Biomedical Computation at Stanford (BCATS)

BCATS Symposium

Now in its eighth year, the Biomedical Computation at Stanford symposium provides an open, interdisciplinary forum for Stanford students and post-docs to share their latest work in computational biology and medicine with others from Stanford and beyond.

BCATS was originally organized to bring together and integrate the diverse work done across Stanford in all fields related to biomedical computation; after seven years, BCATS has become an important part of the Stanford biomedical computation community.

BCATS 2007 News

Next year's symposium will take place on October 25, 2008.

Congratulations to the Best Talk Award Winner Karen Sachs and the Outstanding Poster Award Winners Gennadiy Chuyeshov, Melinda J. Cromie, Rebecca Taylor, Gilwoo Choi, Aaron S. Wang!

We would like to thank all of BCATS 2007 Student Presenters, Keynote Speakers, Judges, Reviewers, Sponsors, Volunteers and Attendees for a great event! Please stay tuned for more info about BCATS 2008. If you are interested in being part of the BCATS 2008 organizing team, please contact the current organizers.

Please note the updated Spotlight Schedule (the order of the presentations is different than shown in the Abstract Book).

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available on Saturday, October 27th starting at 8am.

BCATS 2007 Abstract Book is posted online.

The BCATS schedule is now up online.

BCATS 2007 will be held on October 27, 2007 in Cubberley Auditorium.

Keynote Addresses

Gerard A. Ateshian, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

Douglas A. Lauffenburger, PhD
Uncas and Helen Whitaker Professor of Bioengineering
Director of the Biological Engineering Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pavel A. Pevzner, PhD
Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science
University of California, San Diego

Peter K. Sorger, PhD
Professor of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

Volunteer for BCATS

BCATS is looking for volunteers to help on the day of the conference (Oct 27) or the day before (Oct 26). Registration is free for BCATS volunteers. For more information, please email the Volunteer Coordinator at .


BCATS welcomes presentations from all domains of computerized and computer-aided biology and medicine, broadly conceived. Topics will include:

  • Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Computational Biology
  • Computational Genomics and Systems Biology
  • Biomechanical Simulation, Modeling and Robotics
  • Medical Informatics
  • Structural Biology and Chemistry
  • Biomedical Imaging