2017 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

2017 Conference

This year’s conference is schedules for May 27, 2017, and the theme is Genes and Depression.

Our tentative schedule will be similar to last year’s conference and is TBA.

Date: May 27, 2016 (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: $20 (workshops included)
     Conference Presenter fee: $32
     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.

We are sponsored once again by WISE this year, and we also have received a commencement letter from The University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel!

Commencement letter from UM President Mark Schlissel

Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Juan Lopez

Dr. Lopez

We are very fortunate this year to have Dr. Lopez as our keynote speaker for the conference.

Dr. Juan Lopez is a Research Assistant Professor at the Mental Health Research Institute and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

Dr. Lopez went through a genetics fellowship in research at the University of Michigan Mental Health Research Institute and received his M.D. at the University of Puerto Rico.

His clinical interests lies in dysthymic disorder and major depression and his research interests include Neuroendocrinology of affective disorders, as well as stress and serotonin.

To read more about our keynote speaker, click this link.

High School Reserach Conference 2017 Agenda

2017 HSRC Agenda


The abstract is due on May 17, with abstract submission guidelines down below. 

Abstract Submission Guidelines 

File submission: email attach the abstract both in Word and PDF files 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.

2016 Conference

2015 Conference

2014 Conference