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Physics Colloquium: On the Journey of Deciphering the Secret Code of Life
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Location: SLC 1.102

Dr. Michael Zhang (UT Dallas)

With training in statistical physics, I have been deeply attracted by the problem of Deciphering the Secret Code of Life since the dawn of the Human Genome Project. In this talk, I will review some of the computational biology problems along my genome research journey: such as Finding genes in the human genome; Identifying cis-regulatory elements; Constructing gene regulation networks; Predicting epigenetic states and chromatin structures; Modeling dynamics in real and engineered cells.  Hope these will allow me to share some of the recent excitements in decoding the blue-print of life as well as to give some flavor of basic machining learning approaches commonly used in bioinformatics. I will also point out some open problems that some physicists might be interested.

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Michael Kesden, 972-883-3598
Questions? Email me.

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