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Current News and Events

Here you can find a list of past and current news and events for the MD Anderson Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Click on the title for more information about a news item.


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Urothelial bladder carcinoma TCGA publication
29 January 2014
Article published in Nature  (Read more...)
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Method Infers the Fraction of Stromal and Immune Cells in Tumor Samples
11 October 2013
Article published in Nature Communications  (Read more...)
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Cancer Proteomics Data Portal
16 September 2013
Article published in Nature Methods  (Read more...)
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Method to Predict Response to Therapy in High-grade Ovarian Carcinoma
3 September 2013
Article published in Journal of Clinical Investigation  (Read more...)
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New TCGA publication
29 April 2013
BCB contribution to continuing series in Nature  (Read more...)
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Congratulations to Roel Verhaak
5 April 2013
Recipient of 2013 Steck Award  (Read more...)
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Akbani lecture in Tucson
21 February 2013
TCGA G/BMaP conference  (Read more...)
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High-profile TCGA publication
28 December 2012
Verhaak et al. contribute  (Read more...)
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Papers presented at GENSIPS 2012
28 December 2012
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CPRIT awarded
6 December 2012
Project for John Weinstein's group funded  (Read more...)
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Distinguished Guest Lecture Series speakers for the new year
6 December 2012
January and February speakers booked  (Read more...)
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Talks by Han Liang
29 November 2012
Recent lectures at Rice and in Korea  (Read more...)
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New paper by Weinstein and Su
29 November 2012
Article forthcoming in Bioinformatics  (Read more...)
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Liang and Kim in Cancer Letters
29 November 2012
Han Liang, YH Kim paper forthcoming  (Read more...)
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Verhaak receives Career Development Award
8 November 2012
Roel Verhaak receives second Career Development Award  (Read more...)
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TCGA Scientific Symposium
8 November 2012
Second TCGA annual symposium to feature BCB research  (Read more...)
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Han Liang Awarded Grant
3 September 2012
Han Liang awarded SPORE Development Award  (Read more...)
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Wenyi Wang Lectures in Georgia, China
5 July 2012
Wenyi Wang gave talks in Georgia and China  (Read more...)
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Han Liang Interviewed for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
2 July 2012
Han Liang interviewed on RNA-seq in cancer research  (Read more...)
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GRA Update
25 June 2012
BCB Graduate Research Assistants win awards  (Read more...)
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Han Liang Gives Invited talks in Chicago, Nashville
16 April 2012
Han Liang gives invited talks on NGS in Chicago and Nashville  (Read more...)
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Institute of Medicine Cites Baggerly and Coombes
23 March 2012
Institute of Medicine report on Translational Omics drawn heavily from Baggerly & Coombes article  (Read more...)
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Baggerly and Coombes on 60 Minutes
13 February 2012
Keith Baggerly and Kevin Coombes appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss forensic bioinformatics  (Read more...)
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Han Liang Selected to Represent MD Anderson in Grant Competition
5 January 2012
News - Han Liang to submit grant proposal in February 2012  (Read more...)
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Hoon Kim Receives Odyssey Fellowship
5 January 2012
MD Anderson Odyssey Program Awards Announced  (Read more...)
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The Lorraine Dell Program in Bioinformatics for Personalization of Cancer Medicine
4 November 2011
The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology recently received a generous grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in honor of Lorraine Dell. The Lorraine Dell Program in Bioinformatics for Personalization of Cancer Medicine focuses on the current transition from microarray data to "next-generation sequencing" data on cancer genomes - in particular, on the use of such data to select the right therapy for each cancer patient.  (Read more...)
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BIOT-2011: 8th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium
20 October 2011
The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at UTMDACC, in collaboration with Rice University, co-hosted the The 8th Annual Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2011).  (Read more...)
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Advance Online Publication of Research by Peng Qiu, et al. in Nature Biotechnology
16 September 2011
"Extracting a cellular hierarchy from high-dimensional cytometry data with SPADE,” has been selected for advance online publication by Nature Biotechology.  (Read more...)
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Roel Verhaak receives the Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award
15 September 2011
Roel Verhaak, Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, received the Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award at MD Anderson's Symposia on Cancer Research 2011.  (Read more...)
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New Faculty: Xiaoping Su
1 September 2011
Xiaoping Su has recently joined the department as an Associate Professor.  (Read more...)
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Faculty Update: Bradley Broom
1 September 2011
Bradley Broom was promoted to Professor.  (Read more...)
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New Faculty: Ken Chen
1 September 2011
Ken Chen has recently joined the department as an Assistant Professor.  (Read more...)
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Faculty Update: Jing Wang
1 September 2011
Jing Wang was promoted to Associate Professor.  (Read more...)
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Administrative Supplements Awarded for funding round
1 September 2011
The MD Anderson GDAC led by Dr. Weinstein has been awarded two administrative supplements in the current funding round: Dr. Gordon Mills for proteomics studies, and Dr. Weinstein for combining data across tumor types.  (Read more...)
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Faculty Update: Rehan Akbani
1 September 2011
Rehan Akbani was appointed as an Assistant Professor on 9/1/2011. Previously he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department.  (Read more...)
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New Faculty: Arvind Rao
1 September 2011
Arvind Rao has recently joined the department as an Assistant Professor.  (Read more...)
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Baggerly Inducted as ASA Fellow
15 August 2011
Professor Keith A. Baggerly was inducted as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in August 2011.  (Read more...)