Computation and Data Analysis in Biology and Information Sciences

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Spring 2006 Schedule

February 15

Analyzing Time Course Datasets to Discover Complex Temporal Invariants
Bud Mishra, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
*Room 105, Small Auditorium, Computer Science Building

February 22
A Combinatorial Optimization Approach to Motif Finding
Elena Zaslavsky, Computer Science, Princeton University
March 1

Mechanistic Pathway Modeling and Simulation for Predictive Toxicology
Bart Hendriks, Pfizer

March 8

CANCELED--Metabolic Profiling of Parasitic Infection and Psychosocial Challenges
Burton H. Singer, Office of Population Research, Princeton University

March 15
Learning Predictive Models of Gene Regulation
Christina Leslie, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Columbia University
March 22
No Seminar --- Spring Break
March 29
Molecular Mechanisms of the Malaria Parasite Plasmodium Falciparum
Manuel Llinás, Department of Molecular Biology, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
April 5
Identifying Drug-Drug Interactions: Power of the Population Approach
Amit Roy, Bristol Myers-Squibb
April 12
Evidence for Extensive Natural Selection on Secondary Structure of mRNA
Barry Cohen, Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
April 19
Abstract NF-kappaB Oscillations and Cell-to-Cell Variability
Fernand Hayot and Ciriyam Jayaprakash, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Ohio State University
April 26

Query-Driven Search Methods for Large Microarray Databases
Matt Hibbs, Computer Science, Princeton University


May 3
From Protein Structures to Function Prediction
Thomas Funkhouser, Computer Science, Princeton University

Fall 2005 Schedule

September 21
 Special Seminar

A probabilistic model for genome-wide prediction of nucleosome position and stability (Small Auditorium)
Eran Segal, Center for Studies in Physics & Biology, Rockefeller University

September 28

Computational Approaches Towards Human Genome Annotation
Mark Gerstein, Biomedical Informatics, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Computer Science, Yale University

October 5

No Seminar

October 12

Prediction of protein function via graph-theoretic analysis of interaction maps
Elena Nabieva, Computer Science, Princeton University

October 19

Genome-wide analysis of polymorphic differences that affect gene expression
Leonid Kruglyak, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton

October 26

A Maximum Entropy Approach to Species Distribution Modeling
Miroslav Dudik, Computer Science, Princeton University


November 2

No Seminar

November 9

Interpreting Gene Lists Using a Literature-Derived Protein-Interaction Network
Pankaj Agarwa, Bioinformatics Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline

November 16

Protein Helical Topology Prediction Using Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
Scott McAllister, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University


November 23

No Seminar

November 30

Machine Learning Approach to DNA Microarray Bioinformatics
S.Y. Kung, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

December 7

Analysis of Microarray and Clinical Data for Colon Cancer
Gunter Schemmann, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

December 14

Switch-like dynamics in viral regulatory circuits: Stochastic gene expression in HIV-1 and oscillations in Human Cytomegalovirus
Leor Weinberger, Molecular Biology, Princeton 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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