Bioinformatics Project Roundtable to be held Friday

Bioinformatics Project Roundtable to be held Friday

A team from the Graduate Programs in Software, IT and IS (GPS) department, including a GPS student, traveled last summer to Estonia to begin collaborative work in bioinformatics with a group of researchers from the University of Tartu.

Three collaborators from Estonia will come to St. Thomas later this fall to continue the collaboration for several weeks. The visit exchanges will be repeated next year and is expected to form a team that will continue the research and will eventually obtain funding from additional sources. The project is funded by The National Academies of Science.

A bioinformatics project roundtable will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Room 313, O'Shaughnessy Science Hall.

Dr. Cristian Domnisoru will be the speaker. Domnisoru is associate professor in the Graduate Programs in Software, IT and IS at St. Thomas. He was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher in 1998, a NATO Visiting Scientist 1999-2000, and a research associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maine in Orono (2001-2003). During this time his main activity was conducting research in developing software and algorithms for DNA base calling. He has written numerous technical publications in the area of DNA base-calling and presented many papers at IASTED Modeling and Simulation Conferences.

To register for the roundtable, send an e-mail with a daytime phone number to Christy Hedman or call (651) 962-5504. Please indicate if you would like a box lunch (available upon request for $5).