Broad Area Colloquium For AI-Geometry-Graphics-Robotics-Vision
The Human Genome: computational insights and challenges
October 23, 2006, 4:15PM
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
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 http://bejerano.stanford.edu/
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