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Read Mike Quintin’s New Publication

June 7th, 2016 in News Widget

Read Mike Quintin’s paper in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology about the software he developed working in the Densmore lab, in collaboration with Farren Isaacs’ (BU Bioinformatics alum) team for design automation in genome engineering.

Read it here – Merlin: Computer-Aided Oligonucleotide Design for Large Scale Genome Engineering with MAGE


Evan Appleton is Awarded the 2016 Charles DeLisi Doctoral Dissertation Award

May 17th, 2016 in News Widget

Congratulations to Evan!

The Charles DeLisi Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the Bioinformatics Program.  It was named after the founder of the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics, and is made possible by a generous gift from Prof. DeLisi.

Read Vinay Kartha’s New Publication

April 29th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Read Vinay’s paper on some of his work on identifying fibroblast markers in oral cancers, in collaboration with Maria Trojanowska’s lab PloS One!


Joshua Loving Wins Award at the 2016 BICoB Conference

April 27th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Josh Loving presented at the 8th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB) in Las Vegas earlier this month, and his paper received the award for first place. Bit-Parallel Alignment with Substitution Scoring was co-authored by Beth Becker and Prof. Gary Benson. Congratulations!

Adam Labadorf Successfully Defends his Dissertation

April 9th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Congratulations to Adam Labadorf from Rick Myers’ lab  on the successful defense of his dissertation, “Characterizing the Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and Pan-Neurodegenerative Gene Expression Signature with RNA Sequencing.” Great job, Adam!

Vinay Kartha Wins First Place Poster Prize

March 30th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

More congratulations to Vinay Kartha!  Vinay received the First Place Award for his poster at the BU Clinical and Translational Science Institute (BU-CTSI) Fifth Annual Translational Research Symposium, held on March 28.

Scott Mottarella Successfully Defends his Dissertation

March 4th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Congratulations to Scott Mottarella from Sandor Vajda’s lab on the successful defense of his dissertation, “Computational Prediction and Analysis of Macromolecular Interactions.” Well done, Scott!

Allyson Byrd’s PERSPECTIVE in the Journal Science

February 20th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Allyson Byrd and Julie Segre’s paper was featured in Science last month.  Read it here: Adapting Koch’s postulates

Read Ali Zomorrodi’s New Book: Optimization Methods in Metabolic Networks

February 14th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Just Published:  Ali Zomorrodi, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Segrè lab, is the co-author of Optimization Methods in Metabolic Networks, a tutorial on the computational tools that use mathematical optimization concepts for analyzing metabolic networks.

Congratulations Vinay Kartha!

January 24th, 2016 in News Widget, Shown

Congratulations Vinay Kartha! Vinay was awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship from the NIDCR.