Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

This weekly seminar of the UC San Diego Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program began in 2008 as Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Students enroll in it as BNFO 281. In Fall 2013, it was combined with the Genetics and Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series.

The 2016-2017 Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

Presented by the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine, The Genetics Training Program, The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program, and The San Diego Center for Systems Biology.

When available, abstracts are posted on the Google calendar.


  Fall 2016
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Sep 29, 2016 Su-In Lee (University of Washington)
Mining big data for molecular marker identification
Oct 6 Benjamin Voight (University of Pennsylvania)
Genome-wide mutation rates viewed through a local nucleotide window
Oct 13 John Storey (Princeton)
Latent Variable Models are an Essential Tool in Genomic Data Analysis
Oct 20 Richard Karp (UC Berkeley)
The Colorful Connected Subgraph Problem
Oct 27 Jill Mesirov (UCSD Associate Vice Chancellor for Computational Health Sciences)
Computational Approaches for Genomic Medicine
Nov 3 Susan Ackerman (UCSD)
Translational Defects and Neurodegeneration
Nov 10 Ravi Majeti (Stanford)
Leukemia Stem Cells in Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Nov 17 Adam Philippy (National Institute of Health)
Toward the gapless assembly of complete vertebrate genomes
Dec 1 Talk cancelled
  Winter 2017
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Jan 5, 2017 Hakon Hakonarson (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Genomics-Driven Biomarker Discovery and Applications at CHOP
Jan 12 Trista North (Harvard)
Chemical Genetic Screening for Regulators of Blood Stem Cell Production in Zebrafish
Jan 19 L. Stirling Churchman (Harvard)
Gene Expression Regulation at High Resolution
Jan 26 Ben Raphael (Princeton)
Evolution and Interpretation of Cancer Genomes
Feb 2 Talk cancelled
Feb 9 Maria Figueroa (U of Michigan)
Epigenetic Deregulation in the Aging Hematopoietic Stem Cell: Insights from Epigenome-Wide Studies
Feb 16 Talk cancelled
Feb 23 Howard J. Jacob (HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology)
Daniel T. O'Connor Memorial Lecture: From Hypertension to Genomic Medicine
Mar 2 Talk cancelled
Mar 9 Rob Knight (UCSD)
Our Dynamic Microbiomes and Gut Health
Mar 16 Yaniv Erlich (Columbia)
Genetic Media
Mar 23 Peter Neufeld (Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP)
Genetic Evidence and the Courts
  Spring 2017
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (PFBH), Auditorium
Apr 6, 2017 Stephen Baylin (Johns Hopkins)
Surviving chronic DNA damage - a major instigator of the cancer epigenome?
Apr 13 Atul Butte (UCSF)
Translating Trillions of Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease
Apr 20 Steve McCarroll (Harvard)
How do genes cause the human brain to vary from person to person?
Apr 27 No talk
May 4 No talk
May 11 No talk - Genetics Training Program 10th Annual Retreat Day
May 18 Jonathan Pritchard (Stanford)
Polygenic Architecture and Adaptation of Human Complex Traits
May 25 Louis Muglia (Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
The genetics and genomics of birth timing
Jun 1 Wendy Chung (Columbia Medical Center)
Precision pediatrics: Reflections of a zebra hunter
Jun 8 Anshul Kundaje (Stanford)