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Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: Giles Oldroyd

Seminar | September 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Giles Oldroyd, John Innes Centre

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Symbiotic signalling that establishes beneficial interactions in plants

New mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulation

Seminar | September 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Wendy Gilbert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Global Health Seminar: Dr. Jamie Eliades, Malaria Cares, PATH

Seminar | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, Auditorium 125

CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Please join us for a seminar with Dr. Jamie Eliades, Technical Director of the USAID program, Malaria Cares. MalariaCare is a five-year partnership led by PATH and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). MalariaCare aims to scale up high-quality diagnosis and treatment services for malaria and other febrile illnesses. More...   More >

Core Skills in Computational Biology: Introduction to Git

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

Center for Computational Biology

Peer taught seminars in popular research methods. Light refreshments provided.

Regents Lecture: Dr. Nathan Wolfe, "Early Detection and Prevention of Viral Epidemics

Seminar | October 1 | 6-7 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Dr. Nathan Wolfe, Founder and CEO of Metabiota

Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Founder and Executive Chairman of Global Viral; He is also the Lorry I. Lokey visiting professor in Human Biology at Stanford University.

Preseminar reception at 5:30 in 114 Morgan Hall

Monday, October 5, 2015

Rods Feed Cones to Keep Them Alive

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

John Flannery, UC Berkeley

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Since the first discovery of a gene causing retinitis pigmentosa in 1980, there has been remarkable progress by many investigators to identify the causative genes for most forms of inherited blinding diseases of the retina. It is estimated that all of the causative genes for most large patient groups and families are now known, with only a small number of very rare cases yet to be elucidated....   More >

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Microbiology Seminar:Bernhard Krautler

Seminar | October 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Bernhard Krautler, University of Innsbruck

Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

How Chlorophyll is Broken Down in Higher Plants

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Illumina Info Session

Information Session | October 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Bioengineering (BioE)

Come hear how Illumina is unlocking the power of genomics to improve human health. At Illumina, our goal is to apply innovative sequencing and array technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function, making studies possible that were not even imaginable just a few years ago. Every single day at Illumina we have the opportunity to do once-in-a-lifetime work. We are transforming human...   More >

Students - Undergraduate

Students - Undergraduate

Monday, November 2, 2015

Profiling single cells in situ by FISH Scalys (Sequential Coding Analysis

Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Professor Long Cai, Division of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Department of Chemistry

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

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NCBI bioinformatics tools: An introduction

Workshop | November 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2189 VLSB

Elliott Smith, Bioscience Library


A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Cole Trapnell, University of Washington

Seminar | November 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology

Single-cell trajectory analysis is a powerful approach for studying gene regulatory changes during cell differentiation and other dynamic processes. Recently, we showed that individual cells can be ordered according to progress through differentiation by analyzing their transcriptomes with unsupervised algorithms. Previous studies by our group and others have been limited to linear trajectories...   More >

Monday, November 16, 2015

Engineering Bacterial Two Component Signaling Systems as Synthetic Sensors with High Modularity, Tunability, Portability, and Signal-to-Background

Seminar | November 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Professor Jeff Tabor, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University

Department of Chemistry

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

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Biophysical and Structural Basis of Extracellular Electron Transport in Microbial Redox Chains

Seminar | November 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Professor Moh El-Naggar, Physics, Biological Sciences & Chemistry, University of Southern California

Department of Chemistry

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

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Jonathan Pritchard, Stanford University: New Methods for Studying Polygenic Traits and Polygenic Adaptation in Humans

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Center for Computational Biology

Most common phenotypic variation in humans is highly polygenic. Although there are examples of strong selective sweeps at individual loci, we and others have hypothesized that the bulk of human adaptation occurs through small shifts in allele frequencies at hundreds or thousands of relevant loci. In this talk I will describe our recent work on methods for studying the genetic basis of a variety...   More >

Monday, December 7, 2015