Topology in biology
Topology, a field of pure mathematics, has gained popularity in recent years for its application on complex multi-dimensional datasets. This lecture will provide many examples of its use within biological sciences.
We are happy to have assoc. prof. Nello Blaser to talk about this new field and its applications in life sciences. Nello Blaser is recently recruited as group leader in the Machine Learning group at the Department of Informatics, which is also part of the Centre for Data Science (CEDAS). In his presentation, he will talk about applied topology, which is a recently developed field aiming to provide robust multiscale analysis of data. He will give a brief introduction to topological data analysis, and show a broad range of examples of its applications to biological questions.
About the seminars
"Digital Frukost" is an open breakfast seminar series focusing on research activities at the interface between the biological sciences and that of mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering or social sciences. Examples of such research activities could be mathematical or computational modeling of biological systems, application of engineering/control systems theory on biological systems or inspired by biological systems, application of mathematics/statistics/machine learning to analyze big data in health or marine sector; from sensor systems, imaging, omics technologies, policy making based on scientific models etc.
The seminar will be at the Computational Biology Unit, Department of Informatics, UiB, 5. floor (Datablokken), Thormøhlens gate 55.
We hope to see many of you there!