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San Diego Bioinformatics Network is a networking event hosted by the UC San Diego Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB). The goal is to create a dynamic environment where faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, industry leaders and anyone in the San Diego bioinformatics community can connect and exchange ideas.

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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

BRF2-2A (the patio)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the San Diego Bioinformatics Network for our first event in this new format – a bi-annual holiday mixer! All are welcome to attend (bioinformaticians, biologists and others interested in being part of the UC San Diego bioinformatics community). We will have a Bioinformatics Showcase featuring hands-on demos of UC San Diego developed bioinformatics tools, an informal poster session, and a no-host bar with snacks.


Featured tools in the Bioinformatics Showcase:

  1. VAPr: a Python package for NoSQL variant data storage, annotation and prioritization.
  2. Cirrus-NGS: provides primary analysis pipelines for RNA-Seq, miRNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, and whole-genome/whole-exome sequencing data.
  3. VisJS2jupyter: a tool to bring the interactivity of networks created with vis.js into jupyter notebook cells.
  4. GenePattern: provides hundreds of analytical tools for the analysis of gene expression, sequence variation and copy number, proteomic, flow cytometry, and network analysis.
  5. NDEx: provides an open-source framework where scientists and organizations can share, store, manipulate, and publish biological network knowledge.
  6. Cytoscape: an open source software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating these with any type of attribute data. A lot of apps are available for various kinds of problem domains, including bioinformatics, social network analysis, and semantic web.


Past Events (all held on Sanford Burnham Terrace):

January 17, 2018: SDBN Kick-off with Katie Fisch (CCBB), Michael Reich (Mesirov lab), and James Taylor (Galaxy Project)



February 21, 2018: Yoshiki Vázquez Baeza (Rob Knight lab) and microbiome data analysis and data visualization


March 21, 2018: Dave Gorkin (Center for Epigenomics) and epigenomics; Nathan Lewis (Lewis Lab) and complex phenotype engineering



April 18, 2018: Brin Rosenthal (CCBB) and  “Using network biology to understand the shared molecular mechanisms of two developmental disorders”; Adam Mark (CCBB) “Tools and infrastructure for population-scale interpretation of genome-wide cancer variants”

May 16, 2018: Oliver Harismendy (Oncogenomics Laboratory) and “Non-genetic chemo-resistance”

June, July, August 2018: No meetings over summer break


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