Seminars and Events
First-year students in the Bioinformatics pathway, the Biophysics Graduate Program, and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program (BBC) participate in a series of weekly presentations on research interests from basic science faculty. The purpose is to acquaint new graduate students with research projects and opportunities in faculty laboratories.
Graduate students in the Bioinformatics pathway, the Biophysics Graduate Program, and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program (BBC) take advantage of a weekly seminar series that has in the past focused on molecular and cellular structure and interactions between molecules. Outstanding speakers from leading laboratories in the U.S. and abroad present, and students have the opportunity to meet with them on an informal basis over lunch.
First- and second-year students in the Bioinformatics pathway and the Biophysics and Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Programs participate in a weekly joint journal club. In the course of the year each student presents one journal article outside of his or her immediate study. These seminars are open to faculty members and other interested colleagues. This activity serves two purposes, both broadening the interests of students and giving them the opportunity for oral presentations.
The Bioinformatics pathway, the Biophysics Graduate Program, and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program (BBC) hold an annual joint retreat in Monterey, California. The retreat spans two days and focuses on faculty research talks and a poster session. The retreat is typically held in December. Our next retreat takes place November 19 and 20, 2015.
The Integrative Program in Quantitative Biology (Bioinformatics and Biophysics) holds a two-day retreat off campus in San Francisco in the spring during which senior students of both programs present their research.
Bioinformatics and Biophysics students participate in a student-run, weekly journal club. Talks are either about a current publication or student research.