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January 31, 2020 - 10:30am

Machine-learned Molecular Models for a Bottom-up Systems Biology

Speaker
Mohammed AlQuraishi, PhD
Harvard
Location
The Florence Irving Auditorium×

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Irving Cancer Research Center
1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
Room 116
New York, NY 10032

Mohammed AlQuraishi, PhD

Mohammed AlQuraishi, PhD, a fellow in Therapeutic Science at Harvard Medical School, will deliver the talk, "Machine-learned Molecular Models for a Bottom-up Systems Biology," as part of the seminar series hosted by the Program for Mathematical Genomics

The advent of a new modeling paradigm known as ‘differentiable programming’ makes possible bespoke machine-learned models of biological phenomena that are partly learned from data and partly informed by human-derived biophysical knowledge. In this talk, Dr. AlQuraishi will describe three instantiations of this approach for predicting protein structure, protein-protein interactions, and protein function. Using these models, he and his collaborators have begun to uncover a combinatorial grammar underlying signal transducing proteins in metazoa. This grammar describes how modular protein interaction domains and their cognate binding sites combine to form units of functional logic that are widely reused throughout signaling networks. Dr. AlQuraishi will also describe how machine-learned models enable us to predict the effects of disease-causing mutations on the wiring of these signaling networks in human cancers. Looking ahead, he will conclude by considering the short and long-term prospects of integrating molecular models in a bottom-up fashion to assemble increasingly more accurate representations of biological systems that facilitate a principled and mechanistic approach to systems biology and precision medicine 

 

Event Series Name

Program for Mathematical Genomics Seminar Series
Host(s):
Dr. Raul Rabadan

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