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CBMI Clinical and Public Health Informatics Lecture Series


Title:  Computational Methods to Fight SARS-CoV-2: From Molecular Dynamics to Population Biology

Speaker: Dr. Simone Bianco (IBM Almaden) Dr. Simone Bianco is a research staff member and manager of the department of Functional Genomics and Cellular Engineering at the IBM Almaden Research Center. He got his BS and MS in Physics at the University of Pisa, Italy, and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of North Texas. Before joining IBM, Dr. Bianco worked at the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Science and the UCSF Department of Microbiology and Immunology. At UCSF he contributed to several scientific developments in computational genomics and theoretical biology. Before his time at UCSF, Dr. Bianco worked at the College of William and Mary, where he modeled the spread of multistrain diseases with interacting strains, focusing on dengue fever. Dr. Bianco is IBM PI and site director of the Center for Cellular Construction, an NSF Science and Technology Center which aims at transforming cell biology into an engineering discipline, a TED speaker with over 1M views, leader of one of 2018 IBM’s 5-in-5, the 5 projects which will change the world in the next 5 years according to IBM, and an honorary visiting lecturer for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for his standing in the field of dynamical systems and his commitment to education.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12-1 pm

Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to Dr. Arash Shaban-Nejad ashabann@uthsc.edu