Talks: Bioinformatics + Biotech in high impact strategic industries: My talk at Yeditepe University
Biotechnology has changed a lot in the last 10 years, and it will probably keep changing. The same applies for all science and technology. Experiments that used to be expensive and slow, are today cheap and fast. Producing and analyzing huge volumes of data is easy and inexpensive today. Everybody can build new instruments, or cheaper versions of the standard instruments at home, and even do synthetic biology in any lab. How will you succeed in this brave new world?
Talks: Gebze Technical University
Today I had the opportuity to present my work on building putative transcriptional regulatory networs at Gebze Technical University. Dr. Pınar Pir invited me to give a seminar on the course coordinated by Dr. Saliha Durmuş Tekir. It was well received, in particular when I spoke about “why biologist should learn math”.
My friend Greg, despite being “gringo”, speaks good Turkish and Spanish. Better than me, for sure. Since he also speaks math and computers we usually talk a lot. He convinced me to attend to a series of meetings held at Istanbul Technical University, Maçka Campus, about data science. They are organized by a nice group of students and data scientist that call themselves Dataistanbul.
Talks: Seminar at METU
Today I gave a small talk at the Biology Department of the Middle East Technical University. Professor Mehmet Somel kindly invited me and introduced me to his colleagues and students.
Talks: Seminar at Department of Mathematics
I spent a couple of months on the office of the Director of the Mathematics Department at Istanbul University. We were moving from the old Biology building to new offices, which were not yet finished, so Terje and I had to stay somewhere else for a while.
Talks: Talk at IU Genetics Club's Winter School
Every year the student’s club of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics organize a Winter School for undergrads. It is a three days event, usually involving Turk and foreigner professors. Each one speaks for 45 minutes in front of near 600 young students.
Talks: Interactomics: My last talk at Chile
I started working at the Center of Mathematical Modeling on 2001. On January 2003 I became the Chief Research Engineer of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Mathematics of Genome (today called Mathomics). With the rest of the team we did many pretty amazing things, which you can find elsewhere.