Participant Testimonials

Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2018

The 2 BIRS meetings I have attended ('Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances) have been some of the most useful and interesting conferences I've been to! There was great discussion during the questions session after many talks that helped flesh out and clarify some of the most exciting recent findings in the field. After both meetings, I became involved in new collaborations with other scientists who had attended.

Polly Fordyce Assistant Professor
Genetics, Bioengineering, Stanford University

This Workshop was excellent. Extremely well chosen participants and agenda, with many new and previously established interactions and collaborations.

Richard Mann Columbia University

I had the pleasure to attend the "Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances" workshop. This gave the opportunity to interact with scientific leaders in the field, discuss my research, and start new collaborations.

Alejandra Eugenia Medina Rivera Dr.
Laboratorio Internacional de Investigación sobre el Genoma Humano, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

The workshop was a great success for me personally. I gained lots of knowledge on the most up-to-date research in my field. I continued collaborations I started in my previous BIRS meeting and started new ones, which I could not have started hadn't I attended this meeting. This was definitely the most fruitful meeting I attended this year.

Yaron Orenstein Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University

This was a very good workshop. I learned some new, interesting results that led to some very productive discussions over dinner and during the rest of the meeting. Those ideas should lead to some new experiments to test the models that emerged.

Gary Stormo Professor
Department of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis

The "Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances" was certainly one of the best meetings I have ever attended. The setting is exquisite, and the entire meeting was run flawlessly. The scientific content of this meeting was second-to-none. I returned with over 14 pages of notes based on the presentations and interactions with other attendees. In general, there was vigorous scientific discourse throughout the meeting, particularly on contentious topics. I have numerous new leads and likely projects that would not have happened without this meeting. In particular, I will be writing a grant with Trevor Siggers, co-authoring a paper with Juan Fuxman-Bass, and rekindling a collaboration with Charles Vinson.

Matthew Weirauch Associate Professor
Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital