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Jun 13

Advancement: Tools for large and detailed experiments in genomics and tissue development

Yohei Rosen
PhD Student

Abstract:  Computational genomics and neural tissue development are two fields which may benefit more realistic models and the ability to analyze more experimental units. Two active areas of genomic research are graph structures to represent complex differences between genomes and algorithms... Read More

Jun 8

Advancement: Ctenophore phased diploid genome assembly and halocyprid ostracod bioluminescence

Darrin Schultz
PhD Student

Abstract:  Despite continuously falling DNA sequencing prices, contemporary de novo genome assembly algorithms are unable to produce satisfactory assemblies of many invertebrate species’ genomes. In this talk I will discuss a proposal to improve the genome assembly quality of challenging... Read More

Jun 7

Defense: Prediction of T-cell Epitopes for Cancer Therapy

Arjun Arkal Rao
PhD Candidate

Abstract:   The human immune system can identify malfunctioning, damaged, or infected cells within the body. Nucleated cells communicate with the immune system through short peptides which they display on their exterior using MHC proteins. Mutated peptides produced in cancer cells due to... Read More