Seminar Series

The CCB runs a seminar series to help communicate its activities, cross-fertilize the multi-disciplinary relationships, and bring in invited speakers. These one-hour seminars are open to the public and help us disseminate information to colleagues at UCLA or visiting colleagues from outside the university.

CCB Presents
The CCB Presents seminar series provides an interactive forum for discussion of problems and modern techniques for solving challenges derived from the areas of the computational neuroscience, bioinformatics and image analysis. More

UCLA Bioinformatics Seminar Series
The UCLA Bioinformatics IDP and the CCB are organizing a weekly seminar series where national and international experts present challenges, approaches and discoveries in computational biology and biopinformatics. More

2006 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science
The CCB is organizing and sponsoring a symposium at the 2006 SIAM Conference on Imaging Science, May 15-17, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The symposium is entitled “Mathematical Methods and Tools for Volumetric Brain Segmentation”. More

Ontology of Medical Images
The NCBO ( and CCB ( will host a two-day workshop focused on the ontology of (biomedical) images to take place on March 24-25, 2006 in Stanford. The goal of the workshop is to coordinate current efforts towards the development of a biomedical image/imaging ontology. More

The following topics will be addressed:

  • basic principles of sound ontologies
  • steps towards coordination and integration of ontologies in the imaging domain
  • hands-on experiments directed towards building a biomedical image ontology (dealing with: images and image-classification, image features, interpretations, relation of images to reality, the role of a reference ontology such as the FMA)
  • preliminary discussions directed towards building an ontology of imaging tools and data, including issues related to the classification of imaging algorithms and to the potential uses of a tools ontology in supporting interoperability of bioinformatics software

The overall mission of the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) is to make connections between a broad spectrum of mathematicians and scientists, to launch new collaborations, to better inform mathematicians and scientists about interdisciplinary problems, and to broaden the range of applications in which mathematics is used. To this end, IPAM holds numerous weekly seminars and talks. In addition, every year IPAM offers two semester-length scientific programs, weeklong workshops throughout the year with a broad range of scientific themes, a summer research program for undergraduates (“RIPS”) focusing on industrial problems, and a summer school for graduate students. More

Brain Research Institute (BRI)
The BRI’s overarching goal—and its major achievement—has been to foster and improve multidisciplinary collaborations. This work has increasingly permitted the identification of pathogenic mechanisms and the formulation of new therapeutic approaches. Among the research areas that exemplify such translational collaborations are Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, neurofibromatosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Advances in these areas are contributing to UCLA’s emergence as a leader in translating basic neuroscience research into clinical and technological applications. The BRI holds numerous weekly seminars and lectures. More