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Departmental Colloquium

Elucidation of Bacterial Genomic Structures  
Guest Speaker
Ying Xu  
Thursday, January 14, 2010 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
202 Physics  

Dr. David Landau and Dr. Robin Shelton are hosting Dr. Ying Xu of the University of Georgia Institute of Bioinformatics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology this week. His talk is entitled, "Elucidation of Bacterial Genomic Structures."

In this talk, I will present our recent findings about how the functionalities of the cellular machinery of a bacterium might have constrained the genomic arrangement of its genes during evolution. I will discuss a number of challenging computational problems in elucidating the genomic structures at multiple levels and the information that is encoded through these genomic structures, gearing towards the ultimate understanding of the governing rules of bacterial genome organization.