Computation and Data Analysis in Biology and Information Sciences

Fall 2007 - Spring 2008

Spring 2008 Schedule

February 6
Synthetic biology: from programming bacteria to programming stem cells
Ron Weiss, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
February 13
Translational Research - From the Bench to the Bedside (and Back)
Guna Rajagopal, Bioinformatics, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
February 20
The beginning of the ends: a curvature-mediated mechanism for localization of lipids to bacterial poles
Kerwyn (KC) Huang, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
February 27
Bioinformatics of protein domains: new computational approaches for the detection of protein domains and their interactions
Maricel Kann, Biological Sciences, University of Maryland
March 5
Bayesian Variable Selection and Data Integration for Biological Regulatory Networks
Shane Jensen, Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
March 12
Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis of Biomolecular Network Dynamics
Eduardo Sontag, Math/BioMaPS, Rutgers University
March 19

No Seminar --- Spring Break

March 26
Locating and analyzing genetic switches in the genome
Tae Hoon Kim, Genetics, Yale University
April 2
Dynamics of chronic myeloid leukemia
Franziska Michor, Computational Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
April 9
Internal representation of environment in regulatory networks
Saeed Tavazoie, Molecular Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

Room changed to Computer Science 105
April 16
Getting to personalized vascular medicine: development of patient specific boundary conditions for treatment planning
Brooke Steele, Biomedical Engineering, UNC/NCSU
April 23
Computational annotation of SNPs and rare variants
Rachel Karchin, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
April 30
Population structure prediction using support vector machines
Usman Roshan, Computer Science, NJIT

Fall 2007 Schedule

September 19
Relating Cellular to Molecular Specificity
Barry Honig, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University
September 26

Combinatorial Patterns of Somantic Gene Mutations in Cancer
Chen-Hsiang Yeang, Institute for Advanced Study

October 3

Cross-Platform Metabolomics and Metabonomics; Integrated use of NMR, MS, Proteomics, Transcriptomics and Statistics
Istvan Pelczer, Chemistry Department, Princeton University

October 10

Identification of Novel Structured RNAs Using Local Multiple Alignment and Homology Search
Zasha Weinberg, Yale University

October 17

A Genome-Wide Signaling Map for Animals
Josh Stuart, Biomolecular Engineering, University of California - Santa Cruz

October 24
Growth-Specific Programs of Gene Expression in Yeast
Edo Airoldi, Genomics, Princeton University
October 31

No Seminar --- Fall Break

November 7

Two's Company, Three's Irreconcilable? Fitting Binary Gene Trees to Non-Binary Species Trees
Dannie Durand, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

November 14
In Silico Approaches to Transcriptional Regulation and its Evolution
Sridhar Hannenhalli, Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
November 21
Genetic Steganography: Searching for Conserved Motifs within Coding Regions
Josh Forman, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
November 28

Tissue Expression Profile Similarity Searches for Gene Discovery and Functional Prediction
Fabien Campagne
, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Medical College, Cornell University

December 5
Identifying State Dependent Regulatory Modules
Yuval Kluger, Cell Biology, New York University School of Medicine
December 12
Using Computational Models of DNA to Predict Intrinsic and Extrinsic Nucleosome Positioning Signals
Alexandre Morozov, Physics, BioMaPS, Rutgers University
WEDNESDAYS, Computer Science Building, Room 402 (unless otherwise noted)
Seminars begin ~12:30 p.m., Lunch will be provided ~12:20 p.m.
These seminars are partially supported by the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE)

PRIME Research Seminar

Research seminars in conjunction with PRIME (Program for Research on Immune Modeling and Experimentation)

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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