News and Special Events
Congratulations to Nacho Caballero for his work in John Connor’s lab. Their BMC Genomics article was published online November 6th and has already been given the “Highly Accessed” designation. Read it here: Lassa and Marburg viruses elicit distinct host transcriptional responses early after infection
Teresa Wang received the 2014 Student Service Award at the Bioinformatics Program Retreat held on October 3-4 in Portsmouth, NH. Prof. Tullius presented the award for Teresa’s outstanding contribution and service to the Bioinformatics Program.
Sara Garamszegi’s work with John Connor and Brandon Xia has been published in the new issue of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Read it here: Transcriptional Correlates of Disease Outcome in Anticoagulant-Treated Non-Human Primates Infected with Ebolavirus.
Allyson Byrd received the First Place Poster Prize for her presentation, “Strain Tracking of Organisms in Metagenomic Samples of the Skin Microbiome,” during the International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology in Berlin. Vinay Kartha, Amy Li and Mike Quintin took home the Second Place Poster Prize for their Challenge Project in Stefano Monti’s lab, “Assembling the mitochondrial minicircle genome in Trypanosoma brucei.” The IBSB has been held annually since the first workshop in Berlin in August of 2001, and this year 15 students from BU Bioinformatics presented their work.
Evan Appleton’s work with a multidisciplinary team from Synberc (Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center) has been published ahead of print in Science Xpress: Regulating Gene Drives. The paper has also been written about in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Boston Globe and Nova.
Great work Evan!
Joshua Campbell (PhD, ’12) and other researchers from the TCGA Researcher Network have co-authored a study published in the journal Nature. “Comprehensive Molecular Profiling of Lung Adenocarcinoma,” has been gaining a lot of attention this week. As the Analysis Coordinator, Dr. Campbell was a primary contributor to the study. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Mathew Meyerson’s lab at the Broad Institute. Dr. Meyerson, also at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, is the lead investigators on the project.
The annual Bioinformatics BBQ is being held on the COM Lawn this Friday, July 11th at 1 PM.
Prof. Evan Johnson and his team at the BU School of Medicine are mentioned in a recent article on Big Data in Science.
Vincent Fusaro, PhD 2009,was interviewed for the article “An Explosion of Bioinformatics Careers” in Science.