Seminar Series


Upcoming Seminars

There are no upcoming seminars at this time.



Past Seminars

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology RAC, Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 3 pm, MRB Bldg, Room 312.
“The Budding Yeast Cell Cycle: From Model to Experiment and Back Again”
Dr. Neil Adames

Research Scientist, Jean Peccoud Laboratory
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Colorado State University – Fort Collins

CMB Cancer Biology seminar, Thursday, September 3, 2015 at noon, MRB Bldg, Room 312.
“Complex Structural Variation in Human Genomic Disorders”
Dr. Claudia Carvalho

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine – Houston TX

CMB Cancer Biology seminar, Thursday April 23, 2015 at noon, MRB Bldg, Room 312.
“Mining Low Frequency Variants in Sequencing Data”
Dr. Piotr Mieczkowski

Director High Throughput Sequencing Facility
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Dr. Mieczkowski  presented a CMB seminar on his work using deep sequencing to detect the presence of trace amounts of mutated cancer driver genes in the blood of cancer patients (liquid biopsies; circulating free DNA and circulating tumor cells). An interesting report on the impact of this new method aired last night on NBC Nightly News:

Dr. Mieczkowski has been an active participant in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) consortium, applying the latest sequencing technologies to characterize the mutational spectra of various cancer types. A selected set of his TCGA publications are linked below:

In addition to the CMB research seminar, Dr. Mieczkowski also gave a short presentation followed by discussion on his experience with producing, and more importantly, analyzing and interpreting the large sequencing datasets produced by the facility he directs. This discussion happened as part of the Institute for Genome Architecture and Function second kickoff meeting, also on April 23 from 9am to 11am, MRB Building, room 230.