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7:30 to 8:30 a.m.


8:30 to 9:00 a.m.


Dr. Carlos Ríos Velázquez



9:00  to 9:40 a.m.

Plenary: Computational and Systems Biology in MIT

Dr. Paul Matsudaira

Director, CSBi
Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering Member

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Topic for round table 1: State of the art tools and strategies for understanding Systems Globally

9:40 to 10:15 a.m.

Linking Large-Scale and High Resolution Quantitative Imaging in Cytoskeletal Systems Research.

Dr. James Evans

CSBi Research Scientist
Whitehead MIT BioImaging Center

10:15 to 10:25 a.m.


10:25 to 11:00 a.m.

Imaging Center chemistry Department UPR-Mayagüez

Dr. Belinda Pastrana

Imaging Center Chemistry Department UPR-Mayagüez

11:00 to 11:25 a.m.

Bayesian Mapping of Multiple Quantitative Trait Loci

Dr. Dámaris Santana Morant

Mathematics Department UPR-Mayagüez     

11:25 to 12:00 md.

A univariable approach to fix point nonlinear discrete dynamical systems

Dr. Omar Colón

Mathematics Department UPR-Mayagüez

12:00 to 12:20 p.m.

Round table discussion of session 1

12:20 to 1:30 p.m.



Tour to some of the research laboratories in the New Biology Building.

Topic for round table 2:  Teaching and Research in Systems Biology

1:30 to 2:05 p.m.

Dr. Bruce Tidor

Co-Director for Education, Outreach, and Community &
Chair, Computational and Systems Biology PhD Graduate Program

2:05 to 2:30 p.m.

Boolean Network Model in Genetic Regulation Probabilistic Inference with Markov Chain Monte Carlo solution

Dr. Shyun Wen

PhD program in computing and Information Sciences and

Engineering CISE-UPR-Mayagüez

2:30 to 2:55 p.m.

Assisting Bioinformatics Efforts at Minority Schools and LA Grid Project.

Dr. Jaime Seguel and Jaime Ramirez Vick

Electrical and Computer Engineering and General Engineering Department-UPR-Mayagüez

2:55 to 3:15 p.m.

Round table discussion of session 2

3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Recapitulation and closing Remarks

4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Educational Opportunities in Systems Biology at MIT

Dr. Nika Stoop, Resource Development Scientist,  MIT CSBi

Tour to some of the research laboratories in the New Biology Building


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