“AI and Data Science
in Drug Development and Public Health”

April 25 - 27, 2022
Virtual Meeting

The 18th Annual Conference for the Mid-South Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society

Abstract Submissions YSE Awards Registration

  • • Prestigious Keynote Speakers
  • • 11 Stimulating Scientific Sessions
  • • Young Scientist Excellence Awards
  • • Poster Awards for Students and Postdocs
  • Proceedings in Prominent Frontiers Journals
  • • Serving as Board Members
  • •Workshops with Door Prizes

MCBIOS is currently accepting the following open nominations for 2 board seats for a 3-year term, 1 trainee seat, and 1 president elect. Nominees must be registered for the meeting by March 31st. We encourage nominees who have been involved in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology research, education, policy or related areas. Nominees will be screened by the nomination committee and voting will take place as soon as possible after March 31st and polls will remain open to all MCBIOS members until 11:59pm of the second day of our conference in Whova.

Nominations must be submitted by email to Dr. Weida Tong, Chair of the MCBIOS Nominations Committee (weida.tong@fda.hhs.gov) and cc’d to Dr. Jake Chen, President of MCBIOS (akechen@uab.edu)

Download the nomination forms:

Board of Directors Nomination Form Student Nomination to Board of Directors Form

Key Dates

MCBIOS Session Proposals Selected

November 15, 2021

MCBIOS Young Scientists Excellence Awards Submission Opens

December 15, 2021

Abstract Submission Site Opens

December 15, 2021

Online Registration Opens

February 1, 2022

Young Scientists Excellence Awards Due

March 31st, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline

March 31st, 2022


Greeting from the MCBIOS President:

"The 18th Annual Meeting of MCBIOS will be held virtually with the theme of “AI and Data Science in Drug Development and Public Health”.

I am pleased to announce the 18th Annual Meeting of MCBIOS will be held virtually with the theme “AI and Data Science in Drug Development and Public Health” from April 25-27, 2022.

We welcome you to register and submit an abstract for MCBIOS 2022. The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2022. Below are some suggested topics:

  • Application of Machine Learning in Components of Predictive Public Health
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Shakes Up Drug Discovery
  • Barriers and Pitfalls of AI Application in Medicine
  • Cancer Informatics
  • Characterization of Microbiome Ecology and Pathogen Virulence via AI/ML
  • Computational Approaches in Decoding Tumor Immune
  • Microenvironment for Precision Oncology
  • Data-Centric AI for Regulatory Research
  • Liquid Biopsy Science
  • Machine Learning and Single Cell Genomics in Public Health
  • Machine Learning Applications in Toxicology
  • Network Biology and Medicine
  • Predicting, Modelling, and Testing of Drug Combinations in Cancer
  • Terminologies and Standards in Big Data Analysis
  • Text Analytics for Drug safety and Health Data
  • Toxicogenomics in Assessment of Pharmacological and Environmental Toxicity

MCBIOS 2022 will feature late-breaking research on data science and artificial intelligence applied to disease biology modeling, genomics, systems biology studies, translational bioinformatics, computational drug development, and clinical informatics applications to improve public health. The conference will include two afternoon workshops with door prizes; please keep a look out on the conference site for upcoming information on these informative workshops. MCBIOS is committed to training young scientists from diverse educational and ethnic backgrounds. Again, we gladly offer the Young Scientist Excellence Podium and Poster Awards to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as podium and poster presentation opportunities for our members. More information about the eligibility, selection criteria, and deadlines can be found on the MCBIOS web site. Please select the appropriate heading at the top of the website landing page. Please spread the word about this exciting virtual MCBIOS 2022 conference. We look forward to supporting Dr. Joshua Xu whole-heartedly in his organizing of this annual conference, and we look forward to your participation!

Sincerely yours,
President, Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society (MCBIOS)