Conferences & Workshops


SDCSB’s Quarterly Systems-to-Synthesis Meeting (Spring 2018)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 – 5:00 pm
UC San Diego, Medical Education Telemedicine Bldg, 141-143
Registration begins spring 2018


Weekly Events

Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium (2016-17)

qBio Seminar Series (2017-18)

Systems Biology Career Development Seminars (Spring 2018)

Monthly Events

San Diego Bioinformatics Users Series (SDBUS)

Systems Biology Club

Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium 2010-2015

Thursdays, Noon – 1 pm, at Leichtag Auditorium


Sponsored along with the UCSD Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Program, the Institute for Genomic Medicine, and the Departments of Medicine, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine.


Fall 2014
Oct 9, 2014 Abraham Palmer (University of Chicago)
Quantitative genetic studies of behavior in mice, rats, and humans
Oct 16, 2014 Ting Wang (Washington University in St. Louis)
Modern epigenomics reveal transposable elements’ role in shaping gene regulatory network
Oct 23, 2014 Manolis Dermtzakis (University of Geneva)
Population and Personalized Genomics to Understand Human Biology and Disease
Nov 6, 2014 Thomas Ried (NIH)
Genome and Transcriptome Dynamics in Cancer Cells
Nov 13, 2014 Mike Cherry (Stanford)
Responsible sharing of data to enhance use, the impact on both researchers and resource providers
Nov 20, 2014 Anshul Kundaje (Stanford)
Modeling regulatory dynamics and variation across human cell-types and individuals
Dec 4, 2014 Sui Huang (ISB)
Cell fate dynamics on Waddington’s epigenetic landscape
Dec 11, 2014 Jason Lieb (University of Chicago)
Evidence for Lamin A function at enhancers
Winter 2015
Jan 8, 2015 Julie Segre (NIH)
Skin microbiome or tracking hospital bugs
Jan 22, 2015 Goncalo Abecasis (University of Michigan)
Insights about Genetic Variation and Complex Disease from Sequencing Thousands of Genomes
Jan 29, 2015 Matthew Bainbridge (Baylor College of Medicine)
Disease Gene Discovery and Diagnostics with High Throughput Sequencing
Feb 5, 2015 Sabrina Spencer (University of Colorado Boulder)
Single-cell Dynamics of the Proliferation-Quiescence Decision
Feb 12, 2015 Suzanne Gaudet (Harvard)
Dynamics and duration tune the cellular response to TNF
Feb 19, 2015 Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine)
Identifying Causal Variants for Complex and Mendelian Traits
Feb 26, 2015 Predrag Radivojac (Indiana University)
How useful is your genome? Methods for understanding molecular mechanisms of disease and genome interpretation.
Mar 5, 2015 Junying Yuan (Harvard Medical School)
Regulation of Necroptosis and Inflammation by RIPK1
Mar 12, 2015 Prashant Mali (UCSD)
Towards Unraveling Genotype-Phenotype Relationships in the Human System
Spring 2015
Apr 9, 2015 Domitilla Del Vecchio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Modularity, Retroactivity, and Design Principles for Insulation in Biological Networks
 Apr 16, 2015  Roy Wollman (UCSD)
Reliable Signal Transduction
Apr 23, 2015 Manolis Kellis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Epigenomics of common, rare, and somatic variants underlying disease and cancer
 Apr 30, 2015  Desmond Smith (UCLA)
Genetic Platforms New and Old
May 7, 2015 Joseph Ecker (Salk Institute)
Epigenomic Signatures of Neuronal Diversity in the Mammalian Brain
May 14, 2015 Nathan Lewis (UCSD)
Disentangling and Engineering the Mammalian Secretory Pathway for Optimized Drug Development
May 28, 2015 David Gamm (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Probing the Authenticity of iPSC-Derived Retinal Progeny: Implications for Research Discovery and Therapeutic Development
 Jun 4, 2015  Anindya Bagchi (University of Minnesota)
Conspiring Neighbors: Role of PVT1 in MYC Regulation in Human Cancer




The 2013-2014 Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium

Previously known as the “Frontiers in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium”


Fall 2013
Thursdays noon – 12:50 p.m.
Fung Auditorium, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall (PFBH)
Sep 26, 2013 Andrew McMahon (USC)
Balancing commitment: nephrogenesis as a model system
Oct 3, 2013 Jonathan Sebat (UCSD – Neuroscience)
Unraveling the genetic basis of schizophrenia by genome-wide analysis of copy number variation
Oct 10, 2013 Glenn Tesler (UCSD – Mathematics)
Genome of the pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis recovered from a hospital sink using a new platform and the single-cell assembler SPAdes
Oct 17, 2013 Larry Smarr (UCSD – Calit2)
Using Genetic Sequencing to Unravel the Dynamics of Your Superorganism Body
Oct 24, 2013 Trey Ideker (UCSD – Medicine & Bioengineering)
Title TBA
Oct 31, 2013 Wei Wang (UCSD – Chemistry & BioChemistry, Cellular & Molecular Medicine)
Deciphering the epigenomic regulation
Nov 7, 2013 Mitch Guttman (Caltech)
lncRNAs: Function and Mechanism in Controlling Cellular Identity
Nov 14, 2013 Carl Hansen (University of British Colombia)
Title TBA
Nov 21, 2013 Terry Gaasterland (UCSD/SIO – Molecular Biology, Marine Biology Research)
Interpreting Non-coding, Regulatory Variants Found in Exome Sequencing: a Study In Glaucoma
Dec 5, 2013 Anders Dale (UCSD – Radiology & Neurosciences)
Title TBA
Dec 12, 2013 C. Titus Brown (Michigan State University)
Tackling large-scale sequence analysis with normalized de Bruijn graphs: theory, engineering, and application
Winter 2014
Thursdays noon – 12:50 p.m.
Leichtag Auditorium
Jan 9, 2014 Dan Goldberg (Washington University, St. Louis)
Jan 16, 2014 Joshua Akey (University of Washington)
Jan 23, 2014 Aviv Regev (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard)
Jan 30, 2014 Tom Reid (National Institutes of Health Section of Cancer Genomics)
Feb 6, 2014 Harry Orr (University of Minnesota)
Feb 13, 2014 Barbara Panning (UC San Francisco)
Feb 20, 2014 Katherine Pollard (UC San Francisco)
Feb 27, 2014 Noah Rosenberg (Stanford)
Mar 6, 2014 John Moran (University of Michigan)
Mar 13, 2014 Andrew Clark (Cornell)

Winter Quarter 2013

Click on the flyer to download a printable PDF.


Previous years

This weekly seminar is organized by the UC San Diego Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program. It is held weekly during the Fall and Winter quarters. Flyers and schedules for previous years are available below.

Year Fall Winter
2012-13 Fall 2012 Winter 2013
Fall 2012 poster Winter 2013 poster
2011-12 Fall 2011 Winter 2012
Fall 2011 poster Winter 2012 poster
2010-11 Fall 2010 Winter 2011
Fall 2010 poster Winter 2011 poster