The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

2012 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

A one-and-a-half-day event featuring visionary talk and panel discussion, keynote speaker, poster presentations, and faculty and student presentations on bioinformatics and genomics research. The retreat is open to all Penn State faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. Attendance is free, but you must register by August 31st.
 

Event details

When

Sep 07, 2012 02:30 PM to 

Sep 08, 2012 05:35 PM

Where

Keller Building and Life Sciences Building, University Park 

Contact Person

Chris Morrissey
 

General Information

Directions, parking and lodging information

 

Workshop

There will also be a free  hands-on RNA-seq analysis workshop on Friday afternoon.

Please note: registration for the workshop is now closed.

 

Register for the retreat

Please note: registration for the retreat is now closed.

Program

Friday, September 7, 2012

When What Where
2:30-4:30pm

Hands-on RNA-seq workshop on Friday afternoon.

Tejaswini Mishra, Yihan Li

115 Keller Building
430-5:00pm Registration for the retreat First floor, Life Sciences Building
5:00-5:05pm Official opening remarks Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
5:05-6:05pm

Opening talks by panel members

TItle: "How do we understand genomic complexity and its evolution?"

The continuation of theory by other means (Dr. Kenneth Weiss)

Heterogeneity and complexity in modern biomedical research (Dr. Debashis Ghosh)

 Do the experiment! (Dr. Laura Carrel)

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
6:05-6:15pm Break/collect questions First floor, Life Sciences Building
6:15-7:00pm Panel discussion

Dr. Kenneth Weiss, Dr. Debashis Ghosh, Dr. Laura Carrel, Dr. Sarah Tishkoff

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
7:00pm- Dinner and poster session 1 Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

Saturday, September 8, 2012

When What Where
9:00-10:15am

Session 1 — Computational Genomics

Genome-wide interaction analysis using the Biofilter (Dr. Marylyn Ritchie)

Measure reproducibility of high-throughput biological experiments (Dr. Qunhua Li)

Massively parallel sequencing of FIV reveals compartmental structure differences among tissues in Dual and Single infections  (Yang Liu)

Context-dependent transcription factor activity revealed by integrated models of DNA-binding  (Dr. Shaun Mahony)

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
10:15-10:45am Coffee break First floor, Life Sciences Building
10:45-11:55am

Session 2  — Evolutionary Genomics

Tools for plant virus ecology and evolution (Dr. Marilyn Roossinck)

The evolution of virulence-associated diversity among classical Bordetella  (Jihye Park)

Phylogenomic analysis of cytochrome P450 proteins in Fungi (Venkatesh Moktali)

Conservation and extinction genomics of Malagasy Lemurs  (Dr. George Perry)

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
12:00-1:00pm

Keynote speaker

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania

African evolutionary genomics

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
1:00pm-2:30pm Lunch and poster session 2 Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building
2:30-4:00pm

Session 3 — Functional Genomics

Untangling the genetic basis of complex neurodevelopmental disorders  (Dr. Santhosh Girirajan)

Epigenetic regulation of lineage specificity during erythroid and megakaryocytic differentiation (Chris Morrissey)

ShortStack: Comprehensive annotation and quantification of small RNA genes  (Dr. Michael Axtell)

Detecting differential regulation of gene expression in five cell lines (Kuan-Bei Chen)

Dynamics of new virus infections in old hosts: embracing variation in host-virus interactions  (Dr. Mary Poss)

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
4:00-4:30pm Coffee break First floor, Life Sciences Building
4:30-6:00pm

Session 4 — Genetics

Systems level analysis of honey bee health  (Dr. Christina Grozinger)

Integration of DNA transposons dependent on genome landscapes  (Rebeca Campos-Sánchez)

Harnessing the genome of Theobroma cacao for accelerated plant breeding  (Dr. Mark Guiltinan)

Evolution and expression pattern of overlapping genes in the Drosophila genome  (Luyi Wo)

Regulation of stress erythropoiesis – transition from self renewal to differentiation  (Dr. Robert Paulson)

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
6:00-6:05pm Concluding remarks Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
6:05pm- Students' evening social Chris's House

* Meals are provided through the generosity of the Genetics program.

Poster session

Any registered participant can present a poster.

Students in the Bioinformatics and Genomics program are required to present a poster.

This is a great opportunity to discuss your research with faculty and students in the Bioinformatics and Genomics community at Penn State as well as with our distinguished keynote speaker!

Instructions for poster presenters