Category Archives: Bioinformatics

Prof Andrey Rzhetksy: “Computational Analysis of Complex Human Disorders”

From Jason Alvey at KCL:

You are invited to a Special Guest Lecture to be held on Thursday, 21st February 2013, at 3:30 – 4:30pm in Small Lecture Theatre, First Floor, Main Building, Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill Campus.

Professor Andrey Rzhetsky, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago

Computational analysis of complex human disorders’

Focusing on autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, my talk will touch the following questions. How understanding of genetics and epidemiology of disease can be advanced through modeling and computational analysis of very large and heterogeneous datasets?  What are the bottlenecks in analysis of complex human maladies?  How can we model and compute over multiple data types to narrow hypotheses about genetic causes of disease?  How collaborations across multiple fields of science can bring translational results to initially purely academic studies?

Andrey Rzhetsky is a Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, at the University of Chicago. He is also a Pritzker Scholar, and a Senior Fellow of both the Computation Institute, and the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Chicago. His research is focused on computational analysis of complex human phenotypes in context of changes and perturbations of underlying molecular networks. The input data for these studies is supplied by large-scale mining of free text, computation over clinical records, and high-throughput systems biology experiments.  Most recently in 2011, Rzhetsky was awarded a $13.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health titled “Conte Center for Computational Systems Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Phenotypes.” This five-year project involves investigators from seven institutions across the United States and Israel who will study new computational methodology for the analysis of multiple complex mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia.



Bioinformatics PhDs at KCL

Bioinformatics / Clinical Informatics PhD Topics at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Closing date for applications is 12/12/12

Contact for further details / application pack and see this website for more details of each project

  • Epigenetics and gene expression in Alzheimer’s
  • Investigating Unreported Adverse Effects of Psychiatric Drugs through Data-Mining of Electronic Health Records and Integration of Clinical and Genomic Data
  • Drug repositioning: the application of old drugs to new diseases/targets
  • Text mining and machine learning to identify temporal patterns in co-morbidity networks derived from clinical data
  • Integrative translational ‘omics with a special focus on mental health : bioinformatics analyses for large scale omic data integration, biomarker discovery, drug repositioning and screening for new therapeutic targets
  • A Multi-agent paradigm for Integrating Cellular Networks
  • Applying machine learning methods to develop predictive models of treatment success for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Biomarkers of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease

Eagle Genomics second annual survey of trends in bioinformatics | Eagle Genomics

Eagle Genomics are doing another survey of trends in bioinformatics and this year you can win a prize!

They’ve been kind enough to sponsor Biogeeks events in the past, so if you get a chance to complete the survey, please do:

Eagle Genomics second annual survey of trends in bioinformatics | Eagle Genomics.

Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2011) Call for Abstracts | O|B|F News

Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC 2011) Call for Abstracts | O|B|F News.

Submission Instructions

Feb Tech Meet Talks

Videos of the Feb tech meet talks. Apologies for the quality, we had a camera failure and had to record them on mobile phones. Many thanks to Mahendra from UKOLN for emergency camera-work!

Slides from Nathans talk

Slides from Spiros’s talk

Slides from Will’s talks

Codefest 2011 – Open Bioinformatics Foundation

This year’s BOSC / ISMB will be preceded by a 2-day bio-hackathon, organised by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation,  bringing together developers from Bioperl, BioJava, BioPython, BioRuby, EMBOSS etc.

Codefest 2011 – Open Bioinformatics Foundation.

PiCloud | Cloud Computing. Simplified.

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