Conference Presentation by Scott Nixon, PhD Student

Scott Nixon, an Informatics PhD student, attended the conference for International Plant & Animal Genome XXII in San Diego, CA from January 11-15, 2014. There he presented “Modifications in the gene expression of microglia following peripheral mycobacterium challenge“, as well as being co-author on a second presentation entitled “Characterization of the microglia transcriptome in IDO1 knockout and wild-type mice“. This was the first presentation on Scott’s doctoral research involving transcriptomic analysis & functional clustering to explore the biological responses connecting inflammatory events to depression.

New Publication by Arshan Nasir, PhD Student

Arshan Nasir, an Informatics PhD Student,  has published a new article titled “Global Patterns of Protein Domain Gain and Loss in Superkingdoms” in PLOS Computational Biology. This is Arshan’s first publication from his PhD Research.  He is currently spending the Spring 2014 semester conducting research at the Universitié Paris-Sud, Institute Génétique et Microbiolgie as a recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship.

Grad Student Spotlight: Kyungho Lee

The work of Kyungho Lee, a graduate student in Informatics, was one of five artists featured during the art show at VizWeek 2012, held in last October in Seattle. VizWeek is the premier forum for computer scientists working in scientific and information visualization. Lee's work deals with the compression and data loss caused by our digital world.  More

Two New Publications by PhD Student Khuram Shahzad

Khuram Shahzad, a current PhD student in the Illinois Informatics Institute, has recently published two new research articles. Bioinformatics and Gene Network Analysis of the Swine Mammary Gland Transcriptome during Late Gestation was published in the July 2013 issue of Bioinformatics and Biology Insights and can be accessed online here.  Shahzad's second article titled Insight from βC1 protein model for implication in cotton leaf curl disease was published in the journal Bioinformation and is also available online.

 

PhD student Arshan Nasir wins award

 

Informatics PhD candidate Arshan Nasir and his advisor Professor Gustavo Caetano-Anolles, professor of crop sciences, and their collaborator Kyung Mo Kim of the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology were rewarded for their publication of their article Giant viruses coexisted with the cellular ancestors and represent a distinct supergroup along with superkingdoms Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya” from BioMed Central.  The article is available online at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/12/156/abstract.  The award will be presented later this month in Boston.

Atlas.ti 7 data analysis program available on campus

 

ATLAS is excited to announce that we now have Atlas.ti 7 available on all of the computers in our lab located at Lincoln Hall 2043. Atlas.ti is a qualitative data analysis program designed to help researchers manage and analyze non-numerical data such as text, video, audio and graphics in a meaningful and systematic way. Students and faculty engaged in qualitative or mixed-methods research are invited to use the lab or request a consultation at:

http://www.atlas.illinois.edu/services/stats/consulting/