9. November, 2015
NORBIS is very excited to present a mini seminar on multiple sequence alignment here in Bergen on Friday November 20th. The lectures will be given by Professors Des Higgins and Cedric Notredame, two of the most prominent scientists in this field. Both Cedric Notredame and Des Higgins are teaching at the NORBIS course ‘An introduction to sequence comparison and database search’, which takes place November 16th-20th, and will end off the course by giving two public seminars Friday afternoon.
Time and place: Friday 20th November 2015, 13:15 – 15:00, Auditorium TM51, VilVite
13:15 – 14:00: “Grabbing High Hanging Fruits From the Tree Of Life” by Cedric Notredame
14:15 – 15:00: “How to make and test really really big multiple protein sequence alignments” by Des Higgins
Professor Cedric Notredame is a group leader at the Center for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona in Spain. The Notredame group focuses on the development of novel algorithms for the comparison of multiple biological sequences, and has produced a number of methods and tools within this area, including the programs T-Coffee and SAGA. Cedric Notredame has also co-authored the book Bioinformatics for Dummies.
Professor Des (Desmond) Higgins has a full professorship at the Conway Institute at the University College Dublin in Ireland. Des Higgins is probably most well known for the Clustal series of programs for multiple sequence alignment. One of the Clustal papers is on the top-10 list the most highly cited papers of all times. His research also includes multivariate analysis of omics data. Des Higgins was selected a fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology in 2015.
All are welcome! We will serve coffee and a snack during the break.