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A series of computational biology talks will be held Monday, March 30, through Wednesday, April 1. All three presentations are open to the campus community.
Dr. Matt Wyczalkowski, a research scientist at the Genome Institute of Washington University, will present a seminar titled “Computational Methods in Biology: From Mechanobiology to Cancer Genomics” at 3 p.m. Monday, March 30, in Room 126 Schrenk Hall. Wyczalkowski’s research has applied computational methods to the modeling of the kinetics of wound healing as well as comparing transcriptional differences between normal and cancer cell.
Dr. Sarah Holte, a visiting scholar for the Center for Statistical and Computational Modeling of Biological Complexity at Missouri S&T and principal staff scientist at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Center of University of Washington, will present two talks. A general audience presentation titled “The use of mathematical models to evaluate complex phenomena in Biology – A failure” will be held 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Room 140 Toomey Hall.
Holte’s second talk, “The use of mathematical techniques to evaluate complex phenomena in Biology – A success,” will be held 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Room 112 Bertelsmeyer Hall. Holte’s research has combined computational methods with biological data to investigate contagious diseases, including the AIDS virus.