Computational Models for Gene/Protein Interactions


CS seminar (CSC 781) will meet this Thursday,  October 8, from 3:304:30pm in Manchester 17. Dr. John will discuss research opportunities in a presentation titled “Computational Models for Gene/Protein Interactions”

Abstract:  New technologies allow for the measurements of gene/protein levels on a large scale. These technologies  form the basis of the study of the biochemistry of gene/protein interactions in ways that were impossible ten years ago.  Using these measurements it is possible to computationally construct models that suggest gene/protein interactions.  If these interactions are fully understood then it is theoretically possible to develop new drugs to target specific diseases.  For a number of years, the interdisciplinary BioNet group at Wake Forest has been developing computational models of gene/protein interaction from measurements acquired from Wake Forest researchers.  This talk with give an overview of the accomplishments of the BioNet group and talk about new computational modeling directions.  No understanding of biochemistry is required for this talk, my focus is on the development of algorithms that lead to understanding of the biochemistry of the cell.

In honor of Octoberfest (OK, it has ended), sausage Pizza and German drinks will be served.

The seminar course is an opportunity for you to learn about possible thesis (graduate and undergraduate-honors) and project topics. Note, the seminar series does not require any preliminary work or prerequisite courses. All CS grads and majors are welcome to attend!

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