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Department of Systems Biology Opens New Biotechnology Development Hub
The new space will promote the design of new experimental methods for studying biological systems, and enable an expansion of the Columbia Genome Center's next-generation sequencing capabilities.
Awards and Grants
Andrea Califano Named NCI Outstanding Investigator
The seven-year grant will support the development of systematic approaches for identifying the molecular factors that lead to cancer progression and to the emergence of drug resistance at the single-cell level.
Columbia Launches Undergraduate Synthetic Biology Team
For this year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation (iGEM) competition, the team used synthetic biology methods to engineer edible probiotic bacteria that could regulate hunger and digestion.
Faculty Members Join Department of Systems Biology and C2B2
Kam Leong (Biomedical Engineering) has joined the Department as an interdisciplinary faculty member, while Yaniv Erlich (Computer Science) and Guy Sella (Biological Sciences) bring new expertise to C2B2.
Graduate Course Focuses on Foundations of Deep Sequencing
The new team-taught course provides an understanding of both the experimental principles of next-generation sequencing technologies and key statistical methods for analyzing the data they produce.
Upcoming Events
Department of Systems Biology Announces 2015-2016 Seminar Series
This year's visiting speakers series will include Anshul Kundaje, Nevan Krogan, Sarah Tishkoff, Jef Boeke, and others. Click on the link above for the complete schedule, and mark your calendars!
Research News
Promising New Targets for Treating HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
Systems biology approaches have identified a signaling pathway responsible for a subtype of aggressive breast cancer, as well as FDA-approved drugs capable of targeting it. A clinical trial is now underway to test the findings.
Awards and Grants
Saeed Tavazoie Wins Transformative Research Award
With the support of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, Tavazoie will develop a new technology combining experimental and computational methods to map all pairwise molecular interactions in the cell.
In the Press
Kyle Allison Featured in NIH Director’s Blog
A post authored by NIH Director Francis Collins highlights Dr. Allison’s ongoing efforts to isolate and study "persistent" bacteria, which in the clinic can often instigate dangerous, chronic infections that are difficult to eliminate.
Putting Blended Learning to the Test
Electronic media offer valuable tools for learning, but what is the best way to integrate such technologies within the traditional university setting? Brent and Melissa Stockwell recently conducted an innovative, formal trial to find out.
Awards and Grants
Oliver Hobert Named Javits Neuroscience Investigator
This prestigious grant supports investigators who have demonstrated exceptional achievement throughout their careers. It will enable the Hobert Lab to investigate sex-based differences in the regulation of neuronal identity.
RNA-Seq "Boot Camp" Resources Now Available
In June 2015, a five-part lecture series organized by the Department of Systems Biology covered new applications of RNA-Seq and methods for more effective data analysis. Click the link for lecture notes and other related information.