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2013 Sysbio Seminars

The Systems Biology Seminar Series is held on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. During Spring and Fall semesters, seminars are held every week, but the frequency reduces to once every two weeks during summer.

Fall 2013 Schedule


September 10, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Evolutionary Networks versus Functional Networks in Recent Human Evolution.
John Hawks
Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

September 24, 2013, Noon-5 p.m.
Computation in Biology Symposium, Morgridge Institute for Research
Note: Registration Capacity Reached

October 1, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Dissecting the in vivo Niches of Gut Microbes Using Defined Communities, Next-generation Sequencing, and Gnotobiotic Mouse Models
Federico E. Rey
Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

October 15, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Harnessing Individual and Single Cell Variation to Reconstruct Cell Circuits
Aviv Regev
Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

October 22, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
The Emerging Roles and Computational Challenges of Stochasticity in Biological Systems
Linda Petzold
University of California, Santa Barbara
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

October 29, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Metabolomics of Clostridial Biofuel Production
Daniel Amador-Noguez
Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

November 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Evolution of Metabolic and Regulatory Networks of Enterobacteria
Nicole Perna
Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

December 3, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Genome wide Specificity and Energy Landscapes (GSEL) of Natural and Artificial Transcription Factors
Aseem Ansari
Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

 

Summer 2013 Schedule 


May 21, 2013, 2:30 p.m.

Can Biology be Automated?
A discussion based on the following Perspective:
Waltz, D. and Buchanan, B.G. (2009) Automating Science, Science, Vol. 324, 43 -44

Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

June 18, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
The Future of Science: Big Science, Small Science, or Something-in-Between?
A discussion based on the following Editorial:
Alberts, B. (2012) The End of "Small Science"?, Science, Vol. 337, 1583

Moderated by:
Ramya Rajagopalan, Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics, WID/MIR
Joan Fujimura, UW Department of Sociology

Venue: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

July 16, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Replication, Retraction, and Lies in Scientific Research
A discussion based on the following Opinion articles:
Prosser, J.I., (2010) Replicate or Lie, Environ. Microbiol., Vol. 10, 1806-10

Lennon, J.T., (2011) Replication, lies and lesser known truths regarding experimental design in environmental microbiology,
Environ. Microbiol., Vol. 13, 1383-86

Moderated by:
Erik Wright and Grace Shrader, Vetsigian Lab, WID Systems Biology

Venue: Researchers’ Link, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


Spring 2013 Schedule


February 26, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
What is Systems Biology?
Venue: Researchers’ Link, WID

March 5, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Systems approaches for exploring and exploiting metabolism
Jennifer Reed
Venue: Researchers’ Link, WID

March 19, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Post-genomic insights into (p)ppGpp and metabolic stability
Jade Wang 
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

April 2, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Experimental and computational modeling for ovarian cancer
Pamela Kreeger
Venue: 3rd Floor Teaching Lab, WID

April 16, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Systems approaches to dissecting stress-activated signaling networks in yeast
Audrey Gasch
Venue: Researchers’ Link, WID

May 7, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
Now you see him, now you don't — detection of sparse signals in high dimensional data
Ming Yuan
Venue: DeLuca Forum, WID