SIGBio Awards


  • Best Paper Award: Zero-shot imputations across species are enabled through joint modeling of human and mouse epigenomics, Jacob Schreiber, Deepthi Hedge, William Noble
  • Best Student Paper Award: Bio-JOIE: Joint Representation Learning of Biological Knowledge Bases, Junheng Hao, Chelsea J.-T. Ju, Muhao Chen, Yizhou Sun, Carlo Zaniolo, Wei Wang


  • Best Paper Award: Identifying Symptom Clusters in Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer Patients using EHR Data, Priyanka Gandhi, Xiao Luo, Susan Storey, Zuoyi Zhang, Zhi Han, Kun Huang
  • Best Student Paper Award: Practical Universal k-mer Sets for Minimizer Schemes, Dan DeBlasio, Fiyinfoluwa Gbosibo, Carl Kingsford and Guillaume Marçais


  • Best Paper Award: A Consensus Approach to Infer Tumor Evolutionary Histories, Kiya Govek, Camden Sikes Layla Oesper
  • Best Student Paper Award: An Integer Linear Programming Solution for the Domain-Gene-Species Reconciliation Problem, Lei Li, Mukul S. Bansal


  • Best Paper Award: Rich chromatin structure prediction from Hi-C data, Laraib Iqbal Malik and Robert Patro
  • Best Student Paper Award: Exploring Frequented Regions in Pan-Genomic Graphs, Alan Cleary, Thiruvarangan Ramaraj, Indika Kahanda, Joann Mudge and Brendan Mumey


  • Best Paper Award: Bipartite matching generalizations for peptide identification in tandem mass spectrometry, Wenruo Bai, Jeffrey Bilmes and William S. Noble
  • Best Student Paper Award: A fast sketch-based assembler for genomes, Priyanka Ghosh and Ananth Kalyanaraman


  • Best Paper Award: An Ensemble SVM Model for the Accurate Prediction of Non-Canonical MicroRNA Targets, Asish Ghoshal, Ananth Grama, Saurabh Bagchi, and Somali Chaterji
  • Best Student Paper Award: An Integrated Querying of Disparate Association and Interaction Data in Biomedical Applications, Shi Qiao, Mehmet Koyutürk, and Z. Meral Özsoyoğlu
  • Best Poster Award: Boolean Network Modeling for Systematic identification of Anticancer Drug Resistance in Colorectal Cancer, Pranav Srinivas


  • Best Paper Award: Unconstrained Gene Tree Diameters for Deep Coalescence, Paweł Górecki, Jarosław Paszek, and Oliver Eulenstein
  • Best Student Paper Award: CNVnet: Combining Sparse Learning and Biological Networks to Capture Joint Effect of Copy Number Variants, Zhiyong Wang, Jinbo Xu and Xinghua Shi
  • Best Poster Award: Identification of Protein Coding Regions in RNA Transcripts, Shiyuyun Tang, Alexandre Lomsadze and Mark Borodovsky


  • Best Paper Award: Improving discrimination of essential genes by modeling local nsertion frequencies in transposon mutagenesis data, Michael Dejesus and Thomas Ioerger
  • Best Student Paper Award: MRFy: Remote Homology Detection for Beta-Structural Proteins Using Markov Random Fields and Stochastic Search, Noah Daniels, Andrew Gallant, Norman Ramsey and Lenore Cowen
  • Best Poster Award: Modularity and Community Detection in Semantic Similarity Networks through Spectral Based Transformation and Markov Clustering, Pietro Hiram Guzzi, Pieangelo Veltri, and Mario Cannataro