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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, BIOS 592 Topics in Quantitative Biology & Biomedical Informatics. Seminars are also offered online via Zoom; however, trainees affiliated with GCC training programs are required to attend the seminars in person.

Fall 2024 Keck Seminars will begin on September 6, and the final seminar will be on November 22. Seminars take place from 4:00-5:15 pm Fridays in Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) room 280. Rice map.

Those not on the Keck Seminar listserv are to please contact Elizabeth Lawrence for the Zoom login information for a particular seminar; it is not the same every week.

If you would like to receive the Keck Seminar listserv weekly reminders, please email Elizabeth Lawrence.

For questions, speaker suggestions, or to join our trainee Keck Seminar planning committee, email Elizabeth Lawrence or Jim Briggs.

Keck Seminar Series - Fall 2024

September 6, 2024  George Webb, JD

Industry Relations Director, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

Rice University

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Sara Abouelniaj

September 13, 2024 Irma (Lisa) Cisneros, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology

University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Seminar Title: TBD:

Host: Kevin Wilhelm

September 20, 2024  Emily Reiser, PhD

Strategy and New Ventures

Texas Medical Center

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Kevin Wilhelm

September 27, 2024  Kristin Eckel-Mahan, PhD

Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine


Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Peyton High

October 4, 2024  Lydia Contreras, PhD – ZOOM ONLY

Professor, Chemical Engineering

University of Texas, Austin

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Sara Abouelniaj

October 11, 2024 Matthias Koch, PhD – ZOOM ONLY

Assistant Professor, Biology

Texas A&M University

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Christina van Hal




October 25, 2024  34th Keck Annual Research Conference

Machine Learning and Computation in Structural Biology

November 1, 2024  Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD

Professor & Chair, Cancer Biology

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Will Shropshire

November 8, 2024  William Miller, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Houston Methodist Research Institute

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Will Shropshire

November 15, 2024  Dinler Antunes, DSc

Assistant Professor, Computational Biology

University of Houston

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Jared Slone

November 22, 2024  Livia Eberlin, PhD – ZOOM ONLY

Associate Professor, Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine

Seminar Title: TBD

Host: Daniel Palacios

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