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CBI Transitions to the Milken Institute School of Public Health
The Computational Biology Institute is highlighted in the Milken Institute School of Public Health's "2016 Progress Report" as we make the exciting transition into the organization. Check us out on page 17!
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Two Positions Open at Karna
Karna provides health services to the government and has been recognized as one of the top 15 "fastest growing companies" in Atlanta. Karna provides health-related consulting services to the government in the various areas. The company has two positions open in the Alexandria, VA area. To see a posting for a Biostatician, click here. To see a posting for a Public Health Analyst, click here.
A one-day workshop on Quantum Computing and its applications in drug development will take place on Thursday March 16, 2017 at George Washington University, following ENAR 2017 Spring meeting. The workshop is co-organized by GWU Department of Statistics, Lockheed Martin Corporation and ICON Plc. Click the link above for more information.
The conference will take place on July 27th to 30th in Moscow, Russia. The conference will feature about 40 talks, 100 posters, as well as demonstrations and roundtables. Click above for more information!
2017 ORNL Research Opportunities and Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community. Applications are due March 31st. For more information, click on the link above!
Thermo Fisher Scientific is a leader in promoting global health. As part of that mission, we are seeking a bioinformatics scientist to contribute to genotyping by sequencing (GBS) projects related to trait selection for plant and animal breeders. Click on the link above to apply.
The event will be taking place on March 29th-31st in Herndon, VA. To learn more, click the link above!
Join researchers and leaders from academia, hospitals, government and industry for two days at Stanford Medicine to spark collaborations, address challenges, and identify actionable steps for using large-scale data analysis and technology to improve human health. See the event webpage above!
The NIH Big Data to Knowledge program has announced a series of online lectures. Click the link above for more details.
Reconstruction of Ancestral Genomes in Presence of Gene Gain and Loss
Burrowing Crayfish Species Mapped
Genetic Analysis Suggests Dwarf Crayfish Share Ancestor
Since most dramatic genomic changes are caused by genome rearrangements as well as gene duplications and gain/loss events, it becomes crucial to understand their mechanisms and reconstruct ancestral genomes of the given genomes.
In this study, researchers mapped the habitat and evolutionary lineage of burrowing crayfish by analyzing five genes in 19 species of Fallicambarus. The genus Fallicambarus consists entirely of primary burrowers-- crayfish that inhabit burrows for all of their lives. The burrows can have a negative impact when their habitat overlaps with human land-based activities such as farming. Because Fallicambarus is distinct from stream-based crayfish species, habitat shift may impact migration, speciation and conservation.
Though similar in appearance, researchers were unsure if Dwarf crayfish found in distinct locations along the Gulf Coast of United States and into Central México were members of a the same taxonomic genus. Analysis of samples collected at 59 locations support the hypothesis that the Gulf and Mexican Groups shared a common ancestor roughly 40 million years ago. It is likely that the Cambarellus genus became separate groups following changes in geographical barriers and climate, possibly related to the Eocene-Oligocene boundary.
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Director of the Computational Biology Institute Keith Crandall was recently published an article in Stat titled "Creating family trees for disease-causing microbes could help control outbreaks".
Jimmy Bernot, a PhD student in the Computational Biology Institute, has published an article on a new species of Pseudopandarus Kirtisinghe.
Dr Marcos Perez-Losada, faculty member at the Computational Biology Institute at The George Washington University, has been awarded a grant from the Margaret Q Landenberger Research Foundation.
Dr Perez-Losada and Dr Keith Crandall, in cooperation with researchers from Children's National Medical Center and Universidada do Porto, have published an article in PLOS One.