The Keck Seminar Series, begun in 1990, focuses on contemporary interdisciplinary science involving quantitative or computational, biomedical informatics and data science, bioinformatics, chemical, and/or physical approaches to biological and biomedical problems. The speakers, selected by a committee of GCC-supported trainees, are drawn from GCC institutions, and institutions nationwide. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Keck Seminar Series is also a 1-credit graduate course at Rice University, BIOC 592 Topics in Quantitative Biology & Biomedical Informatics. Trainees supported by the GCC are required to attend the seminars in person.
Keck Seminars will be offered fully online for Fall 2020. Seminars will be held from 4-5pm CST Fridays, as usual.
Those who receive the KECKSEMINAR listserv will be emailed the specific Zoom link and passcode each Monday. If you are not on this listerv, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
IMPORTANT – Mute your microphone. There will be a live Q&A session at the end.
For questions, speaker suggestions, or to join our Keck Seminar planning committee email Vanessa Herrera or Jim Briggs. If you would like to receive the Keck Seminar weekly reminder please email Shannon Mohrman. View a collection of past Keck Seminars here.
Keck Seminar Schedule
Speakers are subject to change.
Career Symposium of the 30th Annual Keck Research Conference, The Keck Center, a Science Odyssey, 2020 and Beyond
Career Symposium for predoctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, featuring a keynote address on biomedical science careers of the future and break-out discussion groups with former Keck Center trainees.Find out more »
This annual conference recognizes the collaborative research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees of the Keck Center. To celebrate the Keck Center’s 30th anniversary, the conference will feature outstanding speakers, Keck alums […]Find out more »
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Anne Churchland, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, in conjunction with GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience (TCN) Conference Movements Decisions and Wholistic BehaviorFind out more »
Eric Wagner, UTMB Associate Eric Wagner, Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston Regulated Destabilization of Paused RNA Polymerase II: The Value of a Pair […]Find out more »
Samuel Shelburne, MD, PhD, Deputy Chair, Department of Infectious Diseases, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Impact of Large Scale DNA Sequencing […]Find out more »
Associate Professor, Center for Translational Cancer Research, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University will present OptogenetIc Engineering for Biomedical Applications.Find out more »
Dr. Dan Frigo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cancer Systems Imaging, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center will present Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable in Science . Dr. Leah DiMascio, Chief Operating […]Find out more »
Dr. Amy Franklin,Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will present Cognitive Informatics: Usability, Work-flow, and Decision Support .Find out more »
Dr. Timothy Palzkill, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Baylor College of Medicine will present Molecular Basis of β-Lactam Antibiotic Resistance.Find out more »
Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Professor of Bioengineering, Rice UniversityDesigning and Scaling New Technologies to Improve Newborn Health in Sub-Saharan AfricaFind out more »
Dr. Hans S. Keirstead, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIVITA Biomedical will present Clinical and Commercial Application of Scaled Human Stem Cell Derivatives (Keynote Lecture, GCC Regenerative Medicine Conference).Find out more »
Dr. Preethi Gunaratne, Director, University of Houston-Sequencing & Gene Editing Core, Moores Professor, Biology & BiochemistryRemote Sensing Precancerous Lesions and Metastatic Progression through Early Detection using Single Cell SequencingFind out more »
Linda Watkins, Professor Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder Joint speaker GCC Translational Pain Research Conference
“Listening” and “Talking” to Neurons: Non-neuronal Cells Amplify Pain and Drug RewardFind out more »
Lucila Ohno-Machado, Professor of Medicine and Chair Department of Biomedical Informatics, UC San Diego
GCC Keck Center Annual Research Conference Responsible Biomedical Data Sharing: Individual Privacy and Societal Benefit Trade-offsFind out more »
B. Montgomery Pettitt, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Also, featuring Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry in Pharmacology and Toxicology Director of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Orderly Signaling from Disordered ProteinsFind out more »
John Mendelson, Ria Health Can Tech Treat Alcoholism – The Ria Technologically Enabled AUD Treatment Solution
GCC Alcohol and Addiction Research Conference SpeakerFind out more »
Messenger Metabolites in the Longevity Regulation / Cultivating Relationships: Genetic Landscapes that Shape Microbiome Form and Function
Meng WangProfessor Baylor College of Medicine Messenger Metabolites in the Longevity RegulationBuck SamuelAssistant Professor Baylor College of Medicine Cultivating Relationships: Genetic Landscapes that Shape Microbiome Form and FunctionFind out more »
(GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference)Find out more »