Computation and Data Analysis in Biology and Information Sciences

Fall 2008

Fall 2008 Schedule

September 18
From genomic data to statistical theory
John Storey, Molecular Biology , Princeton University
September 25

Structural genomics of membrane proteins
Marco Punta, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University

October 2

The evolution of microRNAs and their binding sites
Kevin Chen, Genetics, Rutgers University

October 9

Predicting functionally important residues in proteins using evolutionary conservation and 3D structures
Tony Capra, Computer Science, Princeton University

October 16

COALESCE: An integrative framework to uncover metazoan transcriptional networks
Hilary Coller, Molecular Biology, Princeton University

October 23
The genetic code of heart gene regulatory elements Slides
Ivan Ovcharenko, NIH
October 30

No Seminar --- Fall Break

November 6

Elucidating Regulatory Mechanisms Downstream of a Signaling Pathway Using Informative Experiments
Ewa Szczurek, Computational Molecular Biology, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics

November 13
Global analysis of transcriptional cis-regulatory elements
Marc S. Halfon, Biochemistry, SUNY Buffalo
November 20
Understanding influenza infection using molecular simulation
Peter Kasson, Chemistry, Stanford University
November 27

No Seminar --- Thanksgiving Break

December 4
Determining class effects in genomic aberration data
Gregory Grant, Center for Bioinformatics, University of Pennsylvania
December 11
Genomic data integration for regulatory and functional network inference
Curtis Huttenhower, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University
THURSDAYS, 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)

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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