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Fall 2016

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 >