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NIMBioS Seminar Series

In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served in Room 206 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.

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This seminar has been canceled.
Time/Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 3:30 p.m.*
Location: Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Speaker: Dr. Zhirong Bao, Developmental Biology, Sloan Kettering Institute
Topic: The making of a worm: Every gene, every cell, every minute
Abstract: The nematode C. elegans, a.k.a the worm, is a major model organism for biomedical research. Its size and transparency make in toto imaging a powerful approach to tackle its biology and achieve synergy with genetics and systems biology. We study C. elegans embryogenesis by combining these approaches. I will discuss our efforts on the following fronts: (1) optical microscopy for long-term live imaging through embryogenesis at single-cell resolution; (2) image analysis for automated cell lineage tracing; (3) genome-wide analysis of the phenotypic landscape and mechanistic models of development; and (4) construction of an interactive 4D atlas of neural development for the entire nervous system.

*Join us for refreshments at 3:15 p.m. in Room 205.

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