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Rudy is guest researcher at NCI this summer

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Congratulations to Rudy. He is a guest researcher this summer in the Cancer and Inflammation, Basic Science, Program at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Brian passes pre-defense

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Congratulations to Brian. He just passed his Ph.D. pre-defense today. He is almost out of the door...

Amarda receives OSCAR Mentor Excellence Award

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The Mason Students as ScholarsQEP Leadership Council has selected Amarda for the 2013 OSCAR Mentor Excellence Award. Given Sameh's award, the news is double sweet.

Sameh receives OSCAR Student Excellence Award

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Wonderful news! Our very own Sameh has been selected by The Students as Scholars Leadership Council as a recipient of the 1st annual OSCAR Student Excellence Award for 2013! This is a great recognition of Sameh's research in our lab.

Jennifer accepted to Princeton MOL/QCB Summer Program

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Congratulations to Jennifer. After struggling with many offers and options for this summer, she has decided to attend the Princeton MOL/QCB Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Brian receives Mason VSE Outstanding Graduate Student Award

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Congratulations to Brian. He has just been awarded the 2013 Oustanding Graduate Student Award from the Volgenau School of Engineering. Brian will be presented with the award at the annual gala on Saturday, May 4th.

Jennifer admitted to CRA-W DREU

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Congratulations to Jennifer. She just got admitted to the CRA-W DREU program. She will be paired with an exciting research lab in US to conduct summer research.

Amarda featured on Albanian newspaper

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For those of you that understand Albanian, http://www.mapo.al/2013/01/30/pedagoget-shqiptare-ne-universitetet-e-botes/ The article features several Albanian faculty and their life journeys.

Amarda giving ME seminar at JHU

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Amarda is giving a seminar at Johns Hopkin's Mechanical Engineering Thursday Seminar Series on February 14.

Jennifer attending TAPIA conference

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Congratulations to Jennifer! She has been selected to attend the TAPIA conference on celebration of diversity in computing.

Sameh's abstract accepted at NCRU 2013.

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Congratulations to Sameh. His abstract "An Evolutionary-inspired Probabilistic Search Algorithm to Structurally Characterize the Native State of a Novel Protein Sequence " has been accepted for presentation at the National Council of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2013 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Daniel's paper accepted to BICOB 2013

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Congratulations to Daniel. His paper, "Physicochemical Determinants of Antimicrobial Activity," has been accepted at BICOB 2013.

Jennifer wins OSCAR fellowship for Spring 2013

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Congratulations to Jennifer. She just won a fellowship from the OSCAR Undergraduate Research Scholars Program for Spring 2013. Jennifer will continue to be a great addition to the lab.

Amarda gives talk at Rocky 2012

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Amarda presented "Genetic Programming Based Feature Generation for Automated Functional Analysis and Annotation of DNA Sequences" at the Rocky Mountain 2012 Bioinformatics conference in Snowmass Colorado. It was very very cold...

Amarda organizing workshop at AAAI

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Together with Juan Cortes and Jianlin Cheng, we are organizing the "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Methods in Computational Biology" workshop at AAAI 2013, July, Bellevue, WA.

Irina defends MS thesis

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Congratulations to Irina for passing her MS thesis defense.

BCB page launched

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Thanks to Brian, the BCB page has been launched. Check it out at http://cs.gmu.edu/~bcb/.

Kevin accepted to AlgoSB Winter School in France

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Congratulations to Kevin. He was selected among many applicants from both Europe and US to attend the Algorithms in Structural Bioinformatics Winter School , held December 2-7, 2012 on the French riviera, at Inria Sophia Antipolis. The school is sponsored by INRIA (http://www.inria.fr/), the CNRS/GDR Bioinformatique Moleculaire (http://www.gdr-bim.u-psud.fr/), and by SANOFI (http://en.sanofi.com/).

Irina wins best poster award at BIBM

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Congratulations to Irina. Her poster, entitled "Sampling Low-energy Protein-protein Configurations with Basin Hopping," won best poster prize at IEEE BIBM 2012.

Jennifer presenting poster at Grace Hopper 2012

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Congratulations to Jennifer and Bryn. Their poster "Supersecondary Structure Motifs and De Novo Protein Structure Prediction" has been accepted at the 2012 Grace Hopper Conference in Baltimore.
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