Previous Guest Speakers

Dr. Michael Snyder

DATE: August 28 2015

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Dr. Snyder is professor and chair of the Department of Genetics, and director of Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, at Stanford University. Dr. Snyder’s lab combines different state-of–the-art “omics” technologies to perform longitudinal detailed integrative personal omics profile (iPOP) and used this to assess disease risk and monitor disease states for personalized medicine. Previously, while at Yale University, Dr. Snyder was a major participant of the ENCODE consortium, where his lab developed several technologies in genomics and proteomics, such as proteome chips, ChIP-chip (-Seq) and RNA-Seq.


Dr.Titus Brown

DATE: March 4 2014

Titus brown photoDr. C. Titus Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He earned his PhD ('06) in developmental molecular biology from the California Institute of Technology. Brown is director of the Laboratory of Genomics, Evolution, and Development (GED) at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Python Software Foundation and an active contributor to the open source software community. His research interests include computational biology, bioinformatics, open source software development, and software engineering.  He gave two open lectures: "The opportunities and challenges of next-generation sequencing." and  "The challenges ahead for biology: how do we craft a sustainable future for bioinformatics?" both which were very well recieved by the community here at OSU.


Dr.Mario Caccamo

DATE:June 19 2014

Mario caccamo photoDr. Caccamo is the Director of the  Genome Analysis Center's (TGAC’s).Dr. Caccamo has over 15 years experience on algorithms research. He received his doctoral degree in computer science from BRICS at the University of Aarhus (Denmark).The breadth of his experience includes his work at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, contributing bioinformatics solutions to facilitate genome projects for the model organism zebrafish and pig. He also worked at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in the development of the European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA).Since joining TGAC Dr. Caccamo has taken a leading role in the UK work on the wheat and barley genome projects and contributed on new algorithmic approaches to deal with large biological data sets.