Beatriz Pereira graduates!

Beatriz Pereira graduates!

December 31, 2020

Beatriz graduates with a Ph.D. in Microbiology with a designated emphasis in biotechnology on Dec 31st, 2020! Congratulations to Dr. Pereira! Wish you a new journey filled with success! Also see this Beatriz’s fantastic blog about her Ph.D. journey!

New article in Foods

December 10, 2020

A new publication from Derrick Risner, Fangzhou Li, Dr. Jason S. Fell, Dr. Sara A. Pace, Dr. Justin B. Siegel, Dr. Ilias Tagopolous, and Dr. Edward S. Spang, providing a model for assessing the projected cost of animal cell-based meat. A sensitivity analysis of the model identified the nine most influential cost factors for ACBM […]

New article in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence

December 8, 2020

A new Front. Artif. Intell. article by Jason, Tarani, and Prof. Tagkopoulos! In this work, we applied the learning ontologies via embeddings (LOVE) framework, which takes advantage of the semantic similarity of the word embeddings to the field of food ontologies. The automated method we proposed here is a solution to the manual burden of […]

New article in Nature Communication

October 6, 2020

A new publication from Xiaokang Wang, Navneet Rai, Beatriz Merchel Piovesan Pereira, Ameen Eetemadi, and Ilias Tagkopoulos. How to design experiments that accelerate knowledge discovery on complex biological landscapes remains a tantalizing question. In this paper we designed an optimal experimental design (coined OPEX) framework to guide omics experimentation by selecting the most informative experiments to […]

Gabriel Simmons joins the lab!

September 28, 2020

Gabe joins the lab as a CS PhD student in 2020! Gabe received his B.S. in mechanical engineering at UC Davis, and before joining the lab, he was working as a data scientist at Process Integration and Predictive Analytics, LLC. Learn more from Gabe’s CV!

Christian Millsop joins the lab!

September 28, 2020

Christian joins the lab as a CS PhD student in 2020! Christian acquired his B.S. in biochemical engineering at UC Davis, and the Master of Information and Data Science degree at UC Berkeley. Before joining the lab, Christian was also working as a data engineer at Genentech. Learn more from Christian’s CV!

New article in Biochemistry

September 16, 2020

A new publication from Dr. Wai Shun Mak, Dr. Xiaokang Wang, Rigoberto Arenas, Youtian Cui, Dr. Steve J Bertolani, Wen Qiao Deng, Dr. Ilias Tagkopoulos, Dr. David K Wilson, Dr. Justin B Siegel, combining structural biology, genomic mining, and computational modeling to identify structural features critical to aldehyde deformylating oxygenases (ADOs). They discovered latent ADO-like […]

Erol Kavvas joins the lab!

September 11, 2020

Erol joins the lab as a postdoctoral associate in 2020! Erol received his Ph.D. degree at University of California, San Diego in 2020, and he specializes in bioengineering with the emphasis on machine learning. Learn more from Erol’s CV.

NSF grant awarded $20M for AIFS, AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems

August 29, 2020

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA) awarded $100M and $40M respectively, $140M in total, to seven newly established artificial intelligence institutes. UC Davis AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems led by Prof. Ilias Tagkopoulos was selected as one of the seven […]

New article in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

July 25, 2020

A new publication from Dr. Young Bin Joo, Dr. In-Woon Baek, Dr. Kyung-Su Park, Dr. Ilias Tagkopoulos, and Dr. Ki-Jo Kim, investigating whether unbiased clustering analysis of phenotypic data can lead to coherent subgroups of axSpA patients with a distinct risk of radiographic progression. They found out that phenotype mapping results in a clinically relevant […]

Xiaokang Wang graduates!

May 22, 2020

Xiaokang graduates as a Ph.D.! Xiaokang received the offer of a quantitative analyst position from Point72 Asset Management. Congratulations to you, and wish you a good fortune and every success!

New article in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

May 4, 2020

A new publication from Beatriz Pereira, Xiaokang Wang, and Dr. Ilias Tagkopoulos on E. coli’s stress response to everyday use biocides. The work highlights the differences between short- and long-term exposure to biocides in the bacterial transcriptome. Novel correlations between zinc-homeostasis genes and tolerance to biocides were explored, and targets for future investigation of resistance […]

New article in Frontiers in Microbiology

April 3, 2020

A new publication from our lab with Ameen, Navneet, Beatriz, Minseung and Prof. Tagkopoulos reviewing the computational methods across diet, microbiome, and health including an overview of the current knowledge about diet-health-gut microbiota, relevant data sources, bioinformatics tools, machine learning methods, recommendation system approaches, the intellectual property landscape and new scenarios to be unlocked in […]

Muhammad Adil Salim joins the lab!

April 1, 2020

Adil joins the lab as a Ph.D. student in Microbiology! Adil received his B.S. (Hons) and M.Phil. degrees at University of Peshawar, respectively in 2013 and 2016. Adil focuses on the area in microbiology with a designated emphasis in biotechnology. Learn more from Adil’s resume!