BIG 18

What? Where? Why?

What? Where? Why?


The 8th BIG Research Day is being held on the 9th of March, 2018 (Friday), at the AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Blvd, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. This year, our theme is Model Organisms and Model SystemsScheduled events for the day include a panel discussion, workshops, poster presentations and lightning talks - with an evening mixer to conclude things! Registration is now closed.

What does your theme mean?

Speakers at BIG18 will be highlighting the role of model systems (be those in situ or in silico!) in furthering our understanding of  biological mechanisms ~ in sickness and in health. Our speakers  are researchers representing a diverse range of areas  under this    umbrella, from C.elegans knock-outs to Markov models - visit the Speakers pages to know more.

Schedule of Events

The BIG Research Day, 2018, will be a day long event at the Nest, UBC. Registration opens at 8:30 AM! A detailed breakdown of the day's scheduled talks and sessions is available here. We are pleased to host Dr. Bob Waterston as our keynote speaker. Sign-up slots for our two workshop sessions will be made available for you when you pick up your name tag at our registration desk in the morning. Make sure you join us for our panel discussion after catered lunch! We would also like to invite all attendees to join us at Koerner's pub after the day has concluded at 5:30 PM. 

Our Registrants

This event is open for researchers, trainees and undergraduate students at SFU and UBC. You can learn more about individual abstracts being presented at our poster sessions here. All Bioinformatics, GSAT, and IOP trainees in their 2nd year or above are required to present at the BIG Research Day. 

Registration for BIG18 is now closed. If you are presenting a poster, remember to read the poster printing guidelines.

The BIG organization committee encourages participation from students interested in genomics research irrespective of their current research areas.