Registration extended for Big Idea Seminar

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, May 22

An Agricultural Research Division’s “Big Idea Seminars” event will be offered June 9 as the sixth annual Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics Spring Retreat, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the East Union.

The event was originally scheduled for April 14. Registration is free, but required and available at

The seminar theme is “Computational Science Meets Nutrigenomics” and is co-organized by Janos Zempleni, nutrition and health sciences, and Stephen Scott, computer science and engineering. The day-long retreat is for faculty, post-doctorates, students, staff, industry partners and other interested parties to provide an opportunity to explore relevant topics and to network with fellow researchers in academia and industry.

“This retreat will provide educational insights into IANR’s Healthy Humans strategic priority area and will inform the audience about how computational approaches can be used to accelerate the speed of discovery in nutrigenomics research,” Zempleni said.

The ARD’s seminar series builds big ideas and collaborations among faculty members not only at UNL, but across all University of Nebraska campuses.

Featured speakers include Eric Alm of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Melvine Reichman, president and chief security officer for LIMR Chemical Genomic at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.

The retreat will conclude with the NGN graduate student and postdoctoral fellow poster session, poster research awards and adjournment.

The poster competition is open to all students and post-doctoral fellows, which can be entered with registration. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Registration includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch, along with closing reception and poster session.

For more information, including a complete schedule, go to

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