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Ramin Homayouni was named Academic Editor of PLoS ONE, the largest scientific journal in the world. Click here for more information. (February 2011)

UM to host the 10th annual TN/KY Bioinformatics Summit at the FedEx Institute of Technology, April 1-3, 2011. Click here for the program. (February 2011)

Bioinformatics affiliate Dr. Vasile Rus receives a $1.6M grant for DeepTutor. Click here for details. (July 2010)

Grant will assist U of M researchers (Dr. Thomas Sutter and his co-investigators, Dr. Carrie Hayes Sutter and Dr. Judith Cole) in studying dioxin's link to diseases. Click here for details. (May 2010)

Congratulations to Supriyapriyadar Pati for completion of her Master's Thesis project, August 2012. See abstract.

Dr. Ramin Homayouni is a founding director of the Center for Translational Informatics. Click here for the FedEx Institute of Technology "Connection". (June 2012)

Bioinformatics Program featured "In Focus" in Spring 2012 BIOLOGY@MEMPHIS. Click here for more information. (April 2012).

Bioinformatics Program welcomes new graduate students Reburto Lawson, Karthi Muthukuri, Farzana Sharmin, Amulya Tamanam, and Yonghong Xie. (August 2011)

Ramin Homayouni was named Academic Editor of PLoS ONE, the largest scientific journal in the world. Click here for more information. (February 2011)

UM to host the 10th annual TN/KY Bioinformatics Summit at the FedEx Institute of Technology, April 1-3, 2011. Click here for the program. (February 2011)
                                                                                                                               Vida Abedi received Bioinformatics Program travel award for ICMLA ’09 –see details here. (December 2009)

Congratulations to Naga Nagisetty and Banoo Madhanagopal, who have Internships with  Bioinformatics affiliate faculty members at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Evan Williams who has an Internship with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. (September 2009)

Bioinformatics Program welcomes new graduate students Vida Abedi, Fazle Faisal, Nam Vo, Krishna Talasila, Deniz Chen and Evan Williams. (September 2009)

Bioinformatics affiliate faculty, Dr. Rob Williams, was appointed to Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics. (May 2009)

Frontiers in Neurogenomics, a new journal edited by one of our faculty (Dr. Robert W. Williams), is now soliciting papers in the broad areas of neuroscience, genomics, and bioinformatics. This journal specializes in handling papers that are accompanied by massive genomic data sets. (June 2009)

Congratulations to Dr. Yongmei Wang and colleagues for winning  a high performance computing grant from Oak ridge. (June 2009)

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Sutter and colleagues at the University of Memphis for their recent publication entitled "EGF receptor signaling blocks aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated transcription and cell differentiation in human epidermal keratinocytes" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. (April 2009)

Quynh Tran in Dr. Tom Sutter's lab published her master thesis entitled "Chemical genomics of cancer chemopreventive dithiolethiones" in the Carcinogenesis. (March 2009)



Dr. Ramin Homayouni, associate professor, director, Bioinformatics

Finding the causes of Alzheimer's Disease
Homayouni and team are making discoveries concerning interactions of proteins that cause Alzheimer's Disease with mitochondria within cells.

Congratulations to Dr. Yeasin for being selected as an Associate Editor for BMC Bioinformatics (Feb. 2009)

Congratulations to Drs. Phan and Sutter for receiving a grant from the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing entitled  "A microarray Analysis Software Package for Comparisons and Extrapolations of Relevance to Toxicology." (Feb. 2009)

UM Bioinformatics welcomes the new Spring 2009 graduate students: Rekha Bhaskarabhatla, Sahitya Emmadishetti, Brian Kennedy, Banoo Rekha Madhanagopal and Vijay Pidikiti. (Jan. 2009)

M. Garzon, V. Phan, A. Neel, 2009, "Optimal DNA Codes for Computing and Self-Assembly", Int. Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation, 1(1):1-17. (January 2009)


Dr. Victor Jin
was featured in the article "Cashing in Your Chips to Advance Discovery: Chromatin Technology Uncovers Previously Unknown Regulatory Networks in Living Cells" in the October 15th issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. (Nov. 2008)

Dr. Jin co-wrote "E2F in Vivo Binding Specificity: Comparison of Consensus vs. Non-consensus Binding Sites" published in the October 8th issue of Genome Research. (Nov. 2008)

Welcome Chang Choi who accepted the position of Business Officer for Bioinformatics Program and the W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research. (Oct. 2008)

UM Bioinformatics partners with University of Tennessee Clinical and Translational Science Institute, for which Dr. R. Homayouni serves as co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Unit, Dr. E.O George serves as co-director of the Design, Biostatistics and Epidemeology Unit, and Dr. T. Sutter serves as director of genomics core in the Research Technology Unit. (October 2008)

Welcome to Laasya Vadlamudi and Som Patrudu who joined the Bioinformatics Program in the Fall 2008 semester. (Sept. 2008)

Preethi Katragadda project presentation will be held on July 29th at 10:00a.m. at FIT 210.

Sreedhar Sonteneni project presentation will be held on July 18th at 10:00a.m. at FIT 210.

Nicholas Furlotte thesis presentation will be held on April 30th at 2:00 p.m. in the Fed Ex Institude in room 227.

The title of Mr. Furlotte's thesis presentation will be Literature based evaluation of microarray normalization procedures.

U of  M welcomes assistant professor Victor Jin to the Bioinformatics Faculty

U of M will Host Graduate and Professional School Fair Sept. 28

UM Bioinformatics Program begins search for tenure-track faculty position



Meetings

April 6 -9, 2010; The International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: (IMCIC 2010), Orlando, Florida, USA

March 24 - 26, 2010; 2nd International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICoB), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

February 24-26, 2010; ISCB's 3rd Annual Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS 2010), Cambridge/Boston, MA, USA

Nov. 1-4, 2009; IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM09), Washington DC, USA,


November 2-6, 2009; ACM the 3rd International Workshop on Data and Text Mining  in Bioinformatics (DTMBIO) in conjunction with ACM 18th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) Hong Kong, China  

October 17-19, 2009; The 2nd International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2009) and the 2nd International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2009); Tianjin China


July 10th-13th, 2009; The 3rd International Symposium on Bio- and Medical Informatics and Cybernetics (BMIC 2009); Orlando, Florida

July 10th-13th, 2009; The 7th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies (CCCT 2009); Orlando, Florida 

June 11-14, 2009; The 18th Annual Growth Factor and Signal Transduction Conference Ames, Iowa

March 20-22, 2009; The 8th annual UT/ORNL/KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit; Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park, Pikeville, TN

May 15-16, 2009; 2nd Workshop on Computational Issues in Genetic Epidemiology (CIGE 2009); Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

November 15 - 17, 2007; the 6th Georgia Tech-Oak Ridge National Labs International Conference on Bioinformatics, Atlanta, Georgia;

November 30 - December 2, 2007; 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky '07)  Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado;

July 21-25, 2007; 15th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) & 6th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), Vienna, Austria;

June 4-8, 2007; The 13th International Meeting on DNA Computing, Memphis, TN;

The 13th International Meeting on DNA Computing, Memphis, TN; June 4-8, 2007

November 15 - 17, 2007; the 6th Georgia Tech-Oak Ridge National Labs International Conference on Bioinformatics, Atlanta, Georgia;

November 30 - December 2, 2007; 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference (Rocky '07)  Snowmass/Aspen, Colorado;

July 21-25, 2007; 15th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) & 6th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), Vienna, Austria;

June 4-8, 2007; The 13th International Meeting on DNA Computing, Memphis, TN;

February 1st-3rd, 2007; The Fourth Annual Conference of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society, New Orleans, Louisiana

January 3-7, 2007; Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, Wailea, Maui;

The 13th International Meeting on DNA Computing, Memphis, TN; June 4-8, 2007

April 13-15, 2007; 6th Annual UT-ORNL-KBRIN Bioinformatics Summit; Paris Landing State Park, Buchanan, TN

May 4-5, 2007; 31st Annual Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Southeastern Atlantic Section Meeting (SIAM-SEAS 2007)

May 7-10, 2007; International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications

 

 

Seminars

Friday 9:00am March 27th, 2009. Role of the Transcription Factors Mrr1p and Upc2p in Azole Antifungal Resistance in Candida albicans. By Dr. P. David Rogers.

Thursday 10:00am July 29th, 2008. Effect of Gene aliases in abstract retrieval using PubMed. By Preethi Katragadda

Friday April 13th, 2008 Seminar Titled Synthetic Biology for Bioinformatics by Dr. Max Garzon.

Friday April 4th, 2008  Seminar titled Management and Analysisof Motif Data and Tools by Dr. Vinhthuy Phan.

Friday March 14, 2008  Seminar titled: Transcriptional Regulation of MDR1- and ERG11- mediated azole antifungal resistance in candida albicans by Dr. P. David Rogers.

Friday 1:30pm, November 9, 2007; Analysis of Gene Expression Data using Hierarchical Bayesian and Gene Set Enrichment Procedures By Haibao Wan

Friday 9:15am, November 2, 2007; Clustering genes based on profiles of RNA responses to multiple treatments, with application to cancer chemoprevention By Quynh Tran

Monday 4:00pm, October 22, 2007; Bridging Genotype and Phenotype: Causal Pathways from DNA to Complex Traits By Dr. Yan Cui

Tuesday 2:45pm, October 23, 2007; Visualization Techniques for Microarray Data By Jahangheer Shareef Shaik

Friday March 14, 2008  Seminar titled: Transcriptional Regulation of MDR1- and ERG11- mediated azole antifungal resistance in candida albicans by Dr. P. David Rogers.

Friday 1:30pm, November 9, 2007; Analysis of Gene Expression Data using Hierarchical Bayesian and Gene Set Enrichment Procedures By Haibao Wan

Friday 9:15am, November 2, 2007; Clustering genes based on profiles of RNA responses to multiple treatments, with application to cancer chemoprevention By Quynh Tran

Monday 4:00pm, October 22, 2007; Bridging Genotype and Phenotype: Causal Pathways from DNA to Complex Traits By Dr. Yan Cui

Tuesday 2:45pm, October 23, 2007; Visualization Techniques for Microarray Data By Jahangheer Shareef Shaik

Monday 4:00pm, October 29, 2007; Comparative Analysis of Gene Product Expression Among Strains of F. tularensisBy Dr. George M. Hilliard

Thursday 2:00pm, June 14, 2007; A computational genomics approach to model protein-DNA interactions from ChIP-chip data By Dr. Victor X. Jin.

Thursday 2:00pm, June 7, 2007; Novel regulatory mechanisms based on DNA duplex destabilization By Dr Prashanth Ak.

Friday 10:00am, June 1, 2007; Systematic profiling of yeast and mouse models of neurodegenerative disorders By Oliver King.

February 2, 2007; Proteomics approaches to probe the selectivity and consequences of protein damage by reactive electrophiles BY Dr. Daniel C. Liebler

Jan. 25, 2007; The Molecular Basis for Azole Antifungal Resistance in Candida albicans and Candida glabrata BY Dr. P. David Rogers

Jan. 25, 2007; The Evolution of Antifungal Drug Discovery BY Dr. Alice M. Clark

Brain Development: New Frontiers in Autism Research, Nov. 17, 2006 BY Dr.  Wendy Stone, Dr. Pat Levitt

Regulatory Region Analysis: Reverse Engineering Regulatory Circuits from the Bottom Up, November 3, 2006 BY Dr. Pavel Sumazin

Using Information Retrieval Approaches to Explore Genomic Data, October 6, 2006 BY Dr. Ramin Homayouni 

Moving from Correlative Science to Predictive Medicine October 6, 2006 BY Dr. Richard Simon

 

Title: Using Information Retrieval Approaches to Explore Genomic

DataTime: 1:30 - 2:30pm, Friday, October 6, 2006

Place: Dunn Hall 233

BY
Dr. Ramin Homayouni 
Associate Professor,  Director of Bioinformatics
The University of Memphis

 

Title: "Proteome and Transcriptome Analysis in the bacterium Francisella

Time: 4:00pm, Thursday, October 5, 2006

Place: Ellington - Lecture Hall

BY
Dr. George Hilliard
Assistant professor
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

TITLE: Moving from Correlative Science to Predictive Medicine

Time: 12:00pm, Friday, October 6, 2006

Place: St. Jude Auditorium

BY
Dr. Richard Simon
Head, Molecular Statistics and Bioinformatics Section,
Biometric Research Branch, National Cancer Institute,
Bethesda, Maryland

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