Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics
Distinguished Speaker Series

  • 6 December 2017, Prof. Sorin Istrail, Julie Nguyen Brown Professor of Computational and Mathematical Sciences
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    Professor of Computer Science
    Department of Computer Science and Center for Computational Molecular Biology
    Brown University, USA

    "Eric Davidson's "Regulatory Genome" for Computer Scientists"

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  • 3 October 2017, Prof. Jotun Hein, Chair of Bioinformatics Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

    "A Stochastic model of 3D protein structure evolution"

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  • 19 July 2017, Prof. James Galagan, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology; National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston University.

    "Mapping and Modeling of Microbial Cellular Networks"

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  • 28 May 2017, Prof. Terry Speed, Honorary Fellow and lab head in the Bioinformatics Division, the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia.

    "Normalizing Nanostring data with RUV-III"

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  • 16 May 2017, Dr. Giorgio Colombo, Head of the Computational Biochemistry Group at ICRM-CNR, Milano.

    "Structure-function-dynamics relationships in proteins: implications for drug discovery"

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  • 5 April 2017, Prof. Lior Pachter, Bren Professor of Computational Biology at Caltech.

    "Detecting transcript fusions for transcriptome diagnostics"

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  • 21 December 2016, Prof. Yaniv Erlich, Computer Science, Columbia University and Core Member, New York Genome Center

    "Genetic Media"

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  • 27 July 2016, Prof. Fabio Vandin, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova.

    "Algorithms for finding significant combinations of mutations in cancer"

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  • 23 June 2016, Prof. Guy Sella, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University.

    "Quantifying selection and demographic effects on quantitative genetic variation: an application to human height"

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  • 30th November 2015, Prof. David Fenyö, NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, NYU School of Medicine..

    "Cancer Proteogenomics"

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  • 11th November 2015, Prof. Alfonso Valencia, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, CNIO.

    "A mESC epigenetics network that combines chromatin localization data and evolutionary information"

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  • 4th November 2015, Prof. Ting Chen, Program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Southern California, and Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, and Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology, TNLIST, Tsinghua University.

    "Metagenomic Data Analysis and Applications in Oral Microbiome"

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  • 22nd October 2015, Prof. Pavel Pevzner, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego.

    "SPAdes genome assembler and its applications to emerging NGS technologies"

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  • 14th October 2015, Prof. Shoshana Wodak, Structural Biology Research Center, VIB Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Toronto University.

    "Modeling Protein-protein interactions: then and now"

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  • 30th June 2015, Prof. Dan Graur, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University and John and Rebecca Moores Professor, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston.


    "Rubbish DNA: The Functionless Fraction of the Human Genome"

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  • 10th June 2015, Prof. Mark Gerstein, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Program, Yale University.


    "Comparative Genome Analysis"

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  • 1st June 2015, Prof. Chad Myers, Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Lab, the University of Minnesota. .


    "Insights from mining a complete eukaryotic genetic interaction network"

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  • 17th May 2015, Prof. Arne Elofsson, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm University. .


    "What is missing from a complete structural map of the cell"

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  • 25th March 2015, Prof. Nick Grishin, a Professor of biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. .


    "From protein evolution to biology"

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  • 30th November 2014, Prof. David A. Liberles, Department of Biology and Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics, Temple University, USA .


    "Lineage-specific processes of genome diversification"

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  • 6th November 2014, Prof. Roni Rosenfeld, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.


    "Forecasting Epidemics"

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  • 8th July 2014, Prof. William F. DeGrado, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California.


    "Analysis and design of proton transporters"

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  • 21st May 2014, Prof. Roland L. Dunbrack, Jr., Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, USA.


    "Structural Bioinformatics for Protein Structure Prediction and Design"

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  • 15th May 2014, Prof. David Sankoff, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, who will be awarded the 2014 Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University.


    "Analyzing the remarkable evolution of genome structure in the flowering plants"

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  • 10th April 2014, Prof. Natasa Przulj, Dept. of Computing, Imperial College London


    "Revealing Biology from Structure of Molecular Networks"

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  • 11th March 2014, Prof. Jotun Hein, Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, UK.


    "Statistical Alignment and Annotation"

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  • 5th February 2014, Prof. Eugene V. Koonin, Senior Investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.


    "Archaea, Bacteria and the Origin of Eukaryotes"

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  • 11th December 2013, Prof. Martin Vingron, Max-Planck-Institut fuer molekulare Genetik, Berlin.


    "Computational approaches in epigenetic regulation"

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  • 28th August 2013, Prof. Michael Sternberg, Director of the Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and Bioinformatics of the Imperial College, London.


    "Computational studies on the analysis of biological networks, nsSNP phenotypic effects, and the discovery of novel pharmaceutical compounds"

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  • 10th July 2013, Prof. Uri Keich, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.


    "Comparing sequence motifs"

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  • 26th June 2013, Prof. M.D. Isaac (Zak) Kohane of the Harvard Medical School (HMS).
    Prof. Kohane is the director of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program and is the Henderson Professor of Pediatrics and Health Sciences and Technology at HMS. He is also co-director of the HMS Center for Biomedical Informatics and Director of the HMS Countway Library of Medicine.

    "Embracing Noise and Heterogeneity in Biomedical Science"

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  • 20th June 2013, Prof. Leroy Hood, the founder and president of the Institute for Systems Biology, a leading institute with the mission to "revolutionize science, transform human health, and ensure environmental sustainability".

    "A Systems Approach to Disease: Systems Medicine is Transforming Healthcare"

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  • 13th May 2013, Prof. Richard Goldstein, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London

    "Simulating evolution with in silico models of protein thermodynamics: Protein epistasis and the Evolutionary Stokes Shift"

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  • 8th May 2013, Prof. Jeffrey Skolnick, Center for the Study of Systems Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology

    "Experimental validation of predictions from the FINDSITEcomb ligand homology modeling approach to virtual ligand screening"

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  • 24th April 2013, Dr. Csaba Pal, Synthetic and Systems Biology Unit, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    "The cross-resistance network and the evolution of antibiotic hypersensitivity"

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  • 23rd December 2012, Prof. Vineet Bafna, Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego

    "Algorithms for genetics: Selection, epistatic interactions, and haplotype assembly"

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  • 14th June 2012, Prof. Ernest Fraenkel, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT

    "Using Network Algorithms to Integrate "Omic" Data and Reveal Disease Mechanisms "

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  • 14th May 2012, Prof. Burkhard Rost, Department for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Technical University Munich

    "Evolution teaches protein prediction"

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  • 27th March 2012, at 15:15, Prof. Eugene Shakhnovich, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University.

    "Bridging Scales in Biology: From Atoms to Populations"

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  • 26th March 2012, at 11:00, Prof. Eugene V. Koonin, , Senior Investigator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

    "CRISPR-Cas: an Adaptive Immunity System in Archaea and Bacteria, a paragon of Lamarckian Evolution and a General Model for Evolution of Environmental Sensors"

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  • 25th March 2012, at 12:00 sharp, Prof. Eleazar Eskin, Computer Science, Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Allele Specific Expression Mapping

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  • 18th March 2012, at 12:15, Prof. Michael Sternberg, Director CISBIO, Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Imperial College London.

    Modelling Protein Structure, Function and Networks

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  • 10th January 2012, at 12:15, Dr. Yaniv Erlich, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT

    "Surname leakage from whole genome sequencing dataset "

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  • 1st June 2011, at 11:15, Prof. Yves Moreau, professor of engineering at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

    "Candidate gene prioritization by genomic data fusion"

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  • 16th May 2011, at 16:30, Prof. Marcus W. Feldman, Professor of Biology, the Department of Biological Sciences, at Stanford University, Director, Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford Director, Center for Complexity Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, who won the Dan David prize for 2011, in the theme of Evolution.

    " Towards a New Mathematical Framework for the Dynamics of Cultural Traits in Large and Small Populations "

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  • 15th May 2011, at 14:45, Prof. Michael S. Waterman, University Professor, University of Southern California, who will be awarded the 2011 Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University.

    " Sequence Comparison Without Alignment "

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  • 25th January 2011 at 11:15, Dr. Philipp Bucher, Senior scientist and bioinformatics group leader at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC).

    " In vivo transcription factor - target recognition: What can we learn from ChIP-Seq data ? "

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  • 22nd December 2010 at 11:00, Prof. Lior Pachter, a professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science, at UC Berkeley.

    " An introduction to the personal methylome "

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  • 16th June 2010 at 11:00, Prof. Manolis Kellis, Computational Biology Group, Computer Science/Broad Institute, MIT.

    "Interpreting the human genome and its regulation using evolutionary, chromatin, and activity signatures"

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  • 4th May 2010 at 11:15, Prof. Rolf Backofen, Freiburg, Germany

    "Non-Coding RNAs: How to find them and how to find targets"

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  • 1st March 2010 at 11:00, Pierre Baldi, Chancellor's Professor, Director Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, Department of Computer Science, University of California-Irvine

    "From Bioinformatics to Chemoinformatics and Back: Challenges and Opportunities"

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  • 22 December 2009 at 12:00, Dr. Itsik Pe‘er from the Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, NY.

    'Ubiquitous Identity-By-Descent and what it tells us about population structure, genetic association and sequencing many people with modest resources'

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  • 2 December 2009 at 13:00, Prof. Nadav Ahituv, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences and Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, California
    Finding function in ‘Junk DNA’
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  • 11 November 2009 at 10:10,  J. Peter Gogarten, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut.Currently, Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor, The Edmond J. Safra Bioinformatics Program, Tel-Aviv University.

    The intertwined evolutionary histories of marine Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus

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  • 29 October 2009,   Prof. Pavel Pevzner, University of California, San Diego 

    "EULER: From Assembling Short DNA Reads to Protein Sequencing by Assembling Mass Spectra" 

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  • 20 October 2009, Prof. J. Peter Gogarten, University of Connecticut, U.S.A

    Horizontal Gene Transfer, Organismal Evolution, and Darwin's "Coral of Life "

    The seminar will take place in Hall 105, Sherman bldg., at 12:15