Call for Papers and Posters

Precision Medicine

improving health through high-resolution analysis of personal data

Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing Session

January 3-7, 2019 

Fairmont Orchid Resort, Kohala Coast

The Big Island of Hawaii, U.S.A.


Rapid advances in sequencing, omics technologies, biosensors, and mobile health tracking devices are opening up new vistas of personal biomedical and health data. Meanwhile, the personal and precision genomics is becoming tractable. To achieve the vaunted goals of precision medicine and go from measurement to clinical translation, substantial gains must be made in methods for data integration, analysis, model development, and interpretation. We welcome all submissions relevant to this exciting and growing area of research. 

Session Topics

We invite contributions in a broad range of computational topics applicable to precision medicine research, both in and outside the clinic. The session is expected to cover original research and methodology related to precision medicine’s most pressing or anticipated problems or needs related to human health.

Examples of topics within the scope of this session include but are not limited to: 

Session Organizers

Steven Brenner, University of California, Berkeley;

Martha Bulyk, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School;

Dana Crawford, Case Western Reserve University;

Jill Mesirov, University of California, San Diego;

Alexander Morgan, Khosla Ventures;

Predrag Radivojac, Indiana University, Bloomington;

Submission Information

The submitted papers are fully reviewed and accepted on a competitive basis.

Important Dates 

Paper submissions due: August 6, 2018 (no extensions will be granted)

Notification of paper acceptance: September 14, 2018

Camera-ready final paper deadline: October 1, 2018

Deadline for poster abstract submission: November 12, 2018

Paper Format and Submission Portal

Please see the PSB paper format template and instructions at

Paper Submissions

Unlike the abstracts at most biology conferences, papers in the PSB proceedings are archival, rigorously peer-reviewed publications. PSB publications are Open Access and linked directly from MEDLINE/PubMed and Google Scholar for wide accessibility. They should be thought of as short journal articles that may be cited on CVs and grant reports.

Poster Format and Submission Portal

Poster presenters will be provided with an easel and a poster board 32"W x 40"H (80x100cm). One poster from each paid participant is permitted. See the submission portal web site for the instructions regarding poster submissions.

Last updated: April 3, 2018