CBB Seminars

The Computational Biology Seminar is a weekly series of seminars on topics in computational biology presented by invited speakers, Duke faculty, and CBB doctoral and certificate graduate students.

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Fall 2023 Schedule

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Place: 4233 French Family Science Center

Date Speaker Institution Host Presentation Title
Aug. 28 Rohit Singh Duke University Raluca Gordan Machine Learning for Precise Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Sept. 11 Hannah Carter University of California San Diego Shengyu Li Common Variants Influence Immunotherapy Response
Sept. 18 Gilad D. Evrony NYU Harshit Sahay High-fidelity DNA sequencing of the single-strand origins of mutations
Sept. 25 Jeff Headd Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson Danting Jiang Driving Impact in Healthcare through Data Science at Scale
Oct. 2 Mustafa Khasraw, MD Duke University Jichun Xie Longitudinal Bioinformatics Analysis to Correct the Drug Development Paradigm in Oncology
Oct. 9 Omer Bayraktar Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Odmaa Bayarra Mapping the Rules of Glioblastoma using Single Cell and Spatial Genomics
Oct. 23 Ferhat Ay La Jolla Institute Raluca Gordan Computational Methods for Studying the 3D Organization of the Human Genome 
Oct. 30 Teresa M. Przytycka NIH Andrew Soborowski Computational approaches to delineate interactions between mutagenic signatures, cellular processes, and environment
Nov. 6 Cole Trapnell University of Washington Miko Liu TBD
Nov. 13 Amy Gladfelter Duke University TBD TBD
Nov. 20 Geoff Schiebinger University of British Columbia TBD TBD
Nov. 27

Hamish King

Note different time: virtual only @ 3:00pm

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne Cymfenee Dean-Phifer TBD

Spring 2024 Schedule

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Place: 4233 French Family Science Center

Date Speaker Institution Host Presentation Title
Jan. 22 Josh Granek Duke University N/A TBD
Jan. 29 Ziv Bar-Joseph CMU Jichun Xie TBD
Feb. 5 Fran Supek IRB Barcelona Raluca Gordan TBD
Feb.12 David Page Duke University N/A TBD
Feb. 19 Ravi Madduri Argonne National Laboratory Beth Hauser TBD
Feb. 26 Anne-Frances Miller University of Kentucky David Beratan TBD
March 4 Jesse Shapiro McGill University Lawrence David TBD
March 18 Hae Kyung Im U Chicago Beth Hauser TBD
March 25 Jessica Li UCLA TBD TBD
April 1 Britt Adamson Princeton TBD TBD
April 8 Kevin Lin UW Anru Zhang TBD
April 15 Liana Lareau Berkeley TBD TBD

Previous Seminars

Spring 2023 Schedule

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Place: 4233 French Family Science Center

Date Speaker Institution Host Presentation Title
Jan. 30 Annis Richardson University of Edinburgh Sarah Van Dierdonck How Do Grasses Grow?
Feb. 6 Carl de Boer University of British Columbia Cymfenee Dean-Phifer Biochemical activity is the default DNA state in eukaryotes
Feb. 20 Alex Rubinsteyn University of North Carolina Jameson Blount Towards neoantigen targeting personalized cancer immunotherapies which actually work
Feb. 27 Kelly Ruggles New York University Yiling Liu Using computational multiomics to inform cardiovascular disease, cancer and autoimmunity
March 6 Andrew Allen Duke University Scarlett Zou Using CRISPR to identify genomic regions that control gene expression
March 20 Sushmita Roy University of Wisconsin - Madison Shengyu Li Deciphering Gene Regulatory Networks Of Cell Fate Specification From Bulk And Single Cell Omic Data
March 27 Jason Yang Rutgers University Amy Schmid Systems Biology Insights Into Antimicrobial Resistance Evolution and Physiology
April 3 Quaid Morris Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Hana Wasserman RBPzoo: The Motifs, Binding Interface and Evolution History of 30,000 Eukaryotic RNA-binding Proteins (RBPs)
April 10 Anoop Patel Duke University Miko Liu Multiomic characterization of cell state heterogeneity in human brain tumors
April 17 Sean Gibbons Institute for Systems Biology Ben Neubert Community-scale metabolic modeling enables precision microbiome engineering

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Place: 4233 French Family Science Center

Date Speaker Institution Host Presentation Title
Sept. 12 Anru Zhang Duke University Raluca Gordân Tensor Learning in 2020s: Methodology, Theory, and Biomedical Applications
Sept. 19 David Carlson Duke University Raluca Gordân Learning Electrical Connectomes of Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Behaviors
Sept. 26 Nathan Sheffield University of Virginia Kevin Moyung Making sense of non-coding genomic intervals 
Oct. 10 Jian Shu Harvard University  Susan Liu Decoding cell fates through single-cell genomics and imaging
Oct. 17 Mark Ryser Duke University Raluca Gordân Growth Dynamics of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Recapitulate Normal Breast Development 
Nov. 7 Jamie Oaks Adaptive Biotech/Auburn University Devang Thakkar Generalizing phylogenetics to infer patterns predicted by processes of diversification
Nov. 14 Golnaz Vahedi University of Pennsylvania Devang Thakkar A multi-enhancer hub at the Ets1 locus endows competence for T cell differentiation 
Nov. 21 Didong Li University of North Carolina Susan Liu Interpretable Gaussian process models for genomic data 
Nov. 28 Joe Volpe LabCorp Harshit Sahay A Different Track: Being a Scientist in Industry 
Dec. 5 Pranam Chatterjee Duke University Harshit Sahay Towards Programmable Genome, Proteome, and Cell Engineering