Probabilistic Approaches in Comparative Analysis of Biological Networks and Sequences
Speaker: Mohammad Sahraeian, Texas A&M University
Date: Monday, September 17 2012
Time: 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Host: Prof. David Gifford, CSAIL
Contact: Jeanne Darling, 617-253-4294, email@example.comRelevant URL:
Biological functions are carried out by complicated interactions among many molecules. Such interactions can be quantitatively described in the form of complex networks. Recent advances in high-throughput data-collection techniques have enabled the systematic study of interaction networks and has introduced new challenges for analyzing these networks. As in the sequence-level studies, comparative approaches can serve as a valuable tool for studying biological networks. In this talk, we discuss two main problems in comparative network analysis: (1) Network querying, (2) Network Alignment. In this talk, we discuss these subproblems and their relations to the comparative sequence analysis, and propose effective schemes to solve them efficiently.