Tag Archives: bioinformatics

Uncovering the function of host-associated microbial communities

This post is by MSU grad student Connie Rojas Microbes colonize every surface of their hosts. Once established, they do not live in isolated patches, but instead form highly regulated, structurally and functionally organized communities, termed ‘microbiota’. Due to the … Continue reading

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Exploring Genetic Design Space with Phylosemantics

This post is written by UW grad student Bryan Bartley  Synthetic biology is a fascinating, interdisciplinary field at the intersection of biology and engineering. Synthetic biologists envision that life can be re-programmed by rewriting the genetic code of organisms. A … Continue reading

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4th Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin

This post is by University of Texas at Austin grad student Rayna Harris On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics hosted the 4th Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Bases vs Bytes- Bioinformaticians to the Rescue

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Texas at Austin Research Scientist Dhivya Arasappan. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field in which computer algorithms and statistical methods are applied to answer biological questions. It is a … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium at UT Austin

Summary by UT Austin graduate student and symposium organizer Rayna Harris. The 3rd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium on May 15, 2015 was hosted by the Center for Computational Biology at UT Austin and organized by some BEACON members. … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The Many “Arms-and-Eyes” of Retinoblastoma Family Proteins

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Yiliang Wei. Hello BEACON members, I’m Yiliang Wei, a graduate student in the Arnosti Lab at Michigan State University (https://arnostilab.natsci.msu.edu). For my first blog at BEACON, I’m … Continue reading

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Recap: 2nd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium

This blog post is by UT Austin graduate students Rayna Harris and April Wright. It is our pleasure to report back on the 2nd Annual Big Data in Biology Symposium that was held at UT Austin on May 16, 2014. Hosted … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The big picture of virulence factors and bacteria

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by NC A&T graduate student Alshae Logan. My name is Alshae Logan and I am a master’s student in the Department of Biology at North Carolina A&T State University. My project … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Constructing models for gene regulatory networks

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by North Carolina A&T graduate student Mina Moradi Kordmahalleh. The idea of bioinformatics and how an electrical engineer can work on this topic is quite new and interesting to me.  In … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Bioinformatics tools

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho graduate student Ilya Zhbannikov. I graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University, Russia) with a Masters Degree in Information Systems in 2009. After a year … Continue reading

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