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Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Seminar

On December 4 the Department of Computer Science held a seminar on Bioinformatics given by Dr. Atlal Asaad. The seminar was attendant by a wealth of instructors and students from the departments of computer science and biomedical sciences.

The seminar is intended to raise the awareness of students of the interdisciplinary fields Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. After presenting the differences among them, sample projects are illustrated in each of these fields to give the students a closer look at the type of work entailed and what background and skill set are required in each. Then, open research problems in the two areas where illustrated, especially as related to diseases. Afterwards, some work challenges in these fields where pointed out. Finally, advantages towards the job market were highlighted.