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Pop Delivers Keynote Talk at International Conference on Bioinformatics

Wed Sep 20, 2017

Mihai Pop, professor of computer science and interim director of UMIACS, is a featured keynote speaker this week at the German Conference on Bioinformatics.

The annual conference—held this year in Tübingen, Germany—attracts a multinational audience of 200–250 participants. The meeting is open to all fields of bioinformatics and serves as a collaborative platform for the European bioinformatics community.

Pop’s talk will center on the computational analysis of microbial communities. He will discuss some of the recent results from his lab—focusing on both experimental and computational challenges—as well as how microbes can impact human health.

Pop will also highlight his lab’s work in using computational biology to study the causes of diarrhea in the developing world, as well as his group’s research on the testing and validation of genome assembly software.

Spring 2017 CAMI2 hackathon on May 3rd to May 5th

Fri Mar 10, 2017

CBCB will be hosting a 3-day CAMI2 hackathon on Wednesday, May 3rd through Friday, May 5th at the University of Maryland (in Biomolecular Sciences Bldg, room 3118).

This will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meetup (M3). This event precedes the CAMI+M3 workshop taking placing on May 7th to May 8th at the University of Maryland (STAMP).

The registration website is online at: https://www.regonline.com/m3cami

For more information, please see: http://blog.umd.edu/m3/upcoming-events/2017-spring-m3/

Spring 2017 Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meetup (M3) on May 7th and May 8th

Fri Mar 10, 2017

We are happy to announce that the Spring 2017 Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meetup (M3) registration website is now online at: https://www.regonline.com/m3cami

This will be a joint event with CAMI (www.cami-challenge.org) and is taking place on May 7th & 8th (2017) at the University of Maryland (STAMP).

For more information on this meetup, please see: http://blog.umd.edu/m3/upcoming-events/2017-spring-m3

CBCB scientist Erez Persi publishes a paper in Nature Communications on evolution of repeats in proteins

Tue Nov 22, 2016

CBCB faculty and lead author Erez Persi has published a paper titled “Positive and strongly relaxed purifying selection drive the evolution of repeats in proteins” in Nature Communications on November 18, 2016.

In this paper, horizontal evolution of repeats is shown to be markedly accelerated compared with their divergence from orthologues in closely related species. This observation is universal across the diversity of life forms and implies a biphasic evolutionary regime whereby new copies experience rapid functional divergence under combined effects of strongly relaxed purifying selection and positive selection, followed by fixation and conservation of each individual repeat.

Fall Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meetup (M3) on November 1-2

Wed Oct 12, 2016

We are happy to announce that the Fall Mid-Atlantic Microbiome Meetup (M3) registration website is now online at: https://www.regonline.com/mcubed

This event is taking place on November 1-2, 2016 at the University of Maryland. For more information on this meetup, please see: http://blog.umd.edu/m3/upcoming-events/2016-fall-mid-atlantic-microbiome...

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