The LSU Department of Biological Sciences and the Center for Computation & Technology is sponsoring a Computational Biology Seminar Series for Undergraduates beginning September 9.  The seminars, led by LSU biology faculty, will expose students to the latest computational approaches to modern biological research.

Seminar speakers include Jeremy Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences and head of the LSU Phyleauxgenetics Laboratory (September 9); Michal Brylinski, head of the LSU Computational Systems Biology Group (October 7); Maheshi Dassanayake, faculty researcher in the LSU Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), and Systematics, Ecology, and Evolution (SEE) divisions (November 4); and Cameron Thrash, faculty researcher in SEE (December 2).

Throughout the series students will learn about computational biology research currently underway at LSU, and will be encouraged to take classes, conduct research and seek resources that cross the boundaries between biology and computation. The series will also educate students about life sciences careers that leveragecomputational methods and inform students majoring in computational disciplines about careers in biological research.

Each seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building Annex, A101. For more information, go to http://lbrn.lsu.edu/events/comp-bio/.

Faculty Links:

•   Jeremy Brown, Phyleauxgenetics Lab

•   Michal Brylinski, Computational Systems Biology Group

•   Maheshi Dassanayake, BMB, SEE Divisions

•   Cameron Thrash, Thrash Lab

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