Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

This weekly seminar of the UC San Diego Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program began in 2008 as Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. In Fall 2013, it was combined with the Genetics and Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series. Students enroll in the seminar as BNFO 281.

The 2018-2019 Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

Presented by the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine, The Genetics Training Program, The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program, and the Cancer Cell Map Initiative.

When available, abstracts are posted on the Google calendar.

  Fall 2018
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Sep 13, 2018 The Hertzberg Prize Lecture
Victor Velculescu (Johns Hopkins)
Early detection and characterization of cancer using noninvasive liquid biopsies
Sep 20 Laura Zahn (Science)
An Editor’s View on Scientific Publishing
Sep 27 Special time: 4-5pm
Daniel T. O'Connor Memorial Lecture
Helen Hobbs (UT Southwestern)
Fatty Liver Disease: Ancient Mutations for a Common Disease
Oct 4 Angela Brooks (UCSC)
Full-length transcripts associated with splicing factor mutations in cancer
Oct 11 Emilia Huerta-Sanchez (Brown)
Archaic Admixture Facilitates Adaptation in Humans
Oct 18 No talk due to AHSG
Oct 25 No talk
Nov 1 Melanie Moses (University of New Mexico)
Search in Immune Systems: How Information Breaks Energetic Scaling Constraints
Nov 8 Markus Covert (Stanford)
A Multi-Scale, Integrated Approach to Understanding Infection
Nov 15 John A. Stamatoyannopoulos (University of Washington)
Nov 22 No talk due to Thanksgiving
Nov 29 Elli Papaemmanuil (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Genome profiling studies to understand cancer biology and develop patient driven treatment approaches
Dec 6 Alexis Komor (UCSD)
Base Editing: Performing Chemistry on the Genome
  Winter 2019
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Jan 10, 2019 Pejman Mohammadi (Scripps Research)
Using allelic expression to extend rare disease diagnosis beyond coding mutations
Jan 17 Jean-Laurent Casanova (Rockefeller)
Toward a genetic theory of childhood infectious diseases.
Jan 24 Maria Grazia Roncarolo (Stanford)
Cell- and gene-based therapies: an emerging treatment modality for immune diseases of childhood
Jan 31 Steve Henikoff (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interaction dynamics
Feb 7 Eran Halperin (UCLA)
Novel deconvolution methods for methylation and microbiome data with applications to disease studies
Feb 14 John Lis (Cornell)
Dissecting Molecular Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation Genome-Wide
Feb 21 Zhen Chen (City of Hope)
Endothelial Functional Regulation by Enhancer-Associated Long Non-Coding RNAs
Feb 28 Atul Butte (UCSF)
Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease
Mar 7 William Stafford Noble (UW Seattle)
Learning latent embeddings for genomic and proteomic data
Mar 14 Seth Sulivant (North Carolina State)
Phylogenetic Algebraic Geometry
  Spring 2019
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (PFBH), Auditorium
Apr 4, 2019 Christine Heitsch (Georgia Tech)
RNA profiling: Extracting structural signals from noisy distributions
Apr 11 Yi Xing (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia - CHOP)
Elucidating alternative splicing variation using RNA-seq big data and deep learning
Apr 18 Peter Kharchenko (Havard Medical School)
Wiring together large single-cell RNA-seq collections
Apr 25 Karen Miga (UCSC)
Human centromeric regions: A view from the edge of our reference genome
May 2 Andrew Chess (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Genome-scale analyses of DNA replication and allele-specific expression
May 9 Debora Marks (Harvard)
Learning the Secrets of Sequences with Deep Generative Models
May 16 Alexis Komor (UCSD)
Base Editing: Performing Chemistry on the Genome
May 23 Evan Eichler (University of Washington)
Long-read sequencing of complex genomes
May 30 No talk
Jun 6 Michael Talkowski (Harvard)