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Speakers, pictured L to R, are: Dr. Thomas Kepler, Dr. Arthur Lander, Dr. Tobias Meyer, Dr. Bryan Roth and Dr. Zefeng Wang.

The Department of Pharmacology and the Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology held their bi-annual Innovations in Biological Computations Symposium October 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Bioinformatics auditorium. The symposium was well attended, with the auditorium filled to capacity.

The symposium featured five speakers:

  • Thomas Kepler (Boston U.) – “Evolutionary Dynamics in the Antibody Response”
  • Arthur Lander (UC Irvine) – “Stem cells, lineages, and the logic of proliferative control”
  • Tobias Meyer (Stanford) – Control of polarization, migration and cell steering by small GTPase signaling”
  • Bryan Roth (UNC) – “Illuminating the dark matter of the druggable genome”
  • Zefeng Wang (UNC) – “Systemic Study of alternative splicing in cancers”

A reception followed the symposium talks in the Bioinformatics lobby.