Colloquium Speaker

Speaker:Lisa Vawter
Senior Investigator
SmithKline Beecham
King of Prussia PA
Topic:Open Problems In Bioinformatics for Computer Scientists
Date:Thursday, October 22, 1998
Time:9:30 am
Place:Gould-Simpson, Room 701

Refreshments will be served in the 7th-floor lobby of Gould-Simpson at 9:15 am


Dr. Vawter is a biologist whose research is in the hot area of "bioinformatics". She looks at the evolution of gene families, prediction of function for drug receptors, and gene discovery. All of her work involves a lot of computer science, and she works closely with computer scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Pennsylvania. In this talk, she will introduce these research problems, and describe some exciting open problems that computer scientists could contribute to. No biology background is required.

Dr. Vawter is available for meetings, and can be found in Gould-Simpson 734.