Seminars / Groups

Herbold Computational Biology Program

Seminars / Groups

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There are no upcoming seminars. Please check back in the fall. 


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September 12, 2017, 10:30 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Inferring Complex and Global Epistasis in Molecular Genotype-Phenotype Maps
Jakub Otwinowski, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Pennsylvania 

September 25, 2017, 11:00 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Studying Genome Structure Alterations in Metastatic Cancer from Long-range Tumor DNA Sequencing and Blood Biopsies
Computational Biology Program Faculty Candidate Gavin Ha, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard


November 29, 2017, 11:00 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Non-Invasive Diagnostics Cell Free DNA and Sequencing the Immune System
Stephen Quake, Ph.D.
Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering
Standford University


February 1, 2018, 10:30 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistance in E. faecalis
Kevin Wood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biophysics
University of Michigan


March 22, 2018, 10:30 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Machine Learning Approaches to Identify Regulatory Mechanisms of Gene Transcription
Barbara Engelhardt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science & Center for Statistics and Machine Learning
Princeton University


May 14, 2018, 11:00 am M1-A303, Arnold Building

Folded Viral RNAs that Sense and Manipulate the Host Cell Machinery
Jeffrey Keift, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
University of Colorado School of Medicine


May 24, 2018, 10:30 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building

Decoding the Epigenetic of T Cell Dysfunction 
Christina Leslie, Ph.D.
Associate Member
Computational Biology Program
Sloan Kettering Institute


October 10, 2018, 10:30 am in M1-A305/A307, Arnold Building

        Surprises in the Statistical Analysis of Associations        
        David Heckerman, M.D., Ph.D.
        Distinguished Scientist


March 21, 2019, 10:00 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building 

        Full-Length Alternative Transcript Isoform Analysis using Long-Read Nanopore
        Angela Brooks, Ph.D. 
        Assistant Professor 
        Department of Biomolecular Engineering
        University of California, Santa Cruz

April 11, 2019, 10:00 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building 

        A Single Cell Lens into Tumor Heterogeneity and Tumor 
        Dana Pe'er, Ph.D., Chair
        Computational and Systems Biology Program
        Scientific Director of Alan & Sandra Gerry Metastasis & Tumor Ecosystems Center
        Sloan Kettering Institute   
        Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


April 18, 2019, 11:00 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building 

        Evolution of Genomic Rearrangements in Animals and
        Raquel Assis, Ph.D. 
        Assistant Professor
        Department of Biology 
        Pennsylvania State University


May 13, 2019, 10:00 am D1-080/084, Thomas Building

        Karen Miga, Ph.D. 
        Assistant Research Scientist
        Biomolecular Engineering Department
        University of California, Santa Cruz


May 29, 2019, 11:15 am Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building 

        Christina Curtis, Ph.D.
        Molecular Tumor Board
        Stanford Cancer Institute is an initiative to facilitate education about and promote access to computational resources at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. is a freely accessible online seminar series on phylogentics organized by Dr. Matsen. The seminars occur approximately monthly and can be attended either interatively in real time or via recordings.

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is currently enrolling girls in grades 10 through 12. The Hutch club will meet throughout the academic year every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. We encourage all interested in learning basic programming skills and building awesome creative projects to apply

Computational Biology Postdoc and Graduate Student Group
The Comp Bio Postdoc and Grad Student Group is self-governed and designed to facilitate collaboration and community amongst postdocs and graduate students at the Hutch that have an interest in Computational Biology.  The bimonthly meeting gives postdocs and graduate students a great opportunity to practice an upcoming talk, go over personal or lab research, discuss new technology that is being used in lab or field, discuss a journal or research question, or come up with a social activity.

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