In what sense is a city smart? There are established entities defining this rich area of cross-disciplinary studies, and they refer to social, technical, economic, and political factors that keep evolving, thus offering opportunities for constant refinement of the concept of smart city. Read more “Smart Cities, Big Data, and Communities”
The first FIU-UM Computational Biology Research Day will take place on Wednesday October 9, 2013 at FIU. This Research Day is the first step towards promoting and establishing a computational biology research community in South Florida. Read more “FIU-UM Computational Biology Research Day, Wednesday 10/9/2013”
BAOSearch is a web-based application for querying, viewing, browsing, and downloading small molecule biological screening results including high-throughput (HTS) data. BAOSearch has been developed as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Bioassay Ontology (BAO) project. Read more “BAOSearch Web-Based Application”
Cancer is a multifactorial disease with a striking heterogeneity due to genetic, epigenetic and transcriptional changes involving a myriad of genes and proteins. While these factors are relevant to clinical prognosis and medical treatment of patients, a system’s approach is needed to unravel the complexities underlying intertwining carcinogenesis mechanisms. Read more “3Moons: Modular, Multiscale, Oncology Networks”
While viruses cause significant proportion of cancers, their real impact in cancer etiology and complications is still unknown. Indeed, viruses may be implicated in cancer more frequently than previously considered, which may lead to rethinking cancer treatment and prevention strategies. Little effort so far has been exerted to screen for infectious agents associated with cancer. Our long-term goal is to determine how cancer treatment and prevention can be improved in virus-associated cancers. Read more “Identification of Novel Viruses Associated with Malignant Diseases”
With the ultimate goal of accelerating the discovery of drugs to regenerate or protect nerves after spinal cord injury, UM Miller School researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to develop a novel database via the Center for Computational Science to enable neuroscientists to search the voluminous and growing number of studies related to nervous system repair, and link relevant data from those studies to other resources. Read more “Researchers to Create World Database for Nervous System Repair”
Zhijie Jiang was among several CCS researchers presenting at the 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics in Charlotte, NC, discussing his updated SNP Array Evaluation Tool and its capability to identify, literally in seconds, a short-list of candidate genes/disorders on runs of homozygosity detected by a clinical SNP array. Read more “SNP Array Evaluation Tool Highlighted at Genetics Meeting”
GeneGo MetaCore Tutorial
GeneGo provides a solution for using “omics” gene lists to generate and prioritize hypotheses with MetaCore. This tutorial highlights how to work with different types of data (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and interaction data). Read more for details.
Genomatix Promoter Analysis Training Workshop
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