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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Dana Pe'er, Columbia University

Seminar: Bioinformatics Seminars: Mathematical and Computational Biology Seminar Series: Statistics and Genomics Seminar Series | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Dana Pe'er

Center for Computational Biology


Dimensionality in Biological Data: The Power of Single Cells

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Structure of the Nuclear Pore Complex

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor André Hoelz, Department Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Special Seminar: De Novo Design of Catalytic Function

Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Professor Ivan V. Korendovych, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University

Department of Chemistry


Design of a novel catalytic function in proteins and peptides, apart from its inherent practical value, is important for fundamental understanding of enzymatic activity. We will present applications of a computationally inexpensive, minimalistic approach to design of artificial enzymes. Two representative cases will be discussed.

1. Introducing single amino acid residue mutations into a...   More >

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Principles and Priorities of Population Health Science

Presentation | March 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Dean, Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University

Public Health, School of


Dr. Galea is a physician and an epidemiologist. He is Dean and Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, Dr Galea served as the Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where he launched several new educational...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Registered attendees will be seated first. RSVP by March 27 online, or or by emailing Niki Shapiro at nikishapiro@berkeley.edu.



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Challenges and opportunities of environmental metagenomics

Seminar | March 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


Zhong Wang, Program Head, Genome Analysis, Joint Genome Institute

Department of Statistics


Complex microbial communities consists of thousands of species that are difficult to culture in laboratories. High throughput shotgun sequencing has recently become a powerful tool to study these communities. Studying diverse microbial communities from various environmental habitats has significantly enhanced our understanding of their roles in renewable energy, climate change and many other...   More >

Monday, April 4, 2016

Protein Structural Dynamics One Tilt at a Time

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Yale E. Goldman, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: What can tens of thousands of human RNA-seq samples tell us about how how much of the genome is transcribed?

Seminar: Bioinformatics Seminars: Mathematical and Computational Biology Seminar Series: Statistics and Genomics Seminar Series | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Dr. Jeff Leek

Center for Computational Biology


There has been a lot of debate over how much of the genome is functional over the last several years. This debate has generated a lot of heat, particularly in internet discussions, and mainly due to differing definitions of "functional". In this talk I will ask a simpler and more clearly defined question: "How much of the genome is transcribed and in what scenarios?" I will explain our...   More >

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cynthia Ann Chan Memorial Lecture: Prospects for Discovering RNA Relics of Nature’s Oldest Catalysts and Chemical Sensors

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location


Professor Ronald Breaker, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Development Biology, Yale University

Department of Chemistry


Coffee & Refreshments served on lower level Stanley Hall @3:50pm-4:10pm

Monday, April 18, 2016

Uncovering How RNA Molecules ‘Make Decisions’ On the Fly: Towards Understanding and Engineering CoTranscriptional RNA Folding

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall


Professor Julius B. Lucks, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

Department of Chemistry


This event is co-sponsored by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science in recognition of the outstanding alumni scientists who contribute their research efforts to the advancement of science.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Industry Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Gentleman, VP Computational Biology at 23andMe

Seminar: Industry Seminar Series | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Dr. Robert Gentleman is a statistician and bioinformatician whose work focuses on the intersection between genetics and drug research. In addition to his current position as the Vice President of Computational Biology at 23andMe, he previously worked as the Senior Director of Genentech and the head of the Computational Biology Department at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Fast, Scalable Prediction of Deleterious Noncoding Variants from Genomic Data - Dr. Adam Siepel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Seminar | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Across many species, a large proportion of genetic variants that influence phenotypes of interest are located outside of protein-coding genes, yet existing methods for identif Here, we introduce a new probabilistic method, called LINSIGHT, that substantially improves the prediction of noncoding nucleotide sites at which mutations are likely to have deleterious fitness consequences, which...   More >

Friday, October 7, 2016

Northern California Computational Biology (NCCB) Student Symposium: Northern California Computational Biology (NCCB) Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium: Featured | October 7 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Center for Computational Biology


The Northern California Computational Biology (NCCB) Student Symposium is a one­-day student symposium organized by the NCCB Planning Committee made up of students from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF, and Stanford. The symposium offers an excellent opportunity to connect with the local computational biology student community and to learn about current research projects involving the many facets...   More >

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University

Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Title: Structured factor models to find interpretable signal in genomic data

Abstract: Latent factor models have been the recent focus of much attention in `big data' applications because of their ability to quickly allow the user to explore the underlying data in a controlled and interpretable way. In genomics, latent factor models are commonly used to identify population substructure,...   More >

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Molly Przeworski, Columbia University

Seminar: Bioinformatics Seminars | December 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Meiotic recombination is a fundamental genetic process that generates new combinations of alleles on which natural selection can act and, in most sexually-reproducing organisms, ensures the proper alignment and segregation of chromosomes. Recombination events are initiated by double strand breaks deliberately inflicted on the genome during meiosis. In this talk, I’ll present accumulating evidence...   More >

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Seminar: Dr. Edward Chuong, University of Utah

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Title: Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution

Abstract: Changes in gene regulatory networks underlie many biological adaptations, but the mechanisms promoting their emergence and evolution are not well understood. Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are prolific genomic parasites that constitute 6-14% of vertebrate genomes, and harbor sequences capable of modulating...   More >

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. David Baker, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington

Seminar: Bioinformatics Seminars | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Post-Evolutionary Biology: Design of novel protein structures, functions and assemblies

Abstract: Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering...   More >

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Seminar: Molecular clocks of human evolution - Dr. Priya Moorjani, Columbia Univeristy

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


Molecular clocks of human evolution

Abstract: One of the most fundamental discoveries in evolutionary biology is the “molecular clock”: the observation that changes to the genome due to mutation and recombination occur steadily with time. Thus, the accumulation of neutral substitutions (i.e., changes with no fitness effects) over generations provides a record of the time elapsed and hence an...   More >

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The dynamics of clonal evolution: Dr. Jamie Blundell, Stanford University

Seminar | March 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center


Center for Computational Biology


The dynamics of clonal evolution remain poorly understood despite having implications for the treatment of cancer and microbial infections. My work combines high-resolution lineage tracking using DNA barcodes, directed whole-genome-sequencing of adaptive clones, and mathematical models of mutational dynamics to understand clonal evolution at a quantitative level. Using this approach we are able...   More >

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England: From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning

Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall


Center for Computational Biology


ABSTRACT:
Molecular biology, healthcare and medicine have been slowly morphing into large-scale, data driven sciences dependent on machine learning and applied statistics. In this talk I will start by explaining some of the modelling challenges in finding the genetic underpinnings of disease, which is important for screening, treatment, drug development, and basic biological insight. Genome and...   More >