Posters and awards (undergraduate and high school research)

Over the past year, several undergrads have participated in research with the group. Three of them shared the results of their work at the “UM Conference on Undergraduate Research” on April 27. Kudos to Jack Roddy, Conner Copeland, and Sarah Walling. A special congratulations to Sarah, who was awarded a “best poster” award!

Also, a belated congratulations to Joyce Liu, a high school student working in our lab, who was awarded the 1st place poster award in the 63rd Annual Montana Science Fair, hosted at UM.

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Jack Roddy – Machine Learning strategies for improving sequence alignment boundaries

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Conner Copeland – Southeast Asian plant phylogeny

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Sarah Walling – Characterizing proteins containing Alternative Reading Frames

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Sarah Walling – “Best poster” award

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Genevieve, Alex, and Daniel present posters at ISMB in Prague

A good chunk of the lab had the pleasure of attending the ISMB 2017 in Prague, ending just a couple days ago. Before and during the conference, we had a chance to meet up with several lab collaborators, and to attend an endless stream of informative talks. We also managed to get a little touring in, with trips to the castle, the Charles bridge, a unique marionette performance of Don Giovanni, and exposure to the singularly Czech style of table service.

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