Innovations in Biological Computation Symposium Held

Pharmacology held an Innovations in Biological Computation Symposium October 16, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Speakers group photo

Above photo (L to R): Tim Elston, Jeremy Purvis, James Collins (BU), Doug Lauffenburger (MIT), Larry Hunter (UC), Klaus Hahn and Gary Johnson.

The Pharmacology department held its first annual Innovations in Biological Computation Symposium October 16, 2013 followed by a reception.  The symposium was co-sponsored by the Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

The talks highlighted how computing is positively impacting several different areas of biomedical research, including synthetic biology, systems biology, modern imaging and bioinformatics. 

The five speakers who gave talks are:

  1. James Collins, Boston University, "Life Redesigned: the emergence of synthetic biology"
  2. Larry Hunter, University of Colorado, "Knowledge-based analysis of Genome-scale data"
  3. Doug Lauffenburger, MIT, "Systems Biology In Vivo: molecular/cellular network analysis of complex inflammatory pathologies"
  4. Jeremy Purivs, Genetics Department, UNC-CH, "Guiding experiments with computational models"
  5. Klaus Hahn, Pharmacology, UNC-CH, "Peeking and poking at GTPase networks in vivo using designed protein probes"
The symposium, held from 1 to 5 pm in the Bioinformatics auditorium, was well attended as was the reception that followed in the Bioinformatics lobby.
 

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