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February 26, 2017

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate program welcomed 8 visitors to the Iowa State University campus to meet faculty and students and to learn about what this PhD program offers.  Thirty BCB faculty members met with the visitors during the March 2-4 event.  Current BCB students hosted the visitors at a March 2 dinner, a March 3 luncheon and a March 4 breakfast to give them a thorough overview of what they can expect if offered admission to the program.

We were happy to welcome these students to campus for this visit.  Thanks for joining us !

February 16, 2017

New Book has been published

Protein Actions, Principles and Modeling, a book by Ivet Bahar, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Robert L Jernigan, Iowa State University and Ken A. Dill, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, Sony Brook University has just been published by Garland Science.  Ken, Ivet and Bob are pictured below at the recent Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans where it appeared.  Jernigan is a BCB faculty member in the BBMB Department at Iowa State.

January 11, 2017

AMES, Iowa – The Confocal and Multiphoton Facility, Image Analysis Facility, Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility, and the Roy J. Carver Laboratory for Ultrahigh Resolution Biological Microscopy (part of the Institute for Combinatorial Discovery) are merging into a new Roy J. Carver High Resolution Microscopy Facility (HRMF). Margie Carter, Tracey Stewart, and Curtis Mosher will manage the HRMF, to be administered by the Office of Biotechnology.

December 20, 2016

The BCBGSO will be hosting our 3rd annual BCB Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Reiman Gardens.

Register here by March 30th to attend and March 26th to present: https://goo.gl/forms/00tqZh1vPCxJvJjg1

December 14, 2016

ISU scientist receives NSF grant to study origins and functions of orphan genes in corn and other crops

by Fred Love, ISU News Service

AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University scientist is leading an effort funded by a National Science Foundation grant to identify the origins and functions of “orphan genes” in the genomes of corn and other crops.


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