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 virtually on Wednesdays unless otherwise specified.

Zoom Link: Please access Zoom with your institutional account (

More information coming soon

Fall 2021

Date Speaker Title Abstract
Sep. 15 Liana Lareau
(University of California, Berkeley)
Identifying cell state associated alternative splicing events and their co-regulation PDF
Sep. 22 Ben Raphael
(Princeton University)
Quantifying Tumor Heterogeneity across Time and Space PDF
Sep. 29 Lenore Cowen
Tufts University
Diffusion-Based Methods for Biological Network Analysis PDF
Oct. 6 Xuegong Zhang
(Tsinghua University)
Toward a Unified Information Framework for Cell Atlas Assembly PDF
Oct. 13 Christina Leslie
(Sloan Kettering Institute)
Advances in predictive models for regulatory genomics PDF
Oct. 20 Jean Fan
(Johns Hopkins University)
Multi-scale computational analysis of spatially resolved transcriptomic imaging data PDF
Oct. 27 Stacey Finley
(University of Southern California)
Mechanistic modeling of immune cell activation in cancer PDF
Nov. 3 Aaron Streets
(University of California, Berkeley)
Nov. 10 Nima Aghaeepour
Nov. 17 Charlotte Deane
Nov. 24 Janet Thronton
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory)
Dec. 1 Elodie Ghedin
Dec. 8 Arjun Raj
(University of Pennsylvania)

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:

Sarah Nyquist (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 Sarah Nyquist ( for more information