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Zia Khan and colleagues publish Science paper on the evolution of protein expression

Nov 29, 2013

CBCB faculty Zia Khan is the first author on a new study appearing in the journal Science. Prof. Khan's work, performed in his prior position at the University of Chicago, demonstrates that protein levels are more strongly conserved during evolution than the levels of the transcripts from which these proteins are translated. While this observation makes sense - proteins are the workhorse in cells and their levels must be tightly controlled - Prof. Khan's work is the first to disentangle the experimental noise from biological signal, thereby conclusively demonstrating this effect. A more detailed perspective on this study, written by Christine Vogel appeared in the same Science issue under the title Protein Expression Under Pressure .

Eytan Ruppin Named CBCB Director

Jul 29, 2013

Dr. Ruppin will become Director in July 2014. He is currently a professor in the Schools of Computer Science and Medicine at Tel-Aviv University.

Zia Khan Joins CBCB Faculty

Tue Jul 09, 2013

Zia Khan will be joining as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, UMIACS, and the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) in December of 2013. Read more

CBCB Announces Illumina Support for Summer Internship Program

Mon May 05, 2014

The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) today announced that Illumina will provide financial support to its summer internship program (http://www.cbcb.umd.edu/summer-internships).

The goal of the summer internship program is to provide hands-on research experience in bioinformatics to talented undergraduate students as part of ongoing research projects within the CBCB. The program involves full-time research in addition to the expectation for students to participate in broader research activities at CBCB. At the conclusion of the summer internship, each student prepares a report outlining the results of the project and gives a presentation at the center’s “Research in Progress” series describing their work, thus additionally helping students improve their presentation skills.

We are especially proud to announce that one of our interns from 2013 – Emily Jones, won the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award, based on her summer project, which was in part supported by Illumina. See (https://www.cs.umd.edu/article/2014/04/emily-jones-and-matt-mccutchen-aw...) for the full story.

“We are thrilled to have Illumina’s conitued support for this important program,” said Dr. Sridhar Hannenhalli, Director of the CBCB summer internship program. “Not only will this provide unique exposure to the field of bioinformatics to talented undergraduates, it will also excite them about the unique career opportunities in this important field. We hope to expand this partnership in future.” added Dr. Hannenhalli.

CBCB develops three new packages for the Bioconductor project

Apr 08, 2013

The Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) has developed three new packages for the Bioconductor project, a premier open-source software system for bioinformatics and computational biology.

'metagenomeSeq' contains tools for finding associations between microbial communities and clinical outcomes in large metagenomic surveys. It was developed as a collaboration between Mihai Pop's and Hector Corrada Bravo's labs at CBCB.

The other two packages - 'antiProfiles' for creating accurate and robust gene expression signatures in cancer and 'bumphunter' for the discovery of spatial genomic features from high-throughput data - were developed by Hector Corrada Bravo in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Hector Corrada Bravo and collaborators released healthvis this week. healthvis.org

Mar 28, 2013

Hector Corrada Bravo and collaborators released healthvis this week. The latest version of the Bioconductor project, the premier open-source software system for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology tools, was released in April. This version includes three new packages developed at CBCB. metagenomeSeq contains tools for finding associations between microbial communities and clinical outcomes in large metagenomic surveys and was developed as a collaboration of the Pop and Corrada Bravo labs at CBCB. The other two packages are 'antiProfiles' for creating accurate and robust gene expression signatures in cancer and 'bumphunter' for the discovery of spatial genomic features from high-throughput data. The latter two were developed by the Corrada Bravo lab in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. View at:

http://healthvis.org

http://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/metagenomeSeq.html

http://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/antiProfiles.html

http://bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/bumphunter.html

Lise Getoor Gives Tutorial at NIPS

Feb 11, 2013

Lise Getoor (CBCB Affiliate Faculty) gave an invited tutorial on December 3, 2012 at The Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Foundation, a top-tier machine learning conference. There were over 400 attendees present.

Michael Cummings and team publish results of study with drug resistant malaria

Thu Jan 17, 2013

Dr. Michael Cummings and an international team, including collaborators at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, have published results of a large clinical and genetic study that identified genetic loci associated with drug resistant malaria parasites in several countries in Southeast Asia.
Read the paper at PNAS Early Edition

New metagenomic assembler published by CBCB scientists

Jan 15, 2013

A paper describing the metAMOS software, a new metagenomic assembly and analysis pipeline, has appeared in the journal Genome Biology. This project, initiated in Dr. Mihai Pop's lab, was led by Dr. Todd Treangen, a former postdoctoral fellow in our center, and currently a researcher at NBACC in Frederick, Maryland. The research team includes a number of current and former members of the CBCB as well as other collaborators from NBACC and the University of California, Davis.

The AMOS software can be downloaded from: http://www.cbcb.umd.edu/software/metamos
The open-access paper describing the software is available at http://genomebiology.com/2013/14/1/R2/abstract.

Rita Colwell was featured in Earthzine, November 28

Dec 03, 2012

Rita Colwell ((UMIACS and Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) was featured in Earthzine, November 28, particularly her research studying Vibrio cholera.
link to article

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