at the KAUST Research Conference on Computational and Experimental Interfaces of Big Data and Biotechnology, 25-27 January 2016 in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. The closing date for the competition is 15 December 2015.

The Poster Competition is open for any graduate student to present work from projects that they have carried out at their university or during internships. All submitted posters will become public information, so it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that there are no confidentiality issues or other conflicts arising from the submission.

In order to enter the competition, applicants must be currently in a masters, doctoral or first-year postdoctoral level status. The posters should be formatted for printing in the A0 poster size, 36 x 46 Inches. Submissions will be evaluated based on novelty and applicability of Big Data approaches in all life sciences with special emphasis on biotechnology and bioinformatics.

The applicants must ensure that they are in possession of a passport valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure from Saudi Arabia in order to be able to apply for a Saudi visa in a timely manner. We will guide and assist the chosen students in their visa application. Proposals should be submitted via email to sarah.salhi@kaust.edu.sa with Big Data 2016 Competition in the subject line to whom further inquiries should be made.