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USM Students at Bioinfomatics and Biomedicine Conference

USM undergraduates David Gagne and Jeffrey Thompson presented their research at the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) in Atlanta, Georgia, held November 12-15, 2011.

They both presented individual research posters on the work they have been doing with Dr. Clare Bates Congdon in the Department of Computer Science over the past year. Gagne's poster title was "A Genetic Algorithms Approach to the Inference of Cis-Regulatory Modules" and Thompson's poster was entitled "Using Genetic Algorithms for the Inference of Motifs That Are Represented In Only a Subset of Sequences of Interest."

This research has been supported by NSF CAREER grant 953492, NIH COBRE grant RR028309, Maine Economic Incentive Funds, and the EAST program for STEM students.

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