Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

George Mason University

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The Colloquium meets on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm in room 132 of Bull Run Hall, on the Prince William Campus unless otherwise specified.

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Fall 2010 Schedule

Aug 31 Student orientation (Iosif Vaisman)


Sep 7

Don Seto, PhD

George Mason University

Genomic and bioinformatic resources demand a paradigm shift in characterizing and defining novel and emergent human adenovirus pathogens

Sep 14 Iosif Vaisman

Colloquium reporting and reviewing

Sep 21 Todd Taylor, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Discriminating Thermophilic Proteins from their Mesophilic Analogs

Sep 28 B.K.Lee, PhD
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Detecting internally symmetric protein structures

Oct 5 Ancha Baranova, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, GMU
Functional irrelevance of biomarkers signatures: entire profile as a composite biomarker

Oct 12 No seminar - Monday schedule

Oct 19 Aleksey Zimin, Ph.D.
Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland
Assembly of Next Generation Sequencing data: an unsolved problem

Oct 26 No seminar

Nov 2 Journal club

Nov 9 Saleet Jafri
George Mason University
Understanding the molecular basis of calcium-entrained cardiac arrhythmia by GPU-enabled Monte Carlo Simulation

Nov 16 TBA

Nov 23 TBA

Nov 30 TBA

Dec 7 Student Research Day



Colloquium coordinator Iosif Vaisman (ivaisman @

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