*Please note that most of the seminar series below have been paused due to current social distancing and remote work constraints. The Special Topics in Bioinformatics seminar series will resume virtually in Winter/Spring 2021.   

Grand Rounds in Artificial Intelligence

Grand Rounds in Artificial Intelligence is part of a greater initiative to strengthen research and education in Artificial Intelligence at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Bioinformatics, the MAIA (Medical Artificial Intelligence and Automation) Lab, and the Quantitative Biology Research Center. The term Grand Rounds is borrowed from our colleagues in the clinical arena, who host grand rounds for continued education in the clinical arena. Accordingly, this series, with discussions around the potential and risks of AI in biomedical data analysis, will benefit both basic scientists and clinicians.  

Computational and Systems Biology Series

The Computational and Systems Biology (CSB) seminar series is offered in conjunction with the Graduate School CSB specialty curriculum track. The series highlights leading computational and systems biologists, reporting some of the newest trends in these areas. A meet-the-speaker lunch is offered following the seminar, which provides postdocs and graduate students an opportunity to interact with the speaker and the computational community of UT Southwestern.

Journal Clubs

Journal Clubs meet in the Bioinformatics Conference Room, E4.380A. Enter from the southwest side of Library Plaza by koi pond and take elevator to 4th floor. There is no access to the Bioinformatics Department from the northeast side of the building near Faculty Club. 

Machine Learning & Statistics 2nd Tuesdays 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Single Cell Genomics Working Group 4th Mondays 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Faculty Recruitment Seminars

The Department of Bioinformatics recruits faculty in foundational and translational areas of bioinformatics for positions at Assistant, Associate, or full Professor rank. In a departure from the traditional recruitment model, "Integrator" faculty are co-recruited with other basic science and clinical departments and complemented by "Innovator" faculty who focus on fundamental problems in computer science and applied mathematics. Despite topical diversity of research interests, the Department is expanding as a unit with synergy among the faculty and with other departments.

Special Topics in Bioinformatics

Our research collaborators from across the country and abroad are invited to share their work with the UTSW community during campus visits. These seminars are offered periodically throughout the year.

BioHPC and BICF Training Series

The BioHPC infrastructure and Bioinformatics Core Facility (BICF) offer regularly scheduled educational opportunities. The BioHPC Training Series occurs weekly and covers specialized/advanced computing and basic HPC/general computing topics, BioHPC user showcases, and required new user training for the BioHPC. The BICF offers nanocourses that run for two days, eight hours per day, combining didactic lectures on topical content with hands-on workshop sessions facilitated by experienced bioinformatics faculty, industry experts and BICF personnel.