CSB Seminar - Dr. Piotr Sliz

The CSB spring seminar series will take place March 27 through May 22, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, at 11 a.m. ‐ noon in ND11.218. A meet-the-speaker lunch will follow each seminar in the ND11 atrium.

Piotr Sliz, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Monday, March 27th at 11 a.m.

SBGrid: A computing environment for structural and computational biologists

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Piotr Sliz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and in the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. He develops global research computing solutions that support the structural biology community. Some of the major applications introduced by his group include the a data bank for diffraction images (Nature Communications, 2016), the Wide Search Molecular Replacement grid portal and SBGrid collection of software applications (sbgrid.org, eLife, 2013). These projects are stimulated by challenging collaborations, such as the recent EM structure determination of a ∼650-kDa functional T7 replisome (PNAS, 2017). In an effort to expand the SBGrid software management solution to other domains, Dr. Sliz’s team established BioGrids – a project to develop a more general environment and software collection for computational biologists. The emerging BioGrids collection will benefit from newly developed tools from the Sliz group that modularize software installation, generate data provenance to maintain reproducibility, and provide usage analytics.