News and Special Events

Sara Garamszegi’s Paper on the immune response to Ebola

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.

BU Bioinfo students receive IBSB 2014 Poster Prizes

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.



Regulating Gene Drives – Evan Appleton’s New Paper in Science

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 GeographicThe Boston Globe and Nova.

Great work Evan!

New lung cancer study in the journal Nature co-authored by Josh Campbell

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.

Annual Bioinformatics BBQ

The annual Bioinformatics BBQ is being held on the COM Lawn this Friday, July 11th at 1 PM.

Evan Johnson and his team are mentioned in a recent article on Big Data.

Prof. Evan Johnson and his team at the BU School of Medicine are mentioned in a recent article on Big Data in Science.

An Explosion of Bioinformatics Careers

Vincent Fusaro, PhD 2009,was interviewed for the article “An Explosion of Bioinformatics Careers” in Science.

VIDEO from the Segrè lab in Cell Reports

Watch Prof. Daniel Segrè’s video describing the dynamics of microbial communities in Cell Reports.


Congratulations to Chetanya Pandya!


Chetanya is the very first recipient of the Charles DeLisi Doctoral Dissertation Award.  This award will be presented annually to the author of the best 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.


Evan Appleton’s New Paper in Nature Methods

Evan Appleton’s work with Doug Densmore’s group in CIDAR (Cross-Disciplinary Integration of Design Automation Research) has been published in the current issue of Nature Methods.  Read it here: Interactive assembly algorithms for molecular cloning.  The paper has been blogged about by Nicole Rusk, and is also featured in the current issue of Nature, in a special synthetic biology section. Great work Evan!