Fri April 5: Computational Evolutionary Biology, CS Colloquium

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: E&CS Auditorium, First Floor

Title: Computational Adventures in Evolutionary Biology

Speaker: Eric Jakobsson, Director, National Center for Biomimetic Nanoconductors, Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Brief Abstract: Analysis of patterns in genetic sequences of present day organisms illuminates evolutionary history of their ancestors. Our work reveals multiple dimensions of molecular evolution in addition to descent. Computational evolutionary biology can contribute to understanding the molecular basis of behavior and intelligence as well as to the development of new modes of disease therapy.

Detailed Abstract: http://webspace.cs.odu.edu/~ibl/public/colloquium/spr13/jakobsson.txt

Posted By: Irwin Levinstein
Date: Mon Apr 01 09:07:49 EDT 2013