2022 Seminar Series


Feb. 17, 1 PM.

Title: Integrated Analysis of Single Cell Data Across Technologies and Modalities

Rahul Satija, D.Phil., Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center, Associate Professor of Biology, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University (NYU), Associate Faculty, Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center

April 21, 1 PM (Recording)

Title: Realizing Data Interoperability Across Basic Research, Clinical Care, and Patients

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

June 16, 1 PM.

Title: Mapping the Human Body One Cell at a Time

Sarah Teichmann, Ph.D., Fellow of the Acadamy of Medical Sciences (UK FMedSci), Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), Wellcome Sanger Institute

WebEx recording: BTEP DSSS Sarah Teichmann-20220616 1704-1

July 14, 1 PM.

Title: Decoding Breast Cancer Progression with Single Cell Genomics

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, joint appointment in Dept of Bioinformatics
Faculty Member, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director of the CPRIT Single Cell Genomic Center
Co-Director, Advanced Technology Genomics Core at MD Anderson

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Sept 22, 1 PM (Recording)

Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics Weill Cornell Medicine Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction

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Christina Curtis, Ph.D., M.Sc, Associate Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Co-Director, Molecular Tumor Board, Stanford Cancer Institute

2021 Seminar Series

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 (Recording)

Computational Tools to Study mRNA Isoform Variation in Cancer

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 (Recording)

Expanding Studies of Centromere Structure and Function in the Era of T2T Genomics

Karen Miga, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Associate Director at the UCSC Genomics Institute. Co-lead of the Telomere To Telomere (T2T) Consortium


2019-2020 Seminar Series

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/

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