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June 9, 2016

Programmable DNA Nanosystem for Molecular Interrogation published in Nature

Divita Mathur, recent BCB graduate, and her mentor, Eric Henderson, had their paper accepted and published very recently in Nature.  Congratulations !!  Eric is a BCB faculty member in the Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Department. 

May 18, 2016

While one adventure ends by graduating from Iowa State University, another begins as the Iowa State Economic Development and Industry Relations (EDIR) team prepares to launch a new avenue for students, faculty, and staff to create businesses with the StartUp Factory: a 52-week intensive program that will be housed at ISU Research Park (ISURP).

May 3, 2016

Xin Yin presented his BCB Dissertation Seminar on April 29.  His mentors are Karin Dorman, Statistics and Greg Phillips, VMPM.  The title of his dissertation is Probabilistic methods for quality improvement in high-throughput sequencing data.

March 28, 2016

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Student Organization (BCBGSO) hosted their Second Annual BCB Symposium, “Current Topics in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology” on March 25 at Reiman Gardens. 

About 80 faculty and students attended the day-long symposium which featured several speakers, a poster session and 3-minute speeches highlighting graduate student research projects, and a presentation on professional networking.  At the luncheon, students had time to interact with the speakers. 

March 10, 2016

Divita Mathur will present for her dissertation defense on March 21 at 9 a.m. in 1062 Carver Co-Lab.  Please feel free to attend.  Her mentors are Eric Henderson in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and Jack Lutz, Computer Science Department.  The title and abstract of her dissertation are below.

Title: Dynamic self-assembling DNA nanosystems: Design and engineering

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