University of Rochester

Bioinformatics Cluster

The Bioinformatics cluster meets monthly for student and faculty talks on current research in the area of Bioinformatics. The meeting is open to all members of the University community. We meet at 11:30 on the second Thursday of the month (expect for November 2006 and January 2007 as noted below) and additionally for outside speakers.

Funding for cluster activities is provided by the Provost through UCIS.

Schedule 2006-2007
November 16, 2006;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Jack Werren, Biology

Genetics and Positional Cloning of Genes Regulating Cell Size: The Use of Genomics in an Emerging Model System

Rahul Tyagi, Biochemistry & Biophysics

(Mathews Lab)

Predicting coaxial stacking of RNA helices

December 14, 2006;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Gaurav Sharma, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Improved Computational Efficiency for Joint RNA Alignment and Folding Using Probabilisitic Constraints

Tony Almudevar, Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Application of the Minimum Description Principle to Graphical Models

January 9, 2007;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Michael Zuker, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Predicting nucleic acid hybridization and melting profiles

January 18, 2007;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Shuba Gopal, Bioinformatics, Rochester Institute of Technology

Genetic algorithm learning and applications in sequence analysis

Harry Stern, Chemistry

Calculation of protein-ligand binding affinities

February 8, 2007;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Jim McGrath, Biomedical Engineering

Nanoparticles and proteomes: Emerging approaches to understanding the interactions between materials and living systems

Orr Ravitz, Chemistry

(Stern Lab)

Calculating Spectral Properties of Rhodopsins - The Cheap and Abundanat vs. the Expensive and Scarce

March 21, 2007;

2 PM

Medical Center K-207

Francois Major, Computer Science and Robert Cedergren Center, University of Montreal

April 12, 2007;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Nipa Mody, Biomedical Engineering

(King Lab)

Multiscale modeling of receptor-mediated platelet adhesion under flow

John Lu, Biochemistry & Biophysics

(Mathews Lab)

Efficient siRNA selection using hybridization thermodynamics

May 10, 2007;

11:30 AM

Neuman Room

(Med Center Room 1-6823)

Ian Laurenzi, Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

Stochastic Approaches to Computational Biology and Bioengineering

May 17, 2007;

11:30 AM

Medical Center K-207

Andrei Yakovlev, Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Where do we stand in microarray analysis? Lessons from the past and hopes for the future.

May 21, 2007;

1:30 PM

Computer Studies 209

Matt Jacobson, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF

New Computational Chemistry Methods for Studying Protein-Ligand Interactions and Membrane Permeability

If you would like more information about the cluster, please email David Mathews, David_Mathews[at]urmc.rochester.edu.

The 2005-2006 schedule is located here.