# Computational Biology Seminars

Regular Computational Biology seminars take place in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 in term time. Talks take place on Fridays at 2 pm in the Mathematical Institute. The time and location for any additional computational biology seminar can be found below.

A sister seminar series is organised by the Centre for Mathematical Biology. These seminars take place at 2pm in weeks 1, 3, 5 and 7 in term time.

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- 14:00 Friday 19th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2021 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Caroline Roney ( Queen Mary University of London )
- 14:00 5th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2021 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Andrew Worth ( Directorate General Joint Research Centre, European Commission )
- 14:00 Friday 22nd October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2021 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Stanley Qi ( Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University )
- 14:00 Friday 18th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2021 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Dr Maria-Cruz Villa Uriol ( Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield )
- 14:00 Friday 4th June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2021 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Professor David Jones ( Department of Computer Science, University College London )
- 14:00 Friday 21st May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2021 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Professor Cecilia Clementi ( Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin )
- 14:00 Friday 7th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2021 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Dr Maria Bruna ( Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 12th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2021 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Professor Frank Noe ( Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universitat Berlin )
- 14:00 Friday 26th February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2021 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Dr Maria Bruna ( Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 12th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2021 ) in this is a virtual seminarProfessor Ilaria Bellantuono ( Department of Oncology and Metabolism, The Medical School, University of Sheffield )
- 14:00 Friday 29th January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2021 ) in this is a virtual seminarDr Mohit Dalwadi ( Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 4th December ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2020 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Professor Augustine Kong ( Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 20th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2020 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Professor Aleksandr Sahakyan ( Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 6th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2020 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Dr Dan Nicolau and Dr Nabil Fadai ( School of Mathematical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane )
- 14:00 Friday 23rd October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2020 ) in (this is a virtual seminar)Dr Sarah Teichmann ( Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 19th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2020 ) in This is a virtual seminar.Dr Xinshan (Shannon) Li ( Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield )
- 14:00 Friday 5th June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2020 ) in This is a virtual seminar.Professor Alan Garfinkel ( Samueli School Of Engineering UCLA )
- 14:00 Friday 13th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2020 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Alan Garfinkel ( Samueli School Of Engineering, UCLA )
- 14:00 Friday 28th February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2020 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Rina Ariga ( Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 14th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2020 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Jonathan Wagg ( Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development )
- 14:00 Friday 31st January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2020 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Shelby Wilson ( Department of Biology, University of Maryland )
- 14:00 Friday 6th December ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Aleksandr Sahakyan ( MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 22nd November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Markéta Tomková ( Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 8th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Simon Tavener ( Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University )
- 14:00 Friday 25th October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Stanislav Shvartsman ( Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University )
- 14:00 Friday 21st June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr Adelaide De Vecchi ( Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London )
- 13:00 Wednesday 12th June ( week 7, Trinity Term 2019 ) in Lecture Theatre A, Department of Computer ScienceDr Leopold Parts ( Wellcome Sanger Institute )
- 14:00 Friday 7th June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr José Manuel García Aznar ( Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zaragoza )
- 14:00 Friday 10th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Simon Tavener ( Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University )
- 14:00 Friday 8th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr Michael Colman ( Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds )
- 14:00 Friday 22nd February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Andrew Phillips ( Head of Biological Computation Group, Microsoft Research Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 8th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Michael Boemo ( Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 25th January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2019 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor David Kay ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 30th November ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Attila Csikász-Nagy ( Institute of Mathematical and Molecular Biomedicine, King's College London )
- 14:00 Friday 16th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Francesca Buffa ( Department of Oncology, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 2nd November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Christoffer Nellåker ( Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 19th October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Julian Gough ( MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus )
- 14:00 Friday 15th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Ana Namburete ( The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 1st June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Dame Frances Ashcroft ( Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 18th May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Irina Voiculescu ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 4th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Marta Kwiatkowska ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 9th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Rafal Bogacz ( Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 23rd February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L1Dr Nicola Beer ( Head of Department - Stem Cell Engineering, Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford )
- 15:00 Tuesday 13th February ( week 5, Hilary Term 2018 ) in PTCL (Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory) lecture theatre, Department of ChemistryDr Rhoda Hawkins ( Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield )
- 14:00 Friday 26th January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2018 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor David Rand ( Mathematics Institute & Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Epidemiology Research, University of Warwick )
- 14:00 Friday 1st December ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Vanessa Styles ( Department of Mathematics, University of Sussex )
- 14:00 Friday 17th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Vicente Grau ( The Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science )
- 14:00 Friday 3rd November ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou ( Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 20th October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Mihaela van der Schaar ( Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 16th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Professor Julia Schnabel ( Biomedical Engineering Department, King’s College London )
- 14:00 Friday 2nd June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Bela Novák ( Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 19th May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L1Professor Blanca Rodriguez ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 5th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Min Chen ( Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 10th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Michael Stumpf ( Chair in Theoretical Systems Biology, Imperial College London )
- 14:00 Friday 24th February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Gordon Sanghera and Dr Stuart Reid ( Dr Gordon Sanghera, CEO of Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd.; Dr. Stuart Reid, Senior Director of Development, Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd. )
- 14:00 Friday 10th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Professor Julia Yeomans ( Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 27th January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2017 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Sara-Jane Dunn ( Microsoft Research, Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 2nd December ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Ricardo Ruiz Baier ( Departmental Lecturer in Numerical Analysis, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University )
- 14:00 Friday 18th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof Kevin Burrage ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia )
- 14:00 Friday 4th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Dorothy Buck ( Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London )
- 14:00 Friday 21st October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Antoine Jérusalem ( Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Monday 11th July 2016 in LTBAlex Zhavoronkov
- 14:00 Friday 17th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Vanessa Diaz ( Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London )
- 14:00 Friday 3rd June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Tatiana Márquez-Lago ( Integrative Systems Biology Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology )
- 14:00 Friday 20th May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Gesine Reinert ( Department of Statistics, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 6th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Daan Frenkel ( Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University )
- 14:00 Friday 11th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Jonathan Swinton ( Visiting Professor in Computational Systems Biology, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 26th February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr. Christopher Yau ( Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 12th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr. Miguel O. Bernabeu ( School of Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh )
- 14:00 Friday 29th January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2016 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Angela McLean ( Department of Zoology, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 4th December ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof Godfrey Smith ( Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow )
- 14:00 Friday 20th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Jonathan Doye ( Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 6th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Simon Stringer ( Department of Experimental Psychology, Director, Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 23rd October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Associate Prof Phil Biggin ( Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford )
- 13:00 Friday 25th September 2015 in Lecture Theatre A, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QDProfessor Yoram Rudy ( Washington University in St Louis )
- 14:00 Friday 19th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Dr Dawn Walker ( University Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Sheffield )
- 14:00 Friday 5th June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Prof. Charlotte Deane ( Department of Statistics, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 22nd May ( Trinity Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Dr Martin Bishop ( Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College, London )
- 14:00 Friday 8th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Prof. Peter Robbins ( Professor of Physiology, Head of Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics )
- 14:00 Friday 13th March ( Hilary Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr Alexander Fletcher ( Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 27th February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr Steven Niederer ( Department of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College, London )
- 14:00 Friday 13th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Chris Sander and Debora Marks ( Chris Sander, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Debora Marks, Harvard Medical School )
- 14:00 Friday 30th January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2015 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr. David Kay ( Associate Prof. Computational Biology, Department of Computer Science, Oxford University )
- 14:00 Friday 5th December ( Michaelmas Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L3Prof. Derek E. Moulton ( Associate Professor in Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 21st November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr. Lucy Colwell ( Lecturer in Molecular Informatics, Unilever Cambridge Centre For Molecular Science Informatics, University of Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 7th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Prof. Peter Kohl ( Chair in Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology Faculty of Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute Imperial College London and Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 12:00 Thursday 4th November ( Michaelmas Term 2014 ) in Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke BuildingProf Ray Spiteri ( University of Saskatchewan )
- 14:00 Friday 24th October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L2Dr. Guy Blanchard ( Research Associate, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, School of the Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge )
- 14:00 Friday 20th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L6Dr Mark Penney ( PKPD modeller )
- 14:00 Friday 6th June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Prof. Chris P. Ponting ( Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and MRC Functional Genomics Unit, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 23rd May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Prof. Eric Siggia ( Viola Ward Brinning and Elbert Calhoun Brinning Professor, Head of Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, The Rockefeller University )
- 14:00 Friday 9th May ( week 2, Trinity Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Dr. David Ritchie ( Research Director, INRIA research centre Nancy Grand Est, France )
- 14:00 14th March ( week 8, Hilary Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Dr. Salman Siddiqui ( Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester )
- 14:00 Friday 28th February ( week 6, Hilary Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L1Dr Hermes Gadelha ( Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 14th February ( week 4, Hilary Term 2014 ) in Mathematical Institute, Room L5Prof. Luca Cardelli ( Microsoft Research and Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 12:00 12th February ( week 2, Hilary Term 2014 ) in Tony Hoare Room, Robert Hooke Building, Department of Computer ScienceProf. Ehud Shapiro ( Department of Computer Science and Applied Math and Department of Biological Chemistry )
- 14:00 Friday 31st January ( week 2, Hilary Term 2014 ) in Mathematical InstituteProf. Dr.-Ing. Yaochu Jin ( Head of the Nature-Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) Group, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, UK )
- 14:00 Friday 6th December ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2013 ) in Mathematical InstituteProf. Mercedes Pascual ( Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, USA )
- 14:00 Friday 22nd November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2013 ) in Mathematical InstituteProf Jared Tanner ( Professor of the Mathematics of Information, Mathematical Institute, Oxford University )
- 14:00 Friday 8th November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2013 ) in Mathematical InstituteProf Chas Bountra ( Professor of Translational Medicine, Head of Structural Genomics Consortium, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University )
- 14:00 Friday 25th October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2013 ) in Mathematical InstituteDr. Ido Bachelet ( Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, Bar-Ilan University, Israel )
- Understanding synaptic plasticity through modelling the dynamics of the main postsynaptic modulators14:00 Friday 14th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2013 ) in Room L1 of the Mathematical InstituteDon Kulasiri ( Centre for Advanced Computational Solutions (C-fACS), Lincoln University, New Zealand )
- 14:00 Friday 31st May ( week 6, Trinity Term 2013 ) in Room L1 of the Mathematical InstituteDavid Kay ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 17th May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2013 ) in Room L1 of the Mathematical InstituteSantiago Schnell ( Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan Medical School )
- 14:00 Friday 30th November ( week 8, Michaelmas Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre BMike Brady ( Professor of Information Engineering, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 16th November ( week 6, Michaelmas Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre BChris Holmes ( Department of Statistics, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 2nd November ( week 4, Michaelmas Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre BPedro Mendes ( Computational Systems Biology, University of Manchester )
- 14:00 Friday 19th October ( week 2, Michaelmas Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre BIan Jones ( ANSYS )
- 14:00 Friday 15th June ( week 8, Trinity Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre ANigel Burroughs ( Mathematics Institute and Warwick Systems Biology Centre, University of Warwick )
- 14:00 Friday 1st June ( week 6, Trinity Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre AChris Bell ( OCCAM, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford )
- 14:00 Friday 18th May ( week 4, Trinity Term 2012 ) in Lecture Theatre AMarkus Owen ( School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham )