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  • May 24, 2019: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Yufeng Shen

    May 24, 2019: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Yufeng Shen Friday, May 24 | 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Shelby 105Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics with Yufeng Shen, Ph.D., assistant professor, Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University. The seminar is titled "Predicting genetic effect of missense variants using deep learning."

  • May 10, 2019: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Murat Tanik

    May 10, 2019: Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series: Bioinformatics- Dr. Murat Tanik Friday, May 10 | 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. | Shelby 105Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Bioinformatics with Murat Tanik, Ph.D., professor and chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wallace R. Bunn Chair of Telecommunications, UAB. The seminar is titled "A New Mathematical Framework for Convergence Computations." 

  • Key step in transformation of B cells to antibody-secreting cells described

    Key step in transformation of B cells to antibody-secreting cells described Antibody-producing immune cells are vital to fight pathogens and are involved in autoimmunity.

  • Informatics for Precision Medicine the Topic of Recent Informatics Conference at UAB

    Informatics for Precision Medicine the Topic of Recent Informatics Conference at UAB The original application of informatics in medicine was developing electronic health records and expert systems and enabling the use of data from across multiple systems to assist with research, clinical decision making and patient care.“The field of informatics has evolved immensely from its original use,” said Jake Chen, Ph.D., chief bioinformatics officer at the UAB Informatics Institute. “The next step in the evolution of informatics is the collaboration with precision medicine to solve complex clinical and treatment issues facing patients today. This collaboration is about using genomic information and data-driven informatics to build new analytic engines, or the ‘brain,’ of future healthcare,” Chen explained.The UAB Informatics Institute recently hosted the 16th Annual Conference of the Midsouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society, where this year’s theme was “Informatics for Precision Medicine.” Chen served as the general chair for the conference and stated that this is the first national conference to explore the confluence or nexus of informatics and precision medicine. The presentations at this year’s meeting showed the potential synergy between these two fields. “This is all about using genetic and genomic data, advanced analytics, and machine learning to solve diagnosis and treatment problems for diseases such as cancer,” Chen said[…]

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