Monday, May 27, 2013

Don't Miss Talk on Bioinformatics & 5 Marketable Discoveries - Dr. Martin Schiller July 12, 2012

Dr. Martin Schiller received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Utah State University. He has served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a Full Professor at UNLV.  His research focuses on building and experimentally testing sequence and structure based bioinformatic tools. He has published 55 papers and received 13 research grants primarily from the National Institutes of Health. He has taught classes for undergraduate, graduate and medical school students. He has six patent and invention disclosures. Some of his tools include Minimotif Miner, HIVTolbox, VENN, MimoSA, and JBOG which can be accessed at theBio-toolkit website.

UNLV is fortunate to have a leading researcher in the new field of Bioinformatics. Research in this area consists of taking massive biological databases and combining it with computer processing. 
Date: Thursday, July 12th
Reg: 11:30 am, Lunch & talk 12 noon
Loc: McCormick & Schmicks
335 Hughes Center Dr.
Cost. $30 RSVP Here
UNLV Students & Researchers Free

Dr. Schiller is going to talk about five of his lab's discoveries:
1. Bioinformatics-based drug design of new HIV inhibitors.
2. Genetic surgery of the genome.
3. A geogenomic approach for more effective use of HIV drugs (HIVAtlas).
4. A new functional screen for targeted drug discovery.
5 The SciReader which helps readers find the meaning of words in technical papers.

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