Broad Area Colloquium For AI-Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision
(CS 528)

The Human Genome: computational insights and challenges

Gill Bejerano

October 23, 2006, 4:15PM
TCSeq 200


The talk will present a current view of the human genome, our understanding of it, and some of the computational challenges that arise from our newly gained appreciation of its complexity. I will also discuss some of the most puzzling regions in the human genome, and how we are starting to decipher their meaning, origins and evolution. The talk will assume no prior knowledge of Molecular Biology.

About the Speaker

Gill Bejerano holds a BSc, summa cum laude, in Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, and a PhD in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Twice recipient of the RECOMB best paper by a young scientist award, and a former Eshkol pre-doctoral Scholar and HHMI postdoc. As co-discoverer of ultraconserved elements, his research focuses on deciphering the function and evolution of the non-coding regions of the Human Genome. Gill is currently a postdoc with David Haussler at UC Santa Cruz, and in early 2007 he will join Stanford university as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology and the Department of Computer Science. Please see


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