Fostering community building and networking


The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics hosts a variety of community events to support researchers using computational approaches to study biological problems. Read the summaries below and click on their respective links for more information.

Open Coding Hour

Stay tuned for coding hour details for Fall 2017 semester.

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Byte Club

This club has monthly meetings to bring UT's bioinformatics group together to resolve common bioinformatics issues.

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CRBS Newsletter

A PDF document of the latest newsletter is available. The newsletter highlights activities of the Center for Biomedical Research Support in Spring 2017.

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BioITeam

The BioITeam is a consortium of bio-computing scientists at UT-Austin comprised of scientists from multiple centers and departments.

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BEACON

The CCBB is the administrative home of the UT Austin section of the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action.

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Byte Club

This club is intended to bring the UT Bioinformatics community together to share tricks and tips, and to help resolve bioinformatics issues we may all face. The monthly meetings include a short talk followed by general discussion about new tools, pipelines, publications etc. Some of the meetings also include brief how-to tutorials.

ByteClub meets the third Wednesday of each month during the fall 2017 semester, in FNT 1.104, from 12-1 p.m. The dates for this semester's Byte Club are: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20

We are looking for volunteers to speak at upcoming club meetings. So, email Dhivya Arasappan if you're interested.

BioITeam

The BioITeam (short for bioinformatics team) serves as a consortium of bio-computing scientists at the University of Texas at Austin.

The consortium is comprised of scientists from the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology, Genomic Sequencing and Analysis Facility, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.

The BioITeam maintains a wiki here with many useful tools.

BEACON

The CCBB is the administrative home of the UT Austin part of the the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, an NSF Science and Technology Center founded with the mission of illuminating and harnessing the power of evolution in action to advance science and technology and benefit society. Research at BEACON focuses on biological evolution, digital evolution, and evolutionary applications in engineering, uniting biologists who study natural evolutionary processes with computer scientists and engineers who are harnessing these processes to solve real-world problems. BEACON is headquartered at Michigan State University, with partner institutions at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Washington, North Carolina A&T State University, and the University of Idaho.

Please contact Professor Risto Miikkulainen for more information.

Open Coding Hour

The Fall 2017 semester, the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) will again be offering Open Coding Hour. Open Coding Hour is an open, collaborative opportunity to work on computational research, projects, or assignments along with other bioinformatics students. It's also a great space to ask questions or get help/feedback on any bioinformatics hurdles you encounter in the process. Stay tuned for details.


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