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Sex May Not Have Evolved Without Changes in Immune System
Sexual reproduction may have never become possible if organisms hadn’t evolved a way to restrain the immune system during fertilization, according to a new study from the lab of Sagi Shapira, PhD, assistant Professor of Systems Biology.
Awards and Grants
Erin Bush Receives CP&S Officer of Research Award
A staff associate in the Department of Systems Biology and Columbia Genome Center, Erin helped develop a low cost, high throughout RNA-sequencing technology that allows researchers to screen drugs for genetic effects.
Awards and Grants
Harris Wang Named Recipient of Presidential Early Career Award
The PECASE is considered the United States’ highest award for early career scientists and engineers, recognizing exceptional innovation and leadership at the frontiers of knowledge and technology development.
Awards and Grants
Columbia Scientists Receive Grant to Integrate Clinical and Molecular Data
Medical doctors and basic scientists tend to speak about human health in different languages. A project called DeepLink aims to provide a way to translate knowledge across multiple scales.
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Cancer Oncotecture: A Universal Model of Tumor Survival
A Perspective article in Nature Reviews Cancer argues that targeting the proteins that direct a cancer cell’s behavior instead of the genetic alterations that initially turn it malignant could offer an effective way to classify and treat disease.
A Grand Challenge for Genome Engineering: GP-write
In June 2016 an international consortium announced an ambitious proposal to develop new technologies for synthesizing large genomes. Virginia Cornish and Harris Wang discuss what the effort hopes to achieve.
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Database of Protein-Protein Interactions Opens New Possibilities for Systems Biology
PrePPI uses protein structural data to predict the likelihood that any two proteins interact. Its unprecedented scope is enabling the Honig Lab to ask new kinds of biological questions.
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DAMAGES: A Method for Predicting Rare Disease Risk Genes
Looking for distinctive gene expression patterns in different brain cell types offers a more efficient way to search for genetic alterations implicated in autism and reveals a molecular signature of the disorder.
Columbia Systems Biology Launches Master's Course with School of Professional Studies
The course is designed for anyone interested in understanding how systems biology is helping to address today’s grand challenges in biomedical research.
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Automated, Single Cell RNA-Seq Enables Research on Tumor Ecology
A new technology developed in the Sims Lab makes it easier to explore functional diversity among cancer cells, and is playing a key role in several Department research projects.
Upcoming Events
2016-2017 Seminar Series Announced
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events! Invited speakers will discuss a range of topics topics in computational biology, epigenomics, evolutionary biology, gene regulation, cancer systems biology, and developmental biology, among others.
A Jack of All Trades: An Interview with Kam Leong
The biomedical engineer explains how nanotechnologies he has developed could support systems biology research and why interdisciplinary collaboration is so important to science and engineering today.