Events Archive

COBRE CBHD Seminar Series: Localization of Genomic Adaptation with Application to a Southern African Hunter-gatherer Population

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

The COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Presents a talk titled "Localization of Genomic Adaptation with Application to a Southern African Hunter-gatherer Population" presented by Lauren Alpert Sugden, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Sohini Ramachandran in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

 

CANCELLED: Accelerating Precision Cancer Medicine through Clinical Computational Oncology

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

DUE TO ILLNESS THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Further details will follow regarding rescheduling Dr. Van Allen.

 

Dr. Eliezer Van Allen

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Clinician, Dana Farber /Partners Cancer Care
Associate Member, Broad Institute

Accelerating Precision Cancer Medicine through Clinical Computational Oncology

"Examining the Disputed Role of FOXP2 in Modern Human Evolution"

Friday, February 03, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Elizabeth Atkinson - Postdoctoral Candidate

Hosted by The Ramachandran Group

From EHRs to body-worn sensors: Finding causes of health and disease

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Samantha Kleinberg
Stevens Institute of Technology

From EHRs to body-worn sensors: Finding causes of health and disease

"The Regulatory Genome" Symposium

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

A half-day symposium on "The Regulatory Genome" in memory of Dr. Eric Davidson, Developmental Biologist at CalTech.

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Ellen Rothenberg
- Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, University Professor, California Institute of Technology

Chromatin Architecture and Remodeling at Start Sites of DNA Replication

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)
"Chromatin architecture and remodeling at start sites of DNA replication"
David MacAlpine

Duke University, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
David MacAlpine uses genomic approaches to study how the start sites of DNA ...

COBRE CBHD Seminar Series: The Role of Genomic Instability in Cellular Senescence and Aging

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Nicola Neretti
COBRE Project Seminar: A Drug Repositioning Strategy for Healthspan Extension

Please join Dr. Nicola Neretti, Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Molecular, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry, as he presents a talk titled "The Role of Genomic Instability in Cellular Senescence and Aging" as part of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB).

COBRE CBHD Seminar Series: Incorporating Ethnic Disparities in Genomic Studies of Disease

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Sohini Ramachandran
COBRE Project Seminar: Incorporating Ethnic Disparities in Genomic Studies of Disease.

Please join Dr. Sohini Ramachandran, Manning Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as she presents a talk titled "Incorporating Ethnic and Gender Disparities in Genomic Studies of Disease" as part of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB).

COBRE CBHD Seminar Series: Tolerance of Viral/Bacterial Co-infections

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Amanda Jamieson
COBRE Project Seminar: Tolerance of Viral/Bacterial Co-infections

Please join Dr. Amanda Jamieson, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology as she presents a talk titled "Tolerance of Viral/Bacterial Co-infections" as part of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB).

COBRE CBHD Seminar Series: Spatial and Functional Organization of Intestinal Microbiome

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Shipra Vaishnava
COBRE Project Seminar: Spatial and Functional Organization of Intestinal Microbiome

Please join Dr. Shipra Vaishnava, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology as she presents a talk titled "Spatial and Functional Organization of Intestinal Microbiome" as part of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology (CCMB).

 

COBRE CBHD Seminar Series: Computational Genomics of Preeclampsia

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Alper Uzun
COBRE Project Seminar: Computational Genomics of Preeclampsia

Please join Dr. Alper Uzun, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Women & Infants Hospital, as he presents a talk about his current COBRE project titled "Computational Genomics of Preeclampsia" as part of the COBRE Center for Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Seminar Series co-sponsored by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology(CCMB).

 

CS 1810 - Bob Dylan and Bioinformatics

Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

Bob Dylan and Bioinformatics

Learn about the alignment algorithms used by Shazam and Pandora and celebrate Bob Dylan's recent Nobel Prize.

Hosted by Sorin Istrail & CS 1810

Photos here

Biomedical Informatics at Brown

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)


Neil Sarkar
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor of Medical Science

Tracking and Predicting Cancer Evolution

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Marco Gerlinger
Translational Oncogenomics Team Leader
Institute of Cancer Research, Centre for Evolution and Cancer

Tracking and Predicting Cancer Evolution

Identification of a Novel Missense Variant in CREBRF Associated with Obesity and Diabetes in Samoans"

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Stephen McGarvey
Brown University
Professor of Epidemiology
Director of International Health Institute

The Samoas’ world-leading rate of
obesity is a recent phenomenon, heavily influenced by the globe’s rapid shift
to calorie-rich, processed foods and more sedentary lifestyles.

D. E. Shaw Recruiting Event

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)
Heidi Koldsø

Heidi Koldsø applies simulation to study biological systems, with a focus on ion channels. Prior to her work at DESRES, Heidi was a postdoctoral fellow in Mark Sansom's group at the University of Oxford. She holds a Ph.D. in chemistry ...

Regulatory Information Encoded in Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Dr. Isabelle Peter
Assistant Professor of Biology & Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology

Expanding Evolutionary Theory with Learning Theory: Implications for the evolution of development and evolvability.

Monday, August 08, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Walter Hall
Monday, August 8 at 4 pm in Walter Hall 102
Richard Watson, University of Southampton
Expanding Evolutionary Theory with Learning Theory: Implications for the evolution of development and evolvability.
In order for evolution by ...

Inference of Genetic and Signal Networks from Molecular Measures

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

Inference of Genetic and Signal Networks from Molecular Measures

Demography-Aware Inference of the Strength of Natural Selection

Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CIT, Room 477 (Lubrano Room)

 

Demography-Aware Inference of the Strength of Natural Selection

Computational Detection of Driver Mutations in Cancer Genomics

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)
Hsin-Ta Wu

Thesis Defense
Title: Computational Detection of Driver Mutations in Cancer Genomes
Abstract: Cancer is caused largely by the accumulation of somatic mutations during the lifetime of an individual. Recent advances in ...

Cracking the Leaf Code with Computer Vision

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

Cracking the Leaf Code with Computer Vision

CCMB Honors Thesis Presentations & New Comp Bio Concentrator Reception

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

CCMB New Concentrators Reception and Honors Thesis presentations:

"Mutational Analysis of Single Neurons Using Whole-Genome Sequencing"

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Mutational Analysis of Single Neurons Using Whole-Genome Sequencing"

Epigenetic Remodeling in Human Genomes and its Implications for Human Aging and Diseases.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Epigenetic Remodeling in Human Genomes and its Implications for Human Aging and Diseases.

Mining Gummi Bears in One and Two Jars

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Mining Gummi Bears in One and Two Jars

The Evolutionary and Computational Utility of Human Identity

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

The evolutionary and computational utility of human identity

Information technology pervades our lives, and not only of those of us in the United States.  Ericsson has predicted that by 2020, 90% of humanity will have a mobile phone (in 2015 there were estimated to be 2.7 billion phone contracts worldwide, an estimated 800 million of which were added in 2014.)  With that technology has come artificial intelligence, able to read and categorise our words and images, and with it a commensurate loss of priv

Elieazer Van Allen - TBA

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Hosted by Sohini Ramachandran

Computational Methods for Cancer Systems Biology Data

Friday, January 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Jiaurui Ding is a CCMB Postdoctoral Candidate who will be giving a talk at 11:00 am in the Swig Boardroom to the CCMB community. All are welcome to attend.

Publishing for Impact

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

"Publishing for Impact"
(There will be a Q&A for postdocs and grad students following the seminar with refreshments provided) 

Inference of Population Size Trajectories from Genomic Data

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

Inference of Population Size Trajectories from Genomic Data

"Aneuploidy and Adaptation in Yeast"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

 

"Aneuploidy and Adaptation in Yeast"

Using Graphical Models to Combine Exome and Gene Expression Increases the Power of Disease Mechanism Discovery

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Identifying genes associated with complex human diseases is one of the main challenges of human genetics and computational medicine. To answer this question, millions of genetic variants get screened to identify a few of importance. To increase the power of identifying genes associated with diseases and to account for other potential sources of protein function aberrations, we propose a novel factor-graph based model, where much of the biological knowledge is incorporated through factors and priors.

Mitonuclear Variation and Hypoxia in Flies

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)
Mitochondria are involved in almost all cellular processes due to their role in ATP production- providing the majority of the energy currency of cells. However, it is now apparent that mitochondria are important in sensing and mediating signaling pathways ...

Recent Advances in Data Management for Data Exploration

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

Tim Kraska
Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Andrew Crotty
Ph.D. student, Computer Science

"Recent Advances in Data Management for Data Exploration"

D.E. Shaw Research Information Session

Thursday, October 01, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)
D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts basic scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry under the direct scientific leadership of Dr. David E. Shaw. Our group is currently focusing on molecular ...

Michael DeGiorgio - "Statistical Techniques for Identifying Adaptive Alleles with an Application to Human Evolution"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Statistical Techniques for Identifying Adaptive Alleles with an Application to Human Evolution"

"Incorporating experimental data into the online protein-folding game Foldit"

Friday, May 15, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium)

CCMB & MPPB Department

Seminar Series 2014- 2015

PRESENT:

Dr. Firas Khatib

"Incorporating experimental data into the online protein-folding game Foldit"

Friday, May 15, 2015 Marcuvitz Auditorium, Sidney Frank Hall 220

Hosted by Nicolas Fawzi

 

Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00am - Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00am
CIT, Room 368
Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years
May 12−15, 2015
14 John von Neumann Lectures on Economics, Physics, Computer Science, and Brain and
Neuroscience unified by John von Neumann’s vision of “Computation ...

Computational Biology Degree Day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
MacMillan Hall, Room 115

What do you do with a degree in Computational Biology? Join the Computational Biology Department Undergraduate Group to hear from alums about what they've done since Brown! Food will be served.

Andrew Beck - "Extensive rewiring of epithelial-stromal coexpression networks in breast cancer"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alpert Medical Building, Case Study Room 270

"Extensive rewiring of epithelial-stromal coexpression networks in breast cancer"

Sevinc Ercan - "Regulation of X Chromosome Chromatin Structure and Transcription in C. elegans."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Regulation of X chromosome chromatin structure and transcription in C. elegans."

Su-In Lee - "Identifying network features reveals novel markers for clinical phenotypes in cancer."

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Identifying network features reveals novel markers for clinical phenotypes in cancer."

Toby Bloom - "Infrastructure for the Next Generation of Genomic Analysis"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Infrastructure for the Next Generation of Genomic Analysis"

Massively parallel sequencing technologies now enable the generation of tens of terabytes of raw data per day, with, on average, 3 times that amount of processed data.  Earlier genomics infrastructure projects focused on handling such large volumes of data efficiently, and on performing vast amounts of processing with algorithms that are not embarrassingly parallel, and with combinations of data and genomes that required constant shuffling of data.

Neil Sarkar - "Imputing Knowledge from Biological and Health Data"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Imputing Knowledge from Biological and Health Data"

Rameen Beroukhim - "The Genomic Landscape of Endometrial Cancer Progression"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"The Genomic Landscape of Endometrial Cancer Progression"

 

Most cancer deaths are due to metastatic disease, but most of our understanding of the cancer genome derives from primary tumors.  We have performed systematic analyses of genomic alterations to characterize patterns of tumor evolution in endometrial cancer from hyperplastic lesions to primary tumors and their paired metastases.  These indicate potential novel driver genes and indicate principles governing the spread of endometrial cancers past their primary site.
Hosted by Ben Raphael

Stefan Canzar

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

"Transcript Assembly with CIDANE: Scoring the Impossible"

CCMB Seminar - Sara Sheehan

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

February 18, 2015, 4:00 pm - Swig Boardroom - CIT 241

Sara Sheehan
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
University of California, Berkeley

Title & Abstract TBA

Hosted by Sohini Ramachandran

"Pathway Regulatory Evolution between Long-Diverged Species."

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Watson CIT - SWIG Boardroom (CIT241)

February 11, 2015, 4:00 pm - Swig Boardroom - CIT 241

Rachel Brem
Associate Professor
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

"Pathway Regulatory Evolution between Long-Diverged Species."

Hosted by Ben Raphael

Sequence Comparison in the Time of Deluge

Monday, November 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Swig Boardroom - CIT 241
Alberto Apostolico
Georgia Tech College of Computing
School of Computational Science & Engineering