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Nov - Michael Baym

Event Details


Thursday, November 30th, 2023 11:00am - 1:30pm PT


UBC, Michael Smith Laboratories, MSL 102

SFU Big Data Hub, room ASB 10900 (Live Stream Location)

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Featured Speaker: Dr. Michael Baym


  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
  • Affiliate Faculty in Microbiology
  • Member of the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology
  • Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Talk Title: Learning computation from microbial evolution


In the last decade, many advances in genomic algorithms have stemmed from the observation that genomes are not random strings but rather the product of a sparse evolutionary process. In this talk I will discuss how to use observations from evolution to inform algorithms for the prediction of antibiotic resistance, and more generally for the compression and efficient general computation on enormous genomic data sets.

Trainee Speaker: Darlene Dai

Affiliation: Turvey Lab

Talk Title: Reduce, Rebalance, and Replenish: Investigating the infant microbiota to minimize antibiotics-associated asthma risk