As a highly interdisciplinary Center, the CBCB co-sponsors and organizes seminars covering the spectrum of the field including: Bioinformatics, Mathematical Biology, Computational Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Neurosciences, Genetics and Biomedical Engineering.  These seminars provide an opportunity for the Center's membership to expand their knowledge and help round out their expertise in this highly diverse field of research. This page will serve as a central point for students and faculty to identify seminar series, and individual seminars of interest to the CBCB membership.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or know of a seminar that should be posted here, please email Prof. Yi Xing ( or Prof. Tom Casavant (


Upcoming Seminars and Series:

  • Fall Bioinformatics Series (accepting speaker nominations - email
  • Summer Bioinformatics Retreat (contact
  • Fall Joint UI-ISU Bioinformatics Symposium (contact
  • 2011-2012 Biosciences Seminar Series

Recent Seminars (see also - Informatics Seminars in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology):

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Tom Casavant

Professor/Director: UI Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB)

Bioinformatics at Iowa: Research and Training
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Jianzhi Zhang

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Center for Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics Program, University of Michigan

The Benefits and Evolution of Codon Usage Bias
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Volker Brendel

Professor of Bioinformatics, Iowa State University, Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
and Department of Statistics

Models and evaluation of intron evolution in eukaryotic gene structure
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Xianghong Jasmine Zhou

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences - Molecular & Computational Biology Section
University of Southern California

Integrative Analysis of Heterogeneous Genomic Data
Tue, 04/05/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Han Liang

Assistant Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Division of Quantitative Sciences
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

BM-Map: Bayesian Mapping of Multireads for Next-Generation Sequencing Data
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Xiaole Shirley Liu

Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health

Computational Genomics of Gene Regulation
Tue, 04/26/2011 - 11:00am 2117 MERF Nicholas Ingolia

Staff Member, Carnegie Institution Dept. of Embryology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Genome-wide Profiling of Translation Initiation and Protein Synthesis