Bioinformatics Seminar

Signatures of the great human expansion
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Since the emergence of modern humans in Africa, human population histories have been complex and nonstationary. Human populations have, for example, grown rapidly, split apart, migrated over large distances, experienced isolation, and mixed during colonization events.

Learning From Nature to Engineer Proteins
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

As we get a more complete picture of how proteins accomplish myriad complex tasks in cells, from catalysis to mechanical force generation, we are more inspired to engineer similarly “smart” molecules for specific needs.

Sparse learning methods for dissecting the genetic control of biological systems
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Since the completion of genome sequencing projects for various organisms including human and other model organisms, the fundamental goal of research in computational genomics, systems biology, and genetics has been to gain a complete understanding of how the instruction sets encoded in genomes ge

Towards A Platform for Engineering RNA Regulatory Networks Using High Throughput RNA Structure Characterization
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) play central roles in maintaining, regulating and defending the genomes of all organisms. In fact, their regulatory versatility and ubiquity have made ncRNAs increasingly important tools for engineering synthetic biological systems.

RNA conformational switches and the Fast Fourier Transform
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

RNA secondary structure forms a scaffold for tertiary structure formation, hence is a major determinant for both structure and function of an RNA

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