Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Refreshments will be served in the hallway of Delta 136 from 11:30AM– 12:00 Noon! Delta 136, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
Cybersecurity has been one of the most important research and education challenges
in computing science. This workshop aims to bring together available resources related
to Cybersecurity research and education in The University of Houston (UH) System.
The workshop serves to foster communication among scholars, researchers, educators
in the UH system with a common interest in improving Cybersecurity research and education
through cross-campus collaboration.
The topics of the workshop cover but not limit to
Security in Networked Systems
Cyber Defense & Resilience
Cybersecurity Education & Training
Attend the workshop, you will
Meet colleagues in the UH System who are interested in Cybersecurity research and
Learn the existing Cybersecurity related research and education programs in the UH
Look for potential cross-campus research and projects collaborations
Learn from keynote speaker and panelists
Visit beautiful campus of UHCL
Social, social and social …
No Registration Fee. Space is limited and registration is required. To register: Email
SCERSVP@uhcl.edu no later than March 3, 2017
Extensive Cryptic Splicing Upon Loss of RRBM17 and TDP43 in Neurodegeneration Models
Dr. Zhangdong Liu Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine
Splicing regulation is an important step of post-transcriptional gene regulation.
It is a highly dynamic process orchestrated by RNA-binding proteins (RBPs). RBP dysfunction
and global splicing dysregulation have been implicated in many human diseases, but
the in vivo functions of most RBPs and the splicing outcome upon their loss remain largely unexplored.
Here we report that constitutive deletion of Rbm17, which encodes an RBP with a putative role in splicing, causes early embryonic lethality
in mice and that its loss in Purkinje neurons leads to rapid degeneration. Transcriptome
profiling of Rbm17-deficient and control neurons and subsequent splicing analyses using CrypSplice,
a new computational method that we developed, revealed that more than half of RBM17-dependent
splicing changes are cryptic. Importantly, RBM17 represses cryptic splicing of genes
that likely contribute to motor coordination and cell survival. This finding prompted
us to re-analyze published datasets from a recent report on TDP-43 an RBP implicated
in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), as it was
demonstrated that TDP-43 represses cryptic exon splicing to promote cell survival.
We uncovered a large number of TDP-43-dependent splicing defects that were not previously
discovered, revealing that TDP-43 extensively regulates cryptic splicing. Moreover,
we found a significant overlap in genes that undergo both RBM17- and TDP-43-dependent
cryptic splicing repression, many of which are associated with survival. We propose
that repression of cryptic splicing by RBPs is critical for neuronal health and survival.
Availability: www.liuzlab.org/CrypSplice and supplementary tables are available at www.liuzlab.org/CrypSplice/Supplementaltables.zip.
Host: Dr. Kewei Sha, 281-283-3764. Any person needing an accommodation for a disability to participate
in this program should contact the sponsoring organization at (281) 283-3770 to make
the necessary arrangements.
Ion Beam Characterization and Modification of Materials
Friday, March 3, 2017 Refreshments will be served in the hallway of B1313 from 11:00AM – 11:30AM! Bayou 1313, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Wei-Kan Chu, Research Director and Distinguished University Professor of Physics,
University of Houston
Abstract: Ion Beam Characterization of materials results from bombardment of atoms on the surface
of a sample to be studied. Detection the consequences of such bombardment such as
energy of the scattered projectile, or nuclear reaction induced by the bombardment,
or X-ray production caused by the bombardment can reveal the composition, depth, and
structure of the sample. In addition, ion beam processing of materials results from
the introduction of atoms into the host materials, and modifying its solid state properties.
In this talk, I will describe the principles, methods of the title subject. I will
also present many examples to illustrate the utility of ion beam on material science
research, and industrial applications.
CV: Wei-Kan Chu is a Cullen University Professor in Physics Department at University
of Houston. His research interest is related to ion-solid interaction and on Ion Beam
Characterization of Materials and Ion Beam Modification of Materials. He is also an
expert on High Temperature Superconductor applications in the area of HTS-magnetic
Bearing and Levitation Flywheels
The lecture is free for those not pursuing continuing education credit, and $15 for
those who desire to receive credit. For more information or to register, contact the
Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3530 or Physics Lecture Series Website.
Transcriptions, DNA Damage, and DNA Damage Response in Space
Dr. Honglu Wu Johnson Space Center NASA
In space, living organisms are exposed to microgravity, space radiation and other
environmental stress factors. One of the key questions in space life sciences is how
these organisms adapt to such a harmful environment at the molecular levels. In addition,
space radiation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated due to increased levels
of environmental and psychological stresses will induce damage in the DNA. Understanding
how spaceflight factors, microgravity in particular, impact the cellular responses
to DNA damage is essential for assessing the radiation risk for astronauts and the
mutation rate in microorganisms. To address these questions, we flew human fibroblasts
to the International Space Station (ISS) to investigate transcriptomic changes. We
also deliberately induced DNA damage in space to investigate the cellular response
to such damage in the microgravity environment. Results of our ISS study showed that
the effects of spaceflight on transcriptomics and DNA damage response are dependent
on cell growth conditions.
Professional Training in Cyber Security and Networking
Bayou Science and Mathematics Colloquium & Delta Computing and Engineering Colloquium
Series Spring 2017
Upcoming CSE Colloquium Series in Spring 2017 - Hosted by the College of Science and
Network engineers are crucial to an organization's data communications. With an average
salary of $78k per year, this sector of IT has excellent prospects for employment.
Employers are looking for experience and certifications from prospective employees.
The demand is high for Information Security Analysts. With a median pay of $90k per
year and expected growth rate of 18% through 2024, this sector of IT has excellent
prospects for employment. Employers are looking for experience and certifications
from prospective employees.
The Network Management and Security program can put you on the right track to fill
The Cyber Security Institute is pleased to announce it will be offering additional
opportunities for students interested in taking NMS 1: Fundamentals of Information
Security and/or NMS 2: Introduction to Network Technology.
Visit Cyber Security Institute website to learn more.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Student Services and Classroom Building
This event is for transfer and graduate students only
Here is your opportunity to apply and get admitted On-the-Spot! Learn about admission,
program requirements, financial aid, and scholarships!
Admissions Preview Highlights
Join us for a fun filled evening of snacks, mingling and fun informative workshops
to help you with a smooth transition to UHCL!
Attend workshops for admissions, financial aid, and scholarships
Take a tour of the campus
Turn in documents for On-the-Spot admission
Apply for admissions with help from counselors
Learn about our new Undergraduate Automatic Transfer Scholarships!
Bring friends and family with you
Have fun with snacks and meeting helpful admissions staff
All students wishing to participate in on-the-spot admissions MUST bring all official
transcripts and test scores with them. These items will not be returned. Documents
submitted to UHCL prior to Admissions Previews cannot be accessed for on-the-spot
admission. MHA/MBA, MHA, RN to BSN, Professional Psychology, Counseling, Doctorate-Educational
Leadership, freshman and international students are not eligible for On-the-Spot admission.
Although on-the-spot admission decisions are not available for these programs, Admissions
Preview is a wonderful opportunity to get more information about the programs, as
well as UHCL as a whole.