Hacking the DNA code


Media:  Talk    

Tuesday
Feb. 21, 2012
20:00

Byens Lys
Christiania

Søren Brunak

Scientist and author working on the field of Bioinformatics. Professor of Disease Systems Biology at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen, Professor of Bioinformatics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Director of the Center for Biological Sequence Analysis at DTU.

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

A sound artist working with electro-acoustic compositions based on digital manipulation of field recordings with a cinematic overtone. He uses sound, visual image and digital media to generate a diverse range of auditory artifacts for exhibition and live performance; he is currently writing his PhD on convergence and cross-influences between cinema and sound art.

Hacking the DNA code is like hacking computer code, through machine learning algorithms and use of neural networks. Søren Brunak is an expert on Bioinformatics and Bio-hacks. He will go over the challenges and achievements of sequencing DNA of entire populations and its implications in the healthcare sector. In particular, these sequences, together with other available data at the molecular level or electronic patient records at hospitals can reveal disease mechanisms in novel ways.


After a Q&A at a bar with dry ice, liquid nitrogen and smoke guns, the sound artist Budhaditya Chattopadhyay will present his work 'The City Trilogy', a series of sound-works consisting of three digital-acoustic compositions that explore the auditory perception and mediation of a city by sonic interaction with the urban landscape.






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