Department News

May 13, 2022

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By combining microscopy, biochemistry techniques and artificial intelligence, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have taken what they think may turn out to be a significant leap forward in the understanding of human cells. The technique, known as Multi-Scale Integrated Cell (MuSIC), has been published in Nature.

“The combination of these technologies is unique and powerful because it’s the first time measurements at vastly different scales have been brought together,” said study first author Yue Qin, a Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate student. The authors also include Bioinformatics and Systems Biology faculty Trey Ideker and Gene Yeo, and 25 other collaborators.

Article: Nature, PubMed, PDF

UCSD press release: We Might Not Know Half of What’s in Our Cells, New AI Technique Reveals

See also: GEN, SciTech Daily, ScienceDaily, The Medical News, Neuroscience News, Science Blog, Laboratory Equipment, La Jolla Light, Times of San Diego, and Patch.

March 25, 2022

Nancy Yuan, a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, has been awarded a TRDRP (Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program) predoctoral research fellowship.

October 28, 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Elizabeth Winzeler in the BISB program on being elected to the National Academy of Medicine!

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October 13, 2021

Andrea Castro, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, has been named a 2021 Siebel Scholar.

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October 13, 2021

Anh Pham, a Ph.D. student in the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology graduate program, was awarded the 2021-2022 Sigma Delta Epsilon Tau Chapter Fellowship.

July 8, 2021

This summer, the BISB Bootcamp is hosting a weekly research seminar series featuring BISB and DBMI faculty! Live on Zoom, Thursdays noon-1pm throughout the summer. The talks are aimed at incoming PhD students seeking rotation projects, but the event is open to all members of the BISB program. Future applicants and others who would like to attend, please contact See here for further information.

July 8, 2021

Prof. Gene Yeo, codirector of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program, has appeared on Good Morning America's list of Who is Making Asian American Pacific Islander History in 2021.

July 7, 2021

Daniela Nachmanson, a Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology, has been named to the 2021 class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows.