Friday, September 12, 2014

Poster Award Winners

PostDoc/Trainer/Faculty: Venkatesh Moktali, FungiDB: a functional genomic resource for fungal & oomycete organisms
Grad student: Rachael C. Kuintzle, RNA-Seq Reveals Age-Induced Changes in Rhythmicity in Drosophila Transcriptome
Undergrad student: Alvin Yu, Identifying candidate drugs for atherosclerosis prevention or treatment through a systems biology approach to drug repurposing


8:00Registration & refreshments (Poster & sponsor setup) 
9:00Brett Tyler, Director, CGRB
Introduction, CGRB update
9:20Shawn O’Neil, Adelaide Rhodes and Kelly Vining, CGRB
CGRB Bioinformatics Training: We can help!
  Moderator: Thomas Wolpert
9:30Sheng-Yang He, Michigan State University
Bacterial pathogenesis as a probe of plant biology
10:15Niklaus J. Grünwald, USDA –ARS/Botany & Plant Pathology
Inferring pattern and process of emergence in Phytophthora pathogens
10:40Break (Poster & sponsor setup)
11:10Ryan Mueller, Microbiology
Linking phylogenetic identity and biogeochemical function of uncultivated marine microbes with novel mass spectrometry techniques
[Joyce Loper introduces C. Whistler]
11:35Cheryl Whistler, University of New Hampshire
Barbarians at the gate: Adaptive evolution of squid-naive Vibrio fischeri to light organ symbiosis
12:20Lunch (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
  Moderator: Siva Kolluri
1:35Michael Banks, Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS)
Enigmas Related to the Ocean Migration of Chinook Salmon
2:00Justin Sanders, Microbiology
Development of a novel vertebrate model for the cosmopolitan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii
2:25Patrick De Leenheer, Mathematics/Integrative Biology
On finding hotspots and sinks in a multipatch malaria model
2:50Break (Poster and Sponsor setups / displays)
3:15Prasad Kopparapu, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Fighting Cancer with its own tools
3:40William Bisson, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Computer-aided cancer drug discovery and chemoprevention in the postgenomic era
4:05Shankar Subramaniam, University of California – San Diego
The Impact of “Omics” on Systems Medicine
4:50Ron Adams, Interim Vice President of Research
Closing remarks
5:00Poster Session/Reception, Sponsor Displays
Fall Term 2014
October 1, 2014Robert Cardiff
Center for Comparative Medicine
University of California, Davis
Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment in Cancer: Lessons from the Mouse
Host: Siva Kolluri
October 15, 2014John Hammer
Molecular Cell Biology Section
NIH: National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
Using mouse coat color mutants to explore motor protein: organelle interactions
Host: Valerian Dolja
October 29, 2014Jennifer Pett-Ridge
Physical & Life Sciences Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
From cradle to grave: Microbial C transformations in the rhizosphere
Host: David Myrold
November 12, 2014James Van Etten
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Unusual Lifestyle of Giant Algal Viruses
Host: Thomas Wolpert
Winter Term 2015
January 21, 2015A.S.N. Reddy
Department of Biology
Colorado State University
Global analysis of targets of a splicing regulator in Arabidopsis: Implications in stress responses
Host: Sergei Filichkin
February 4, 2015Daniel Bikle
Department of Medicine & Dermatology
University of California, San Francisco
The vitamin D receptor as a tumor suppressor in skin
Host: Arup Indra
February 18, 2015Jason Stajich
Plant Pathology and Microbiology Dept
University of California, Riverside
Evolutionary and functional genomics in early diverging fungi
Host: Nik Grünwald
March 4, 2015Ilya Shmulevich
Institute for Systems Biology
Integrative Analysis of Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas
Host: Stephen Ramsey
March 10, 2015C. Titus Brown
UC Davis Genome Center
Concepts and tools for exploring very large sequencing data sets: how can we move more quickly to hypotheses?
Host:  Thomas Sharpton
Spring Term 2015
April 1, 2015Mike Waterman
National Academy of Sciences Member
Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Southern California
Using Word Counts for Alignment Free Sequence Analysis
Seminar co-sponsors:  Mathematics Department, Statistics Department,
School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
April 15, 2015No seminar
April 29, 2015Adam Bogdanove
Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
Cornell University
Diversity of TAL effectors in nature in relation to their utility in genome editing and other DNA targeting applications
Host: Steve Strauss
May 13, 2015Susan Tilton
Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University
An integrative systems toxicology approach to understanding environmental risk factors in lung disease
May 27, 2015Adreas Bäumler
Dept of Medical Microbiology & Iummunology
University of California, Davis
How the host response feeds Enterobacteriaceae
Host: Luiz Bermudez