Bio: Shashi Shekhar, a McKnight Distinguished University Professor at the University of Minnesota, is a leading scholar in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He co-edited an Encyclopedia of GIS and co-authored a Spatial Databases textbook. He received the IEEE-CS Technical Achievement Award, the UCGIS Education Award and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS. Shashi is a co-Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Informatica journal (Springer) and has served on the Computing Community Consortium Council, National Academies’ committees (Mapping Sciences, GEOINT Workforce). He co-organized the “From GPS and Virtual Globes to Spatial Computing 2020” workshop to catalyze community research visions.
Host: Douda Bensasson
Title: “Molecular errors and de novo gene birth”
We are excited about the IOB Spring Retreat 2017 at Unicoi State Park and Lodge!
All meals and accommodations will be provided by the IOB. The office will organize carpooling and room assignments.
The agenda for the overnight retreat will include a poster session, start preparing now!
For more information on Dr. Wegrzyn: http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu
Host: Alexander Bucksch
The Styczynski lab uses bioinformatics and computational biology to characterize and understand complex biological systems. In this seminar, I will discuss some of our work in two different research threads that each seek to exploit systems biology datasets to their fullest. I will describe our efforts to directly integrate diverse “omics” datasets (lipidomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, etc.) acquired in a study of a non-human primate model of malaria. I will also describe our efforts to develop the first metabolic modelling framework with the potential to be both genome-scale and dynamic, and which uniquely allows us to exploit metabolomics data directly.