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.

Time and Location

Meeting Time: 11:30 - 1:00 in room 2-132 on Mondays and 32-G575 on Wednesdays unless otherwise specified.

Schedule - Spring 2020

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Feb. 5 Bonnie Berger
MIT
Compressive genomics: leveraging the geometry of biological data PDF
Feb. 12 Domitilla Del Vecchio
MIT
Context dependence of biological circuits: Predictive models and engineering solutions PDF
Feb. 19 Lior Pachter
Caltech
Some solved and unsolved problems in computational genomics PDF
Feb. 26 Joshua Welch
Univ Michigan
Quantitative Definition of Cellular Identity by Single-Cell Multi-Omic Integration PDF
Mar. 4 Marinka Zitnik
Harvard
Learning actionable representations of biomedical data PDF
Mar. 9 Yang Yang
CMU
New probabilistic models for comparing genome organization and function PDF
Mar. 11
Rescheduled to Apr. 29
Peter Karchenko
Harvard
Comparative analysis of disease-oriented single-cell transcriptional dataset collections PDF
Mar. 18
Cancelled
Steven Salzberg
Johns Hopkins University
Assembling the transcriptome and re-assessing the human gene catalog: How many genes do we have? PDF
Apr. 1 Bryan Bryson
MIT
TBA
Apr. 8
Rescheduled to Apr. 22
Simon Kasif
Boston University
Should Machines Understand Nature to Pass the Turing Test? Co-evolving AI and Systems/Synthetic Biology PDF
Apr. 15 Alex Shalek
MIT
Identifying and rationally modulating cellular drivers of enhanced and diminished immunity PDF
Apr. 22 Simon Kasif
Boston University
Should Machines Understand Nature to Pass the Turing Test? Co-evolving AI and Systems/Synthetic Biology PDF
Apr. 29
Peter Karchenko
Harvard
Comparative analysis of disease-oriented single-cell transcriptional dataset collections PDF
May 6 Ziv Bar-Joseph
CMU

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 Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 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.

To be added to the seminar's email announcement list or for any questions you have about the seminar, please mail bioinfo@csail.mit.edu.