Five-Year, $10 Million Research Effort Sponsored by National Institutes of Health Carnegie Mellon University will direct a new multi-institution research center funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop a better understanding of the three-dimensional structure of cell nuclei and how changes in that structure affect cell functions in health and disease. Jian Ma, […]
AMD has donated access to high-end computing to two Computational Biology Department faculty members, Christopher Langmead and Min Xu, to assist them in research projects regarding COVID-19. Langmead, an associate professor, is modeling the evolutionary landscape of coronavirus proteins, which will enable the design of a vaccine capable of protecting against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that […]
HuBMAP Inaugural Data Release Puts Detailed Anatomical Data about Seven Human Organs at the Service of Scientists, Public
For more information: Ken Chiacchia Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 412-268-5869 firstname.lastname@example.org HuBMAP (the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) has released its inaugural data for use by the scientific community and the general public. Included in this release are detailed, 3D anatomical data and genetic sequences of healthy tissues from seven organ types, at the level of individual […]
Christopher Langmead releases a free, online course covering topics relevant to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
In addition to the appointment of Russell Schwartz as our new department head and the award of the new COVID-19 grant to Ziv Bar-Joseph, some other exciting events have happened recently in the Computational Biology Department: Phillip Compeau has been promoted to Associate Teaching Professor. Min Xu has been appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor […]
Proposals Among 26 Awards From C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute PITTSBURGH Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science who have proposed using artificial intelligence to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic are among the first recipients of funding from the newly created C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI). Ziv Bar-Joseph, FORE Systems Professor in the Computational […]
PITTSBURGH— Martial Hebert, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, has named Russell Schwartz the new head of the Computational Biology Department, effective July 1. Schwartz, a professor in both the Computational Biology Department (CBD) and the Department of Biological Sciences, will succeed Robert F. Murphy, who founded CBD and is stepping down […]
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Byron Spice Thursday, April 9, 2020 Jian Ma, an associate professor in the Computational Biology Department, is one of 175 scientists, writers, artists and other scholars awarded 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The latest class of fellows was selected from almost 3,000 applicants based on their prior achievement and exceptional promise, the foundation said. […]
Assistant Research Professor Min Xu recently received notice that he has been awarded an NSF grant for developing novel computational methods to significantly reduce the amount of annotations required for supervised deep learning based cryo-electron tomography analysis. Cells are basic structural and functional units of all known living organisms. Understanding the structures of large individual […]