Center for Computational Biology Seminar Series
Considering the many advances in computational biology that have yet to come, it is pertinent for scientists in this discipline to connect with colleagues of similar research interests. To facilitate communication with fellow scientists, the Center for Computational Biology Seminar Series invites professors from national and international research institutions to talk about their current research.
2023– 2024 Seminars: All in-person seminars will be held in 125 Li Ka Shing Auditorium. If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at email@example.com.
Learning cellular adaptations to cancer therapy through single-cell and spatial analyses of clinical specimens
Dr. Aaron Diaz, UC San Francisco
Dr. Robert Fitak, University of Central Florida
|Dr. Ellen Zhong, Princeton University
Wednesday, Dec 6th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 125 Li Ka Shing Center
|Dr. Jingshen Wang, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, Feb 7th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 125 Li Ka Shing Center
|Dr. Maria Brbic, EPFL
Wednesday, Feb 14th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 125 Li Ka Shing Center
|Dr. Karen Miga, UC Santa Cruz
Wednesday, Mar 6th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 125 Li Ka Shing Center
|Dr. Sara Mostafavi, University of Washington
Wednesday, Apr 3rd, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 125 Li Ka Shing Center
|Dr. Andy Rominger, University of Hawaii Manoa
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00 – 5:00 PM 125 Li Ka Shing Center
To view a list of previous CCB Seminar speakers, please click here.
CCB Industry Speaker Series
The Center for Computational Biology Industry Speaker Series features prominent professionals from computational biology-related companies. Speakers represent a number of industries, including biotech, pharma, high-tech, and health-tech, and present company projects, background, and industry trends.
These are public lectures and are open to all UC Berkeley students and faculty. When possible, seminars are recorded for online publishing. Our industry speakers to date are listed below in reverse chronological order.
|Developing Cryo-EM Methods in Academia and Industry
Dimitry Tegunov, Principal Scientist, Genentech
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023 @ 4 – 5 PM, 125 Li Ka Shing
|Design for Inference in Biology, or How to learn the convolutions of life?
Dr. Aviv Regev, Head, Executive Vice President of Genentech Research and Early Development
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 @ 3 – 4 PM, Sutardja Dai Hall: Banatao Auditorium, Room 310
|The genetic determinants of mRNA degradation rates in mammals
Dr. Vikram Agarwal, Senior Computational Biologist, Calico Life Sciences
Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 @ 3 – 4 PM, 125 Li Ka Shing
|23andMe: Genetics and Drug Research
Robert Gentleman, Ph.D., VP of Computational Biology, 23andMe
April 20, 2016, 4:00 PM, 125 Li Ka Shing Center
|Understanding the Molecular Networks of Hydrogen Production in Bacteria
Eric Schadt, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Pacific Biosciences
May 7, 2010, 4:00 PM, 106 Stanley Hall
|Accurate Whole Genome Sequencing: Today and Beyond
Scott Kahn, Ph.D., Chief Information Officer, Illumina
February 24, 2009, 4:00 PM, 177 Stanley Hall
|Next-Generation Whole Genome Sequencing of a Single Human Recapitulates Population Signatures of Natural Selection
Francisco De La Vega, Ph.D., Distinguished Scientific Fellow and VP of SOLiD(TM) Applilcations and Bioinformatics, Applied Biosystems
September 23, 2008, 4:00 PM, 177 Stanley Hall
|23andMe: Empowering Consumer Enabled Research
Anne Wojcicki, Ph.D., Co-Founder, 23andMe
June 26, 2008, 4:00 PM, 106 Stanley Hall
|Information-Based Personalized Medicine
Alain Rappaport, M.D., Ph.D., General Manager, Health Search, Health Solutions Group, Microsoft
March 20 2008, 4:00 PM, 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Computational Biology and Genomics Symposium
The Fourth Annual Genomics and Computational Biology Symposium is on Genomics and the Brain. This meeting will bring together leading scientists from the field of brain genomics and provide a unique opportunity to learn about the state of the art research in the field.
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Start Time: 9:00AM. Check-In begins at 8:00AM.
Location: 245 Li Ka Shing Center for Health and Biomedical Sciences, UC Berkeley
- Megan Dennis, Senior Fellow, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
- Jennifer Erwin, Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute
- Daniel Geschwind, Gordon and Virginia Macdonald Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
- Michael Kobor, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
- Anna Kukekova, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Matthew State, Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco
CompBio Student Seminars
The CompBio Student Seminar Series features short seminars by graduate students from the Computational Biology PhD and DE programs about their current research. All seminars take place in 221 Stanley from 12-1 PM.
|Feb 3, 2023||Zhongyan Gong|
|Feb 17, 2023||Sergio Mares|
|Mar 3, 2023||Isabel Serrano and Andrew Vaughn|
|Mar 17, 2023||Eleanor Wang|
|Apr 14, 2023||Helen Sakharova (tentative) and Yutong Wang|
|Apr 28, 2023||TBD|
|May 12, 2023||TBD|