Carnegie Mellon
Computational Molecular Biology Symposium
Wednesday, March 14th, 2001
10:30am – 4:30pm
Newell-Simon Hall, Room 3305

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The symposium will focus on computional biology research at Carnegie Mellon with an emphasis on functional genomics: understanding how the complete set of genes in an organism interacts to produce a functioning cell. Key problems include determining the range of protein expression in a cell, localizing protein activity, comparing protein structure, and computing gene evolution. Presentations will demonstrate the importance of computational approaches such as combinatorics, graph theory, machine learning, and data mining in addressing these biological questions.


10:30 - 11:20   Introduction to computational functional genomics
Dannie Durand (Bio, CSD)

11:20 - 11:50   Some questions about gene databases and how to answer them with datamining
Raul Valdes-Perez (CSD)

11:50 - 13:00   Lunch

13:00 - 14:00   Structural Proteomics: The shape of life
Mike Erdmann (CSD, Robotics) and Gordon Rule (Bio)

14:00 - 14:30   High-throughput functional proteomics using CD tagging
Jon Jarvik (Bio)

14:30 - 15:00   Pattern Recognition meets Cell Biology: Towards a Systematics for Protein-Subcellular Location
Robert Murphy (Bio)

15:00 - 15:20   Cookies

15:20 - 16:00   Expression Proteomics
Jon Minden (Bio) and R. Ravi (GSIA, CS)

16:00 - 16:30   Vertebrate Genome Evolution
Dannie Durand (Bio, CSD) and Andrew Moore (CSD, CALD)

For additional information, please contact Francine Pugsley (

Dannie Durand (, Biological Sciences
Mike Erdmann (, Computer Science

The second and fourth images in the header are courtesy the BIODIDAC website.