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).
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.
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.
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
The Graduate College will be offering four, one-hour workshops that will allow you to develop your Career Plan. They will be introducing the Cyclone Strategy.
This strategy gives you 4 steps that will help you develop an active career plan by self-assessment, building a network, participating in information interviews, and developing SMART goals. Ideally you should attend all four workshops, but we understand if this is not possible. Please attend when/where you can.