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... in ways that modulate nearby gene expression They are also associated with a range of medical conditions Announcement Department of Systems Biology Opens New Biotechnology Development Hub The new space will promote the design of new experimental methods for studying biological systems and enable an expansion of the Columbia Genome Center s next generation sequencing capabilities Awards and Grants Andrea Califano Named NCI Outstanding Investigator The seven year grant will support the development of systematic approaches for identifying the molecular factors that lead to cancer progression and to the emergence of drug resistance at the single cell level Education Columbia Launches Undergraduate Synthetic Biology Team For this year s International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation iGEM competition the team used synthetic biology methods to engineer edible probiotic bacteria that could regulate hunger and digestion Announcement Faculty Members Join Department of Systems Biology and C2B2 Kam Leong Biomedical Engineering has joined the Department as an interdisciplinary faculty member while Yaniv Erlich Computer Science and Guy Sella Biological Sciences bring new expertise to C2B2 Education Graduate Course Focuses on Foundations of Deep Sequencing The new team taught course provides an understanding of both the experimental principles of next generation sequencing technologies and key statistical methods for analyzing the data they produce Upcoming Events Department of Systems Biology Announces 2015 2016 Seminar Series This year s visiting speakers series will include Anshul Kundaje Nevan Krogan Sarah Tishkoff Jef Boeke and others Click on the link above for the complete schedule and mark your calendars Research News Promising New Targets for Treating HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Systems biology approaches have identified a signaling pathway responsible for a subtype of aggressive breast cancer as well as FDA approved drugs capable of targeting it A clinical trial is now underway to test the findings Awards and Grants Saeed Tavazoie Wins Transformative Research Award With the support of the NIH s High Risk High Reward Research program Tavazoie will develop a new technology combining experimental and computational methods to map all pairwise molecular interactions in the cell In the Press Kyle Allison Featured in NIH Director s Blog A post authored by NIH Director Francis Collins highlights Dr Allison s ongoing efforts to isolate and study persistent bacteria which in the clinic can often instigate dangerous chronic infections that are difficult to eliminate Education Putting Blended Learning to the Test Electronic media offer valuable tools for learning but what is the best way to integrate such technologies within the traditional university setting Brent and Melissa Stockwell recently conducted an innovative formal trial to find out Awards and Grants Oliver Hobert Named Javits Neuroscience Investigator This prestigious grant supports investigators who have demonstrated exceptional achievement throughout their careers It will enable the Hobert Lab to investigate sex based differences in the regulation of neuronal identity Events and Seminars More Events January 20 2016 3 00pm Nevan Krogan University of California San Francisco More information February 24 2016 3 00pm Michael Katze University of Washington More information March 2 2016...

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