Computation and Data Analysis in Biology and Information Sciences

Fall 2004 - Spring 2005


Spring 2005 Schedule

February 23

Reverse engineering of regulatory networks in human B cells
Andrea Califano, Director of Columbia Genome Center, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

March 2
Computational approaches to detecting and understanding changes in chromosome structure
Chad Myers, Computer Science, Princeton University
March 9

Meta-Classifiers for Cancer Detection
Gabriela Alexe
, Institute for Advanced Study

March 16

Spring Break

March 23
Germline codon usage as an indicator of immune selection dynamics
Uri Hershberg, Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine
March 30
Regulatory Motifs in Cellular Networks
Ravi Iyengar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
April 6
Modeling and clustering disease progression for correlation with genetic and demographic factors
Robert Kingan, ProSanos
April 13
Fast and systematic genome-wide discovery of regulatory elements using network-level conservation
Olivier Elemento, Genomics Institute, Princeton University
April 20
Data management and bioinformatics in the analysis of developing tissues
Chris Bristow, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
April 27
Chains of statements about molecular interactions in biological publications
Andrey Rzhetsky, Columbia Genome Center & Department of BioMedical Informatics, Columbia University

Fall 2004 Schedule

September 22

Computational Challenges in Large-Scale Pathway Modeling
Frank Tobin, GlaxoSmithKline

October 6

Understanding the immune response through modeling and simulation
Steven Kleinstein, Computer Science, Princeton University

October 13

Docking methods in drug design
V. Mohan, Consultant

October 20
Optimal identification of complex molecular bionetworks
Xiao-Jiang Feng, Chemistry, Princeton University
November 3
Metabonomics: the challenge of modeling metabolic interactions, processes and diseases in complex organisms
Elaine Holmes, Biological Chemistry, Imperial College
November 10
Decisions, decisions: modeling the role of Min-protein oscillations in bacterial cell division site selection
Kerwyn Huang, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
November 17
There's no place like 'ome: Extracting meaning from high-dimensional datasets
John Quackenbush, TIGR
December 1
Predicting microRNA targets with High Precision
Harlan Robins, Institute for Advanced Study
December 8
Model-based analysis of microarray data: From Central Dogma to Omes Law
Harmen Bussemaker, Columbia University


WEDNESDAYS, Computer Science Building, Room 402 (unless otherwise noted)
Seminars begin ~12:30 p.m.,
These seminars are partially supported by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE)

PICASso "Successes" Seminar

Presentations will usually be given by local students and postdoctoral researchers, leading researchers are periodically invited to present special sessions about key "Successes of Computational Science" in their field; i.e., areas of success in the science that could not have been (or easily been) achieved without computational science. These seminars are indicated with a key icon.

PICASso Research Seminar

Graduate students, post-docs and young faculty present overviews of their research projects and/or tutorials on computational methods they are using.

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