2022 Seminar Series

Feb. 17, 1 PM.

Rahul Satija, Ph.D., Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center, Associate Professor, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University (NYU)

April 21, 1 PM

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

May 19, 1 PM

Javed Khan, M.D., Deputy Chief, Genetics Branch, Senior Investigator, and Head, Oncogenomics Section, Center for Cancer Research, NCI

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/

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