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 Sean Eddy

This meeting has been cancelled.

Talk Title:
The modern RNA world: computational analysis of noncoding RNAs

Affiliation:Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Center for Genome Sciences and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis . Website

Abstract:
Some genes produce RNAs that function directly as RNA, and many genes are posttranscriptionally regulated by mechanisms that involve conserved RNA secondary structures. New algorithms that are well suited for RNA sequence and secondary structure analysis have been borrowed from computational linguistics. These “stochastic context-free grammar” algorithms have enabled the development of RNA genefinding and RNA homology search software.

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Student Presentation:
William Hsiao

Talk title:
Genomic island analysis: Improved software and insights into an apparent gene pool associated with genomic islands.

Affiliation:
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University (F. Brinkman lab)