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“Uncovering pathways leading from mutations to diseases” Speaker: Teresa M. Przytycka, PhD, May 18th, 2013

 
 

Dear PAHA Members and Friends.
You are cordially invited to the
Polish American Health Association (PAHA)
Lecture and Social Hour

Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington DC

Speaker:
Teresa M. Przytycka, PhD
Senior Investigator, National Center of Biotechnology Information,
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD

Lecture Title:
“Uncovering pathways leading from mutations to diseases”
In this talk Dr. Przytycka will provide a brief introduction to systems biology and
describe computational methods to uncover the relation between
genetic perturbations and cancer, that her group has developed.

The event will take place at
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medical and Dental Building
Conference Room NE 301, 3rd floor
3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20057
map: http://maps.georgetown.edu/medicalanddentalbuilding/
From Reservoir Rd – Parking Entrance 3
then go to the open gate to the Lot E and drive to the
parking lot at the building front on the top of the hill.
In the lobby, behind wooden/brass door on the right, take the elevator to 3rd floor.

Sincerely, Anna Korzan MD, FACP
PAHA Acting President/Vice President

Teresa M. Przytycka, PhD, obtained master degree from Warsaw University, Poland and PhD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is currently a Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH where she heading research group working on Algorithmic Methods in Computational and Systems Biology. Her group is particularly interested in modeling of dynamical changes of gene expression in response to perturbations and diseases.

Dr. Przytycka is also an affiliate faculty of the University of Maryland Institute of Advanced Computer Studies and of the Bioinformatics program of Boston University. She is a recipient of several awards including I.W. Killam Memorial Predoctoral Fellowship, Sloan Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Biology, Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship in Computational Biology and a K01 NIH research development award.

She has published over 100 scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters in the areas of Computational Biology, Computer Science and Graph Theory. She is a co-editor of a book on Protein-Protein interactions and an associated editor of several scientific journals including PloS Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology, and Algorithms for Molecular Biology. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/CBBresearch/Przytycka/

Abstract: Uncovering and interpreting the relationships between genetic perturbations and diseases are among the most important open questions in disease studies. In complex diseases, including cancer, the study of such relationships is complicated by the heterogeneous nature of these diseases.

Systems biology is a rapidly developing filed that leverages high throughput experimental data and computational methods to provide insights into functioning of organisms and is increasingly used in cancer studies.

In this talk she will provide a brief introduction to systems biology and describe computational methods to uncover the relation between genetic perturbations and cancer that her group has developed.

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