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. In Fall 2013, it was combined with the Genetics and Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series. Students enroll in the seminar as BNFO 281.

The 2018-2019 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 2018
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Sep 13, 2018 The Hertzberg Prize Lecture
Victor Velculescu (Johns Hopkins)
Early detection and characterization of cancer using noninvasive liquid biopsies
Sep 20 Laura Zahn (Science)
An Editor’s View on Scientific Publishing
Sep 27 Special time: 4-5pm
Daniel T. O'Connor Memorial Lecture
Helen Hobbs (UT Southwestern)
Fatty Liver Disease: Ancient Mutations for a Common Disease
Oct 4 Angela Brooks (UCSC)
Oct 11 Emilia Huerta-Sanchez (Brown)
Archaic Admixture Facilitates Adaptation in Humans
Oct 18 No talk due to AHSG
Oct 25 No talk
Nov 1 Melanie Moses (University of New Mexico)
Search in Immune Systems: How Information Breaks Energetic Scaling Constraints
Nov 8 Markus Covert (Stanford)
Nov 15 John A. Stamatoyannopoulos (University of Washington)
Nov 22 No talk due to Thanksgiving
Nov 29 Elli Papaemmanuil (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Genome profiling studies to understand cancer biology and develop patient driven treatment approaches
Dec 6 Alexis Komor (UCSD)
Base Editing: Performing Chemistry on the Genome
  Winter 2019
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Jan 10, 2019 Hold for genetics
Jan 17 Jean-Laurent Casanova (Rockefeller)
Jan 24 Maria Grazia Roncarolo (Stanford)
Jan 31 Steve Henikoff (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Feb 7 Eran Halperin (UCLA)
Feb 14 John Lis (Cornell)
Feb 21 Zhen Chen (City of Hope)
Feb 28 Atul Butte (UCSF)
Mar 7 William Stafford Noble (UW Seattle)
Mar 14 Seth Sulivant (North Carolina State)
  Spring 2019
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (PFBH), Auditorium
Apr 4, 2019 Christine Heitsch (Georgia Tech)
Apr 11 Yi Xing (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP))
Apr 18 Peter Kharchenko (Havard Medical School)
Apr 25 Karen Miga (UCSC)
May 2  
May 9  
May 16  
May 23 Evan Eichler (University of Washington)
May 30  
Jun 6