ICB News Archive
Feb, 2007; In a recent national ranking of graduate programs, carried out by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Weill Cornell's PBSB program was ranked #3 in Physiology and #10 in Biophysics. [More]
Jan, 2007; The ICB is moving! The new building at 1305 York Ave opened its doors this January. Recruitments are starting for Junior Fellow and tenure track faculty positions. [More]
March 3rd, 2006 First public release of Twease.org. Twease is a new web-based tool to search for information in MedLine.
Twease indexes every word of Medline and offers innovative features which improve precision while maintaining
a good level of recall. Check out the tutorials on Twease.org. [More]
Nov 1st, 2005; Dr. Sheila Nirenberg has been appointed Associate Professor in the ICB [More]
Sep 6th, 2005; Crooked tail (Cd) model of human folate-responsive neural tube defects is mutated in Wnt coreceptor lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6. Carter M, Chen X, Slowinska B, Minnerath S, Glickstein S, Shi L, Campagne F, Weinstein H, Ross ME; Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102:12843-8 [PubMed abstract]
Jun 16th, 2005; First release of sp-NMR under the GPL. sp-NMR is an information management system to support NMR-based drug design. [sp-NMR]
May 3rd, 2005; Free evaluation subscription to pathway analysis software from Ingenuity [Register]
Sep 3rd, 2004; A description of SigPath is now available in Science STKE. SigPath users may now cite
it as Quantitative information management for the biochemical computation of cellular networks. Campagne F, Neves S, Chang CW, Skrabanek L, Ram PT, Iyengar R, Weinstein H. *Science STKE* 248:PL11. (2004). [SigPath]
Aug 4th, 2004; A description of SigPath will appear in Science STKE. Please cite
SigPath as Quantitative information management for the biochemical
computation of cellular networks. Campagne F, Neves S, Chang CW,
Skrabanek L, Ram PT, Iyengar R, Weinstein H. *Science STKE.* in press.
May 1st, 2004 Dr. Colleen Clancy (Columbia University) has been appointed Assistant Professor in the ICB [More]
Mar 1st, 2004; SigPath is now released under the GNU General Public
License [download source code]
Mar 2nd, 2004;
A new release of SigPath is now available. [SigPath]
Feb 26th, 2004
Several new computational research tools (CRT) have recently been made available to our users. consulting page for details about these services.
Jan 5th, 2004
A post-doctoral position is available to work in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Dec 1st, 2003
The ICB is now providing bioinformatics services towards WMC investigators. See our consulting page for details about these services.
Oct 29th, 2003
The international society for computational biology (ISCB) now provide a self posting form for bioinformatics related degree and certificate programs available on their website.
[ISCB Degree/Certificate Programs]
Oct 17th, 2003
Two post-doctoral positions are available to work in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Aug 7th, 2003;
A new release of SigPath is now available. See SigPath news for details. [SigPath]
Jun 10th, 2003; Institute for Computational Biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medical College Receives Significant Technology Grant [more]
Feb 14th, 2003;
A new beta of RbDe
has been released. The new release supports custom diagram layouts. A layout for nuclear receptor is provided. [RbDe]
Dec 4th, 2002;
A new beta version of SigPath has been released. It provides new features to visualize models and to review information. [SigPath]
Nov 20th, 2002;
A new release of SigPath (our prototype of an information system for qualitative and quantitative information about cell signaling networks) is now available with new data and features. [SigPath]
Oct 11th, 2002;
A new section describing available bioinformatics infrastructure at the ICB and in NY State has been added to the Resource Center. [Infrastructure]
Sep 18th, 2002;
A Search feature has been added to the ICB web site and is accessible from the menubar. [Search]
Aug 22nd, 2002;
A "Biocatalogs" section listing searchable indexes of web based bioinformatics tools has been added to the Resource Center. [Biocatalogs]
Apr, 2013; Christopher E. Mason, Assistant Professor in PBSB Program, was featured in Reuters, Nature, Newsday, CBC news, Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and other media outlets for his recent paper on gene patents published in Genome Medicine and also for his work as a scientific expert on gene patents for the AMP v. Myriad Genetics case before the US Supreme Court.|
Apr, 2013; Sheng Li, a PBSB graduate student in Dr. Christopher E. Mason's lab, won a National Science Foundation Travel Fellowship and was invited to give a speech at the 17th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2013) held at the Tsinghua University for her paper on "An optimized algorithm for detecting and annotating regional differential methylation".
Mar, 2013; Two Graduate Students working with PBSB faculty were awarded competitive graduate research fellowships: (1) Lenore Pipes, a graduate student in the Tri-Institutional Graduate Program in Computational Biology and Medicine, working in the laboratories of Dr. Christopher E. Mason and Dr. Adam Siepel, won a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship for her work on de novo transcriptome assembly and genome assembly. Her fellowship will last from 2013-2016. (2) Michael LeVine, a PBSB graduate student working in the lab of Dr. Harel Weinstein was awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA - F31) to work on "Ligand-Specific Allosteric Modulation by Drugs of Abuse" for the next 4 years, starting June 1, 2013.
Jan, 2013; Dr. Olivier Elemento was awarded a five-year Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award.
Dec, 2012; Mr. Vaja Liluashvili, a visiting graduate student in the Gumus laboratory was awarded a Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) full fellowship to present at the international meeting SPAS: Advances in Molecular Oncology: Translating Molecular Biology into Cancer Treatment in Sao Paulo, Brazil 3-8th February 2013. Mr. Liluashivili will present his research with Dr. Zeynep H. Gumus, titled "iCAVE: immersive 3D visualization of complex biomolecular interaction networks".
Sept, 2012; The Campagne laboratory was awarded the best poster award for "Compression of high-throughput sequencing data" at the Wellcome Trust's Genome Informatics 2012 meeting in Cambridge, UK.
May, 2012; Dr. Christopher Mason was featured in a two part profile by the New York Genome Center for his work on non-human primate genomics, gene patenting policy, and other activities.
March, 2012; Michelle Sahai, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Associate in Harel Weinstein's lab, was awarded a three year Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship for her research on Molecular Mechanisms of the Dopamine Transporter Function: The effects of drugs of abuse.
Feb, 2012; Sayan Mondal, a student in Harel Weinstein's lab, won the Student Research Achievement Award at the Biophysical Society's 2012 Annual Meeting for his poster on the interaction of GPCRs with the membrane.
Jan, 2012; Jan Dlabal, a student from the Lycée Français de New York, was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, for work on the determination of large-scale genomic structure performed in the lab of Olivier Elemento.
Oct, 2011; Sheila Nirenberg presented a talk, "Can we speak the language of the brain?", at the TEDMED 2011 conference.
A Q & A session followed.
Nov, 2011; GobyWeb binary release. The Campagne laboratory has just released a binary distribution of GobyWeb. This first public release of GobyWeb makes it possible to install the tool locally for non-commercial use. Detailled installation instructions are available on the download page.
Apr, 2011; Dr. Olivier Elemento was awarded an NSF CAREER Grant, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research.
Nov, 2010; Dr. Sheila Nirenberg's work on artificial retinas has been featured in Technology Review, Wired, Scientific American, and the New Scientist.
Jul, 2009; ChIPseeqer, a comprehensive framework for analysis of ChIP-seq data developed in the Elemento lab, is now available for download. [More]
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