Combi Seminars

Co-sponsored by the Department of Genomes Sciences and the Computational Molecular Biology (CMB) Program, the Combi Seminars focus specifically on developments in molecular and computational biology-related research and often feature UW faculty and researchers from regionally affiliated centers and institutes.

All Combi Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:30 in Foege Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
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Postdoctoral Research Talks

Spring 2017 - sessions reserved for postdoctoral research talks (up to two speakers per session)

March 29 - Dr. Max Press
Borenstein and Queitsch Labs, University of Washington
"Massive natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana short tandem repeats in functional regions"

April 19 - Dr. Rajiv McCoy
Akey Lab, University of Washington
"Impacts of Neanderthal-Introgressed Sequences on the Landscape of Human Gene Expression"

April 26 - postdoctoral research talks

May 3 - Dr. Caiti Smukowski Heil, Dr. Kenneth Matreyek

Dr. Caiti Smukowski Heil
"Loss of heterozygosity drives adaptation in hybrid yeast"

Dr. Kenneth Matreyek
"Comprehensive Analysis of the Effects of PTEN Missense Variation in Cells"

May 10 - Dr. Kate Cook

May 17 - Dr. Damien Wilburn

May 24 - Dr. Joshua Cuperus, Dr. Calvin Mok

Dr. Joshua Cuperus
"Deep learning of the regulatory grammar of yeast 5' untranslated regions from 500,000 random sequences"

Dr. Calvin Mok
"Exploring the C. elegans genome with molecular inversion probes"

May 31 - Dr. Emma Timmins-Schiffman, Dr. Barbara Taskinen

Dr. Barbara Taskinen
“Early emergence of negative regulation of the tyrosine kinase Src by Csk”

Dr. Emma Timmins-Schiffman
"Integrating discovery-driven proteomics and selected reaction monitoring to develop a non-invasive assay for geoduck reproductive maturation"


June 7 reservation given to outside group.


Autumn 2017

October 4 - Dr. Kate Rubins