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September 2018

Scientific Principles of Life: BME 18 with Prof. David Haussler Fall 2018

September 22 - December 14

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Learn basic principles of life as it exists on this planet and how they generalize -- Darwinian evolution, genomes -- scientific theories of life including mechanistic, thermodynamic, and information theoretic models. Explore the future of life from the Internet to machine learning and adaptation, artificial intelligence, genome editing and fully artificial life. This course satisfies the Scientific Inquiry 5-course credit requirement for undergraduates. Enroll at my.ucsc.edu using class #23658  

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October 2018

Genome Browser Workshops: Various Locations

October 17 - November 14

Do you suspect that there is a lot more to the Genome Browser than you have been using? Timeslots are available to host a Genome Browser workshop at your institution. Thanks to the funding support of NHGRI, we are able to offer hands-on Genome Browser training onsite at your institution at very affordable prices, tailored to your audience's level of expertise. For more information or to submit a request to host a workshop, please visit our sign-up page. Can’t host? Catch…

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Treehouse’s Brave the Shave Fundraiser

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
UC Santa Cruz, Science & Engineering Library, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, 95064
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Rock the Bald! Please join us for the 3rd Annual St. Baldrick's Foundation fundraiser hosted by Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative and the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute to raise money for childhood cancer research. To register (you'll look amazing bald!!), visit the event page: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/UCSC2018 Not quite ready to shave? Just come support the brave participants -- including area students, UC Santa Cruz staff & professors --who will be shaving! Committed 2018 shavees include: Ben Coffey (NEW! 2018's leading fundraiser as of 10-9!) DONATE Charles Vaske…

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November 2018

Genomic Adventures in Machine Learning with Michael Beer

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Biomed 200, UCSC Campus, UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, 95064 United States
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Michael Beer

Speaker: Michael A Beer, Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Date: November 2, 2018 Location: Biomed 200 Time: 1:00-2:00pm Abstract How DNA sequence specifies cell specific enhancer activity, the promoter targets of these enhancers, and the control of gene expression are all central questions in genomics.  Large datasets being generated to address these problems makes machine learning a natural approach. While Deep Neural Networks (DNN) and alternate methods have similar cross-fold validation rates, I…

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