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.
The BCBGSO will be hosting our 3rd annual BCB Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017.
The symposium will feature several speakers, a poster session highlighting graduate and undergraduate student research, and will also include time for speakers to interact with students. In addition to sharing their research, speakers are invited to discuss their journey to their current position and offer advice to current students who would like to pursue a career in academia.
At this time, confirmed speakers include:
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.
AAAS honors six Iowa State researchers for distinguished work advancing science - Two are BCB faculty members...
AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is recognizing six Iowa State University researchers for their contributions to statistics, bioinformatics, plant biology, crop improvement, astrophysics and plant pathology.
Congratulations to Sweta Roy-Carson who won the university-wide 3MT, Three Minute Thesis competition sponsored by the Graduate College.
You can view all of the presentations by the 30 students who were chosen to participate in this event, from among about 100 entries, at this web location:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23mJq0L2De8&feature=youtu.be Sweta’s presentation takes place at about 1 hour and 2 minutes…
Dan Nettleton has been named director of the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics at Iowa State University. Nettleton will lead the L.H. Baker Center’s work in developing and applying statistical methods for addressing challenges in biological sciences research.
Fellowship/Assistantship available for
Spring, 2017 admission to
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) at Iowa State University
Funding to recruit new doctoral students to interdepartmental majors at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames for Spring 2017 has been announced. BCB applicants must submit the on-line application and supporting materials through the ISU Admissions Office by October 20, 2016 to compete for the award. Successful applicants will be notified by November 11, 2016.
AMES, Iowa – David Grewell, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Paul Plummer, associate professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine; and Nicole Valenzuela, associate professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology,
Iowa State cyber-security playground named finalist for R&D 100 Award
Posted Aug 30, 2016 11:45 am
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University engineers call it ISERink because their complex software (60 pages of installation instructions!) is designed to be just like an ice rink.
A sheet of ice can support all kinds of games – from hockey to figure skating to speed skating to just skating around for the fun of it.
Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series -- How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships
A virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Here is a pdf from this presentation: howtoapplyforfederalfellowships.pdf
During the presentation, the panelists, who represent several different agencies, shared tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships.
By Mike Krapfl, News Service
The third round of funding from a presidential initiative will build four research teams that will use big data to benefit human and animal health, improve cities and build new tools for researchers.
A new, exciting series of events called Knowledge on Tap is beginning Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at Torrent Brewing Company in Ames.
This is a monthly gathering that features an informal, non-jargon 30-minute presentation by a scientist on engaging science topics. After the presentation the floor is opened for questions, letting the audience join the conversation. The result – dynamic, engaging community gathering where people can learn something new while meeting new people!
The Graduate College will hold its first
Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition
2 – 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – 1213 Hoover Hall
Offered Fall 2016 - 2 credits
The basics of protein computations, protein mechanisms, and computations to infer mechanisms.
Course includes a project to help you learn about the mechanism of a protein of interest to you
Course meeting hours and location:
Tuesday, Thursday at 12:10; 1 hour; Carver 0128;
Purpose of Math/ComS/CprE 424 & 525: The purpose of 424 and 525 is to train students to be able to effectively use on-campus High Performance Computing (HPC) machines. Students without Fortran or C programming experience should take 424 and then 525. Students with Fortran or C programming experience should take only 525.
1. Introduction to High Performance Computing: Math/ComS/CprE 424, 3 credit. Offered fall semesters.
By Mike Krapfl, News Service
With the support of a new grant, mechanical engineering professor Eliot Winer will use his expertise in virtual and augmented reality to develop training tools for manufacturers. Photo by Christopher Gannon.
Iowa State attracted a record $425.8 million of external funding in the 2016 fiscal year that ended June 30.
The poster Evolutionary Origin of Orphan Genes by Zebulon Arendsee (BCB/GDCB/CMB), Andrew Wilkey (ISU undergrad in BCBio), Priyanka Bhandary (BCB/GDCB/CMB), and Eve Sykin Wurtele (BCB/GDCB/CMB), was awarded an F1000 Poster Award at the 2016 conference of the International Society for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (ISCB) in Orlando, Florida.
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.
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.
The second round of awards in the Presidential Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research will help build four big data research teams and launch major projects in digital agriculture and intelligent text analysis.