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UNO Bioinformatics

What is BIIG?

BIIG stands for UNO’s Bioinformatics Interest Group. The group supports research and introduces students to information technology and bioinformatics topics. It meets a couple times each semester to hear guest speakers give presentations. Some recent speakers have been Dr. Sandor Lovas from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University and Dr. Igor Rogozin from the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The meetings provide a sense of community for both undergraduate and graduate students, professors, advisors, and others.

When are meetings?

Meetings are typically held about every month or two and last approximately an hour and a half over the lunch hour. A lunch is normally provided followed by a guest speaker. The meetings are held at the Peter Kiewit Institute at 67th & Pacific Streets in Omaha, NE. Guests are welcome to attend. Other events may be planned throughout the course of the academic year, so check the website for updates on events.

Join the BIIG mailing list today!

Simply email your name and email address to Connie Jones at

BIIG Meeting Topics

Curious about what sorts of things BIIG investigates? Here is a brief write-up about a previous meeting.