In the pursuant of academic excellence, there is always the need to communicate tentatively and learn from both the leaders in the field as well as fellow students. We, the graduate students of the Institute of Bioinformatics at the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) therefore resolve to establish the Bioinformatics Graduate Students Association (BIGSA)
BIGSA is established for the expressed purpose of
- Creating and maintaining a cohesive Bioinformatics community at UGA
- Providing the structure for mutual support, co-operation and academic development.
- Providing the means for engaging each other socially and intellectually.
- Strive to share the understanding of bioinformatics with a broader community by organizing various forums to share information about when and how bioinformatics interlocks with various academic disciplines.