Bioinformatics Seminar

The Bioinformatics Seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Theory of Computation group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The seminar series focuses on highlighting areas of research in the field of computational biology.

Fall 2008

During the Fall term in 2008, we will host a few special speakers. The regular weekly seminar series will resume in February 2009.


"Exceptional Words Counting"
Mireille Regnier, Inria-France
Wednesday October 29, 2008
11:30 - 1:00pm
Stata Center 32-G575
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"Adaptive Fast Convergence - Towards Optimal Reconstruction Guarantees for Phylogenetic Trees"
Ilan Gronau, CS Department Technion Israel
Wednesday October 1, 2008
11:30 - 1:00pm
Stata Center 32-G575
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Past Terms

A listing of the Bioinformatics Seminar series home pages from prior terms.

Organizers and Information

The Bioinformatics Seminar is hosted by MIT Simons Professor of Mathematics and head of the Computation and Biology group at CSAIL Bonnie Berger. Professor Berger is also Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Affiliated Faculty of Harvard Medical School.

The seminar is announced weekly via email to members of the seminar's mailing list and to those on CSAIL's event calendar list. It is also posted in the BioWeek calendar.

Bonnie Berger:

Younhun Kim (TA):

To be added to the seminar's email announcement list or for any questions you have about the seminar, please mail

If you plan to enroll in the associated course, 18.418/HST.504: Topics in Computational Molecular Biology, please contact Professor Berger ( and cc TA Younhun Kim ( for more information.