January 28, 1 PM (Recording)


Stephanie Hicks, Ph.D. (stephaniehicks.com)
Title: Scalable Statistical Methods and Software for Single-Cell Data Science

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Faculty member, Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab


March 18, 1 PM (Recording)


Christina Leslie, Ph.D. (Christina Leslie Lab).                                                               

Title: Decoding Chromatin States in T Cell Dysfunction and Modeling Gene Regulation

Member, Computational & Systems Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

May 13, 1 PM (Recording)


Elana J. Fertig, Ph.D. (Fertig Lab).                                                            Title: Uncovering Hidden Sources of Transcriptional Dysregulation from Inter and Intra-Tumor Heterogeneity

Co-Director of the Single Cell Consortium.                                    Associate Director of the Convergence Institute.                          Associate Professor of Oncology.                                                    Assistant Director of the Research Program in Quantitative Sciences,       Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University

June 10, 1 PM (Recording)


Michael Schatz, Ph.D. (Schatz Lab)

Title: Long Read Sequencing for Cancer Genomics and Beyond

The Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Computer Science, Whiting School of Engineering
Department of Biology, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine

September 16, 1 PM (Recording) and Slides

Discoveries from the First Truly Complete Sequence of a Human Genome

Adam Phillippy, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch, NHGRI

October 14, 1 PM (Recording)

New Functional Approaches in Human Cancer Models

Neville Sanjana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU School of Medicine and Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center


October 26, 1 PM

Computational Tools to Study mRNA Isoform Variation in Cancer

Meeting Link: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/j.php?MTID=m14c6833bc06f89408464fac5bb2e8ce9

Yi Xing, Ph.D., Francis West Lewis Chair, Executive Director, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Director, Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


November 4, 1 PM

Meeting Link: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/j.php?MTID=mf0f44a00dfd24b954e3b3574894b21c4

Karen Miga, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, Dept of Biomolecular Engineering, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)

December 16, 1 PM

Meeting Link: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/j.php?MTID=m5127420dd4335f252f76c068b706da4e

Melissa Haendel, Ph.D., Chief Research Informatics Officer and Marisco Chair of Data Science at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Steven Salzberg, Ph.D.


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science and Biostatistics and Director of the Center for Computational Biology, Johns Hopkins University

Oct. 24, 2019, 1 PM, Lipsett Amphitheater

Re-assessing the Human Gene Catalog and Human Genome: How Much Are we Missing?

Videocast link:  https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=34578

November, 2019

Max Leiserson, Ph.D.

Leiserson Research Group: https://lrgr.io

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland College Park

Nov. 19, 2019, 11 AM, NIH Bldg 37 Room 2041/2107

Methods for Characterizing the Activity of Mutational Processes in Cancer

Slides available: https://btep.ccr.cancer.gov/classes/max/

WebEx recording:

January 2020

Ben Langmead, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University

Jan. 16, 2020, 11 AM – noon, NIH Bldg 37, Room 4041/4107

Marshaling Public Data for Lean and Powerful Splicing Studies

Slides available: https://btep.ccr.cancer.gov/classes/langmead/

WebEx recording: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/ldr.php?RCID=da15d3aface8f25f7f478b9a813f6499

February, 2020

Sridhar Hannenhalli, Ph.D.


Senior Investigator, Cancer Data Science Lab, Center for Cancer Research, NCI

Feb. 6, 2020, 11 AM – 12 noon, NIH Bldg 37, Room 4041/4107

To Function or Not to Function

Slides available: https://btep.ccr.cancer.gov/classes/hannenhalli/

WebEx Recording: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/ldr.php?RCID=ec72d1923ffe18a82b63ed348b75be0c

April 23, Online Webinar

Istvan Albert, Ph.D.


Research Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Director of the Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics, Pennsylvania State University

April 23, 11 AM – noon, remote only

Bioinformatics Recipes: Creating and Sharing Reproducible Data Analysis Workflows


Webex recording: https://cbiit.webex.com/cbiit/ldr.php?RCID=d212f383485e4b0341264e14995dbc7b

July 9, Online Webinar

Peng Jiang, Ph.D.

NIH Stadtman Investigator, Cancer Data Science Laboratory, Center for Cancer Research, NCI/NIH

July 9, 3 PM, online only

Title: Data-driven Approaches to Identify the Regulators of the Anticancer Immune Response

Slides: Report

vBricks Recording: Peng Jiang