2018 Conference

High School GIDAS Research Conference

Do you like science and computers?  Are you interested in discovering relationships between genes and diseases? Come to the High School Students’ Research Conference and find out what other students are investigating.

This conference is designed to provide young students to real scientists’ experience in a conference setting to promote learning and interests in science.

There will be interesting hands-on workshops, presentations of research done by high schoolers (including you!), as well as the opportunity to directly interact with keynote speakers.

2017 HSRC front page

The Fifth Annual High School GIDAS Research Conference

This year’s conference is tentatively scheduled for May 19, 2018, and the theme is Genes and Brain Cancer.

Keynote Speaker


Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A.

Title: Moving from Precision Medicine to Precision Health

Dr. Kheterpal is an Associate Professor of anesthesiology and Associate Dean for Research Information Technology at the University of Michigan Medical School. He received his bachelor’s, medical degree and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan. He spent his early postgraduate career as a software entrepreneur and led product development integration during his company’s acquisition by General Electronic Medical Systems.  Since then, his academic career has been focused on the novel use of IT and electronic health records (EHR) for patient care, quality improvement and research. He is recognized as a national leader in perioperative large dataset clinical research and has published numerous articles, editorials and book chapters regarding intraoperative management and long-term postoperative outcomes. Using innovative techniques to integrate administrative, EHR and registry data across institutions, he leads the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group, a research and quality improvement consortium of more than 40 anesthesiology and surgical departments.

WorkShop A


See Through Brains – How transparent brains enable scientists to “see” brain cells


Thompson, Bob

by Bob Thompson (Ph.D., UM Department of Psychiatry)


Date: May 19, 2018 (Saturday), 12:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Room 1230 Undergraduate Science Building (USB), University of Michigan (204 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Open to the public, including middle school students.

     General Attender fee: $25 (workshops included)
     Conference Presenter fee: $35
     Accompanying parents: Free (donation welcome)
     Additional Conference Proceedings (abstract booklet): $12


You will receive email confirmation of the registration and payment.

Registration options

If you wish to present, a tentative research title is fine in the registration form.


2018 Conference Agenda (tentative)

12:00 pm

12:30 pm

12:35 pm                

1:05 pm

1:40 pm

1:50 pm

2:50 pm

3:30 pm

4:30 pm

5 pm

Registration (Poster Setup)

Greetings from miRcore President | Inhan Lee, Ph.D.

Keynote Address: Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A. (Assicate Professor of anesthesiology and Associate Dean for Research Information Technology at the University of Michigan Medical School)

Student Oral Presentation I

                             to be determined

Break (Poster setup)

Poster Session

Student Oral Presentation II

                            to be determined


2017-18 GIDAS Activity Reports and Conference Awards



The abstract is due on April 30, with abstract submission guidelines down below. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines 

File submission: email attach the abstract in Word file to abstract at mircore.org.


Poster Guidelines:

Size: 48′ (width) X 36′ (height).

Check in with your poster and set up by 1:45 pm.

Below is a link to a couple of poster examples that have been used for previous conferences.

Poster Examples




Past Year Conferences

Here you can find information about the conferences from past years.

2017 Conference

2016 Conference

2015 Conference

2014 Conference