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August 2019

Understanding and promoting diversity in all of its forms

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm PDT
E2 Room 599

Dissertation Defense Joel Armstrong, Graduate Student Researcher, BiomolecularEngineerings AbstractComparing related (homologous) subsequences between genomes from different species gives insight into the function and evolution of the genome. This information is captured in “genome alignments,'' which are essential for many comparative genomics analyses. However, most existing methods to create a genome alignment suffer from reference-bias (where only one genome is fully aligned to all others), or ignore duplication events. Though the Cactus genome aligner avoided these restrictions, it could not align…

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Cell type-specific patterns of activity in an in vitro model of a reticulospinal circuit

August 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm PDT

Postdoc candidate talk Adele Bubnys, Ph.D; Biomedical sciencesThe Rockefeller University, New York, NY AbstractAs the capacity to isolate distinct neuronal cell types has advanced over the past several decades, new two- and three-dimensional in vitro models of the interactions between differentbrain regions have expanded our understanding of human neurobiology and origins of disease.These cultures develop distinctive patterns of activity, but the extent that these patterns aredetermined by the molecular identity of individual cell types versus the specific pattern of network…

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September 2019

Asilomar Bioelectronics Symposium

September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA United States

Abstract deadline is June 15th. For more info, visit: https://asilomarbioelectronics.org.

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October 2019

NCCB Symposium

October 12

The fourth annual Northern California Computational Biology (NCCB) Student Symposium will be held on Saturday October 12, 2019 at UC Davis. This is a one-day student symposium organized by the NCCB Planning Committee made up of students from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UCSF, UC Merced, UC Davis, and Stanford.  The symposium offers an excellent opportunity to connect with the computational biology student community and to learn about current research projects involving the many facets of computational biology.  Among many…

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