*Dear Colleagues and Students,*

*I am writing this email to invite you to the 2nd Systems Biology 
Research Panel in GMU, Fairfax**, May 5th (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m) in 
Johnson center 3rd Floor Meeting Rm D (FAIRFAX). Please note change of 
location form the previously distributed advertisement. *

*We will have an outstanding speaker from Singapore, Dr.Kuznetsov, well 
known for his bioinformatics-inspired insights in optimizing the search 
for novel biomarkers of tumorigenesis. We will also have some 
interesting short presentations from the Molecular & Microbiology and 
Math departments (see program below this e-mail). Hope to see you there 
- pizza and coffee will be provided*

*With best regards,*


**Dr. Ancha Baranova
Associate Professor,
Molecular Biology and Microbiology,
David King Hall, MSN 3E1
George Mason University,
Fairfax, VA, 22030
tel 703-993-42-93
e-mail: [log in to unmask]


*Program *

*2nd CoS Systems Biology Research Panel*

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*May 5th , 2009*

*Johnson center 3rd Floor Meeting Rm D (FAIRFAX) *

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10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Coffee, Pizza and Refreshments




10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.*  *


*Guest Speaker:**  Prof. Vladimir Kuznetsov*,

Head of the Division of Genome and Gene Expression Analysis
Bioinformatics Institute, Biopolis, Singapore


*Genome-Scale Strategy for Systematic Identification of Synergistic Gene 
Pairs Associated with Survival of Cancer Patients 


11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


*Discussions and Pizza *


12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.


*Ganiraju Manyam (MMB Dept, George Mason University)*


*Tumor as an attractor toward the use of the global patterns of gene 
expression in the predictive diagnostics of tumorigenesis 


12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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*Jonathan Bode (Mathematics Dept, George Mason University) *

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*Solving the problem of the minimization of siRNA off-target effects 
using Tree Sort Algorithm *


1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*Elizabeth Nohelty (MMB Dept, George Mason University)*


*"Functional Characterization of the predicted biomarkers of breast 
carcinoma progression in cell lines and primary tumors"*


*2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Panel Discussions *