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Computational Genomics: Research

Spatial Omics Initiative

Spatial omics technologies can provide spatially resolved high-throughput genomic information in intact tissues and samples. The Spatial Omics Initiative aims to advance research in this area at the University of Illinois. See here for more information.

Microbial Genomics Working Group

New complex questions in microbial function and ecology are stretching the limits of existing computational analytical tools. The Microbial Genomics Working Group aims to bring together microbiologists and computational scientists to address this gap.

Monthly meetings will be held starting in the fall of 2023. The goal of these meetings will be to familiarize faculty across campus with each others' work. This will faciliate collaborative problem formulation and research. Please suggest speakers here.

The tentative schedule is as follows, in IGB 612 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided:

Fall 2023

August 28, 2023: introductory slides and recording
September 25, 2023: discussion on methods in the microbiome field led by Chris Gaulke, recording
October 26, 2023 (Thursday): computational work in immunology led by Yiquan Wang of the Wu lab
November 27, 2023: discussion of this paper on mapping and analysis of short-read data with David Gorbitz and the Heath Lab

Spring 2024

January 22, 2024: TBD
February 12, 2024: TBD
March 4, 2024: TBD
April 1, 2024: TBD

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