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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Autumn 2014

September 24 -

October 1 - Dr. Leonid Chindelevitch
"Modeling tuberculosis, from cells to populations"

abstract:
Tuberculosis continues to afflict millions of people and causes over a million deaths a year worldwide. Multi-drug resistance is also on the rise, causing concern among public-health experts. This talk will give an overview of my work on modeling tuberculosis at various scales. On the cellular side I will describe models of the metabolism of M. tuberculosis, where insights from duality led to a consistent analysis of existing models, a systematic method for reconciling discrepant models, and the identification of putative drug targets. On the population side I will describe models of strain evolution, where a new metric combined with an optimization-based approach resulted in an accurate classification of complex infections as originating from mutation or mixed infection, as well as the identification of the strains composing these complex infections.

 

October 8 -

October 15 -

October 22 -

October 29 -

November 5 -

November 12 -

November 19 -

December 3 -

12/10/14 - finals week session reserved for dissertation defense

 

Winter 2015

January 7 -

January 14 -

January 21 -

January 28 -

February 4 -

February 11 -

February 18 -

February 25 -

March 4 -

March 11 -

 

Spring 2015 - reserved for postdoctoral research talks

April 1 - reserved

April 8 - reserved

April 15 - reserved

April 22 - reserved

April 29 - reserved

May 6 - reserved

May 13 - reserved

May 20 - reserved

May 27 - reserved

June 3 - reserved