All the seminars, past and upcoming
Start Monday May 2nd at 4pm (CET, Berlin/Paris)
(3 pm London/Lisbon, 10am New-York, 7am San Francisco, 5pm Tel Aviv)
Retransmission of the seminars (without the question part) available here:
Shani Cohen (8 minutes): https://youtu.be/yp2pEp444jQ
Isana Veksler-Lublinsky: https://youtu.be/pzf0SeTXOMM
Isana Veksler-Lublinsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Link)
miRNA target prediction through a machine learning lens
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that hybridize to complementary sequences on target mRNAs and repress their translation to proteins or mediate their degradation. Identifying miRNA target sites on mRNAs is a fundamental step in understanding miRNA function. Novel experimental methods, which can produce high-throughput, unambiguous interacting miRNA–target datasets, have pushed the field forward in recent years. However, due to technical challenges involved in the application of the experimental methods, there is a constantly increasing interest in using computational approaches for miRNA target prediction, especially those that are based on machine learning (ML) models. In my talk, I will describe the challenges involved in the application of ML models to miRNA target prediction. In addition, I will show how we have been using classic and deep learning approaches to investigate whether miRNA-target interaction rules are transferable between species.
Short session speaker (8 minutes long):
Shani Cohen (PhD student)
Title: Machine learning for predicting bacterial small RNA-target interactions
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.