SIGBio Awards


  • 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