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Computational Aspects of Biological Information 2010

Computational Aspects of Biological Information (C.A.B.I. 2010) is a one day workshop on challenges in computational biology. C.A.B.I. 2010 will be held at Microsoft Research New England on December 9, 2010 and will bring together experts in the Boston/Cambridge area to discuss computational and modeling challenges in biology with a focus on systems biology, phylogeny and neuroscience. The workshop is open to everyone and registration is free of charge.

Organizers:

Edo Airoldi (Harvard University)
Christian Borgs (MSR New England)
Jennifer Chayes (MSR New England)
Debora Marks (MSR New England & Harvard University)
Oznur Tastan (MSR New England)
Riccardo Zecchina (MSR New England & Politecnico di Torino)

Registration

Registration is CLOSED.  Thank you for your interest.

Workshop Program & Speakers

The program and the speaker abstracts can be downloaded here.

 08:00-08:55

Breakfast

08:55-09:00

Opening Remarks

09:00-09:40

The Future of Connectomics

Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University

09:45-10:25

It's about Time: Rewiring in Regulatory Circuits

Aviv Regev, The Broad Institute

10:25-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-11:25

All about Interactions

Jun Liu, Harvard University

11:30-12:00

Protein Synthesis Errors in Budding Yeast

Allan D Drummond, Harvard University

12:05-12:35

A Mathematical Framework to Determine the Temporal Sequence of Somatic Genetic Events in Cancer

Franziska Michor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

12:35-13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:00

Metabolic Interactions in Microbial Ecosystems

Daniel Segre’, Boston University

14:05-14:35

Genomic Signatures for Interpreting Disease Variants

Manolis Kellis, MIT

14:40-15:10

Computation in Biophysically-Plausible Neural Circuits

Gabriel Kreiman, Harvard University

15:10-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:10

Linear Algebra and Darwin's Finches

Micheal Brenner, Harvard University

16:15-16:55

Estimating Ultra-Large Phylogenies and Alignments

Tandy Warnow, University of Texas and Microsoft Research New England

17:00-17:30

Systems-level Analysis of Regulation and Signaling Dynamics

Edo Airoldi, Harvard University

17:30

Closing Remarks

Date & Time

Thursday, December 9, 2010
9 AM to 5:30 PM

Venue

Microsoft Research New England
Horace Mann Conference Room
First Floor Conference Center
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Arrival Guidance

Upon arrival, be prepared to show a picture ID and sign the Building Visitor Log when approaching the Lobby Floor Security Desk. Alert them to the name of the event you are attending and ask them to direct you to the appropriate floor. The talks will be held the First Floor Conference Center, Horace Mann Conference Room.

Questions?

Please send an email to  the organizing committee.

Flyer can be downloaded here.