This fall Mingfu Shao, a Lane Fellow in the Computational Biology Department at Carnegie Mellon University, will join Pennsylvania State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He will be co-hired by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, facilitating his interdisciplinary...
CBD excels again in accepted ISMB papers
April 11, 2018
We are very pleased that six papers by members of the Computational Biology Department (CBD) have been accepted for presentation at ISMB 2018, one of the most selective computational biology conferences. ISMB 2018 accepted 65 papers out of a total of 331 submissions. This year’s results continue Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in accepted papers at...
Young CMU students succeed in prestigious conference papers
April 10, 2018
Two first year students in our Computational Biology Ph.D. program and one recent graduate of the M.S. in Computational Biology program have had papers accepted for ISMB 2018, a top conference in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
Xiangrui Zeng’s paper, titled “An integration of fast alignment and maximum-likelihood methods for electron subtomogram averaging and classification, proposes...
Kingsford Group has 2 ISMB 2018 Papers Accepted
April 3, 2018
Multiple members of Carl Kingsford's group have had their papers accepted to ISMB 2018.
Computational Biology Career Directory Launched
March 20, 2018
Members of the Computational Biology Department have developed a directory that can be used to search for companies and organizations that provide internships and full-time opportunities to students in computational biology.
Kingsford & Lee publish paper with new method for HLA typing
March 1, 2018
Associate Professor Carl Kingsford & Lane Fellow Heewook Lee have published a paper in Genome Biology. The paper discusses the importance of accurate typing of human leukocyte antigen (HLA). HLA genes play important roles in immune responses and disease genesis. Previously available computational methods are database-matching approaches and their outputs are inherently limited by...
Andreas Pfenning Receives Sloan Research Fellowship
February 15, 2018
Andreas Pfenning, an assistant professor of Computational Biology, develops computational and experimental genomic techniques to study how genetic differences influence complex traits, with a focus on the brain. He applies these techniques across species to study how the genome evolved for speech and language production. His group also studies the...
Lane Fellow DeBlasio Publishes Book
February 5, 2018
Dan DeBlasio, along with his PhD advisor John Kececioglu,
recently published a book titled "Parameter Advising for Multiple Sequence
Alignment", which details a method to select input-specific parameter
choices for the fundamental problem of multiple sequence alignment.
Latest update of MUMmer written by CBD Project Scientist
January 31, 2018
Aligning DNA sequences has been and remains one of the fundamental tool in computational biology. It is widely used to compare genomes, to find SNPs and genome variations, and as a step in many other bioinformatics pipelines.
MUMmer, a widely used alignment package in genomics, was originally published in 1999 when the number and the size of...