Institute for Computational Medicine Events

Institute for Computational Medicine Institute for Computational Medicine Events
Institute for Computational Medicine Events

The Institute for Computational Medicine sponsors events throughout the year, including our Microbiome Seminar Series, Computational Cancer Seminar Series, Computational Medicine Seminar Series, and Computational Medicine Workshops.

Microbiome Seminar Series

Speaker: Jane Carlton, New York University
Date and Time: November 8, 2018, 2:00–3:00 PM
Location: Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Fourth Floor Seminar Room
Title: Characterizing the New York City Urban Microbiome

Speaker: Elodie Ghedin, New York University
Date and Time: May 16, 2019, 2:00–3:00 PM
Location: Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Third Floor Seminar Room
Title: TBD

Computational Cancer Seminar Series

Speaker: Christina Leslie, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Date and Time: September 13, 2018, 10:00–11:00 AM
Location: Science Building, First Floor Seminar Room 103
Title: Decoding Epigenomics Programs in Differentiation and Disease

Speaker: Olivier Elemento, Weill Cornell Medicine
Date and Time: October 11, 2018, 10:00–11:00 AM
Location: Science Building, First Floor Seminar Room 103
Title: Integrating Multiomics, Patient-Derived Models, and Systems Biology into Cancer Precision Medicine

Speaker: Alex Shalek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date and Time: December 6, 2018, 10:00–11:00 AM
Location: Science Building, First Floor Seminar Room 103
Title: Translating Single-Cell Genomics to the Clinic

Speaker: Saeed Tavazoie, Columbia University
Date and Time: January 24, 2019, 10:00–11:00 AM
Location: Science Building, First Floor Seminar Room 103
Title: TBD

Prior Seminar Speakers

Past speakers of our seminar series have included the following investigators.

Microbiome

Rob Knight: Spatial and Temporal Patterning of the Human Microbiome

Roy Kishony: Pathogen Evolution Within the Human Body

Tami D. Lieberman: Adaptation and Diversification of Pathogens and Commensals Within Individual People

Eugene V. Koonin: Theory of Microbial Genome Evolution

Joao Xavier: Changes in Microbiome Composition and Risk of Infection by Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Jonas Schluter: Microbiome—An Ecosystem on a Leash

Hesper Rego: None for All, But All for One—Molecular Mechanisms of Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Mycobacteria

Jose Clemente: Novel Tools to Characterize the Microbiome—Applications to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Jeremiah Faith: The Influence of Interpersonal Variation in Human Microbiome Composition on Immune Tone and Disease Susceptibility

Katharine Coyte: The Ecology and Evolution of Complex Microbial Communities

Computational Cancer

Jacob Stewart-Ornstein: Defining the Signaling Space of p53 Activity Across Species and Tissues

Ludmil Alexandrov: Signatures of Mutational Processes in Cancer

Paz Polak: A Mutational Signature Reveals Alterations Underlying Deficient Homologous Recombination Repair in Breast Cancer

Nicholas Navin: Delineating Tumor Evolution with Single Cell Genomics

Raphael Pelossof: Machine Learning for Biological Interactions and Biomarker Discovery in Rectal Cancer

Michael S. Lawrence: Patterns of Somatic Mutations Across Cancer

Christopher Mason: Genetic and Epigenetic Clones in Leukemia and Astronauts

Ashley Laughney Bakhoum: Dissecting Tumor Cell Plasticity and Population Interactions Supporting Metastasis Using Single Cell Genomics

Paul Geeleher: The Influence of Genetic Variation on Gene Expression and Drug Response in Cancer

Orit Lavi: Brain Cancer as a Complex Dynamical System

Institute for Computational Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker: Peter Sudmant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date and Time: February 21, 2018, 9:30AM
Location: Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Fourth Floor Seminar Room
Title: Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation in the Aging Brain: Stress, Cellular Identity, Diversity, and Disruption

Prior Speaker

Nikolaus Rajewsky: Regulatory RNAs in Health and Disease

Computational Medicine Workshops

We host computational medicine workshops for researchers interested in this emerging field.

Single-cell RNA-Seq CEL-Seq2 Workshop–March 20, 2017

Participants in this workshop led by the lab of Itai Yanai, PhD, learned how to start with hundreds of biological samples and get down to single-cell data analysis in only two days. Attendees learned how to take a single cell and obtain its entire transcriptome using the CEL-Seq2 protocol. The workshop can be viewed in its entirety in the video below.