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Bioinformatics Colloquium
Spring 2004 Schedule

The Colloquium meets on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm in the Verizon Auditorium in building PW1, on the Prince William Campus. Refreshments are served at 4:00 pm. Click here for directions.

Jan 20 Modeling the Calcium-dependent Activation of T-lymphocytes
Saleet Jafri, GMU
Feb 3 Very High Speed, High Volume Sequence Matching
Jason Kinser, GMU
Feb 10 Computational Analysis of Protein Structure
Iosif Vaisman, GMU
Feb 17 No seminar
Feb 24 Latent Class Discovery During Discriminant Analysis
Jeff Solka, GMU
Mar 2 Applications of Genetic Algorithms in Bioinformatics
John Grefenstette, GMU
Mar 9 Spring Break (no seminar)
Mar 16
(PW2 Aud)
Theoretical Studies of Light Harvesting Proteins
Ana Damjanovic, Johns Hopkins University
Mar 18 (THU) Continuum Electrostatics and Membrane Peptides/Proteins
Wonpil Im, Scripps Research Institute
Mar 23 Engineering thermostability: Toward the design of highly stable protein mutants that maintain function at standard conditions
Dennis Livesay, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Mar 26 (FRI) Assembly of Alzheimer's Abeta_16-22 oligomers: A molecular dynamics study
Dmitri Klimov, University of Maryland
Mar 30 The Influences of Excitatory and Inhibitory Synaptic Connections on the Patterns of Bursting in a Neuronal Network Model
Susan Yang, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, NIH
Apr 6 Two New Tools for Analyzing and Understanding Gene Expression Data
Karen Schlauch, GMU
Apr 8 (THU) Natural selection and self-organization in the evolution of the human gene expression network
I. King Jordan, NCBI
Apr 13 Predicting Cis-acting Regulatory Regions Using Multi-species Alignments
Laura Elnitski, Pennsylvania State University
Apr 20 New Tools for Comparative Functional Genomics
Cynthia Gibas, Virginia Tech
Apr 27 Student Research Presentations
Bioinformatics Graduate Students, GMU

Fall 2001 Fall 2002 Fall 2003
Spring 2002 Spring 2003

George Mason University graduate students may enroll in the Bioinformatics Colloquium for credit, using the course numbers are BINF 704 Sec 001. Requirements and grading are described here. The student evaluation form is here.

Colloquium coordinator is John Grefenstette.

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