Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

This weekly seminar of the UC San Diego Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program began in 2008 as Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. In Fall 2013, it was combined with the Genetics and Genomics in Medicine Seminar Series. Students enroll in the seminar as BNFO 281.

The 2017-2018 Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

Presented by the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine, The Genetics Training Program, The Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program, and The San Diego Center for Systems Biology.

When available, abstracts are posted on the Google calendar.


  Fall 2017
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Sep 28, 2017 Xin Sun (UCSD)
Consider the lung as a sensory organ, an entry from genetic disorders
Oct 5 Lior Pachter (Caltech)
What do we mean by differential expression?
Oct 12 Melissa A. Wilson Sayres (Arizona State University)
Sex-biased genome evolution
Oct 19 Chris Benner (UCSD)
Disruption of host 3D genome structure during viral infection
Oct 26 Talk cancelled
Nov 2 Evan Macosko (Harvard Medical School)
An atlas of transcriptional signals from the adult mouse brain at single-cell resolution
Nov 9 Billy Li (Stanford)
Regulatory and Functional Insights into RNA Editing
Nov 16 Mona Singh (Princeton)
Sequence, Structure and Network Methods to Uncover Cancer Genes
Nov 30 Jonathan Flint  (UCLA)
Genetics of Depression
Dec 7 Graham McVicker (Salk/UCSD)
New approaches for identifying regulatory variants in the human genome
Dec 14 Melissa Gymrek (UCSD)
Interpreting the role of short tandem repeats in human phenotypes
  Winter 2018
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Sciences Building, Auditorium (room 107)
Jan 11, 2018 Wendy Chung (Columbia University)
Precision Pediatrics: Reflections of a Zebra Hunter
Jan 18 Rasmus Nielsen (UC Berkeley)
Jan 25 Joanne Chory (Salk)
Feb 1 Olga Vitek (Northeastern University)
Feb 8 Melanie Bahlo (Walter+Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)
Feb 15  
Feb 22 John Novembre (University of Chicago)
Mar 1 Serafim Baztoglou (Stanford)
Mar 8 Angelika Amon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Mar 15 Doris Bachtrog (UC Berkeley)
Chromatin sinks, sex-specific development and aging: a role for the Y chromosome?
  Spring 2018
Thursdays noon - 12:50 p.m.
Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (PFBH), Auditorium
Apr 5, 2018 Gloria Brar (UC Berkeley)
Apr 12 Debora Marks (Harvard Medical School)
Apr 19  
Apr 26 Kin Fai Au (University of Iowa)
May 3 Dyann Wirth (Harvard School of Public Health)
May 10 Bogdan Pasaniuc (UCLA)
May 17  
May 24 Mark Chaisson (University of Southern California)
May 31  
Jun 7 Jeff Leek (Johns Hopkins)