Computational Aspects of Biological Information 2010

Computational Aspects of Biological Information 2010


cabiflyerimageComputational Aspects of Biological Information (C.A.B.I. 2010) is a one day workshop on challenges in computational biology. C.A.B.I. 2010 will be held at Microsoft Research New England on December 9, 2010 and will bring together experts in the Boston/Cambridge area to discuss computational and modeling challenges in biology with a focus on systems biology, phylogeny and neuroscience. The workshop is open to everyone and registration is free of charge.


  • Edo Airoldi (Harvard University)
  • Christian Borgs (MSR New England)
  • Jennifer Chayes (MSR New England)
  • Debora Marks (MSR New England & Harvard University)
  • Oznur Tastan (MSR New England)
  • Riccardo Zecchina (MSR New England & Politecnico di Torino)

Workshop Program & Speakers

Workshop Program & Speakers

The program and the speaker abstracts can be downloaded here.

08:00-08:55 Breakfast
08:55-09:00 Opening Remarks
09:00-09:40 The Future of Connectomics

Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University

09:45-10:25 It’s about Time: Rewiring in Regulatory Circuits

Aviv Regev, The Broad Institute

10:25-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:25 All about Interactions

Jun Liu, Harvard University

11:30-12:00 Protein Synthesis Errors in Budding Yeast

Allan D Drummond, Harvard University

12:05-12:35 A Mathematical Framework to Determine the Temporal Sequence of Somatic Genetic Events in Cancer

Franziska Michor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

12:35-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 Metabolic Interactions in Microbial Ecosystems

Daniel Segre’, Boston University

14:05-14:35 Genomic Signatures for Interpreting Disease Variants

Manolis Kellis, MIT

14:40-15:10 Computation in Biophysically-Plausible Neural Circuits

Gabriel Kreiman, Harvard University

15:10-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:10 Linear Algebra and Darwin’s Finches

Micheal Brenner, Harvard University

16:15-16:55 Estimating Ultra-Large Phylogenies and Alignments

Tandy Warnow, University of Texas and Microsoft Research New England

17:00-17:30 Systems-level Analysis of Regulation and Signaling Dynamics

Edo Airoldi, Harvard University

17:30 Closing Remarks