Seminars and Events
Graduate students in the Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program, the Biophysics Graduate Program, and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program take advantage of a weekly seminar series that has in the past focused on molecular and cellular structure and interactions between molecules. Outstanding speakers from leading laboratories in the U.S. and abroad present, and students have the opportunity to meet with them on an informal basis over lunch.
First- and second-year students in the Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program, the Biophysics Graduate Program, and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Programs participate in a weekly joint journal club. In the course of the year each student presents one journal article outside of his or her immediate study. These seminars are open to faculty members and other interested colleagues. This activity serves two purposes, both broadening the interests of students and giving them the opportunity for oral presentations.
All students in years two and above give an annual talk outlining their research and progress for the year. This seminar series is attended by all students in the Bioinformatics program and is open to the public.
The Biological and Medical Informatics Graduate Program, Biophysics Graduate Program, Chemistry and Chemical Biology Graduate Program, and the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Graduate Program hold an annual joint retreat in Monterey, California. The retreat spans two days and focuses on faculty research talks and a poster session. The retreat is typically held in fall quarter. The retreat for 2020 has been canceled.