(SEMINAR) Professor Bartosz Wilczyński, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw

event date: 14 June 2024

The Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw invites to a seminar by

Professor Bartosz Wilczyński

Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw

Identification of regulatory sequences in non-coding DNA: can we solve this problem with artificial neural networks?

Date: 14th June 2024, Friday

Time: 12:00 pm (Central European Time)

Host: Professor Bartosz Trzaskowski

The seminar will be in the CeNT aula hall (00.142) on the main floor.


Since the sequencing of the human genome more than 20 years ago we know that the amount of non-coding genomic DNA is vast. While we can discuss the exact amount of non-functional – “junk” DNA – there is no doubt that a large fraction of the non-coding genome performs important functions in gene regulation and genome organization. However, the exact mapping of all the functional elements in the non-coding genome is not trivial, and even when we know that some elements are functional while others are not – we often do not understand why that is. I will discuss some of our recent results on applying artificial neural networks to the task of predicting different classes of functional elements in the genome in the context of our earlier experiences as well as some recent work of others.