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4th Annual Center for Medical Genomics Retreat

The Fourth Annual Retreat of the Center for Medical Genomics (part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences)

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Mar 25, 2014
from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM


University Conference Center, Penn State Hershey campus

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The Fourth Annual Retreat of the Center for Medical Genomics (part of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences) will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Penn State Hershey, University Conference Center.  The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Beth A. Tarini, M.D., University of Michigan, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. Dr. Tarini is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Genetics in Primary Care Institute. The retreat also will include short talks by Penn State faculty, a poster session, and networking activities.  A goal of this retreat is to provide current genomics information and education to the Penn State University research community, particularly researchers wishing to participate in medical research.  All sessions are open to all interested participants.

Registration is now open!!

Tentative Program

Time Program
9:00-10:00 AM  Arrival and registration of participants (continental breakfast); poster set-up
10:00-10:15 AM   Welcome and Overview of the Center (Kateryna Makova)
Introduce Keynote Speaker (Ian Paul)
10:15-11:15 AM     Keynote Speaker: Beth Tarini, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and communicable Diseases, University of Michigan
11:15-11:45 AM Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSU-UP)
Title: Comorbidity of neurodevelopmental phenotypes and the prevalence of autism     
11:45 AM-1:00 PM Lunch (provided to registrants)
Poster session
1:00-1:30 PM Sinisa Dovat, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pediatrics (PSU-HY)
Title: Epigenetic regulation of tumor suppression in leukemia
1:30-2:00 PM Carla Gallagher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences (PSU-HY)
Title: UGT Genetic Variation and Cancer Risk
2:00-2:15 PM             Keith Cheng: Overview of the PSU Zebrafish facility
2:15-3:00 PM Networking session and afternoon coffee break
3:00-3:30 PM Paul Medvedev, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering (PSU-UP)
Title: Algorithms for assembling big genomic data
3:30-4:00 PM Feng Yue, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSU-HY)
Title: A comparative and comprehensive analysis of cis-regulatory elements in the mouse genome 
4:00 PM Closing remarks (Kristin Eckert and Laura Carrel)