The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

2014 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

The retreat consists of a one-and-a-half day meeting featuring a keynote speaker, faculty and student talks, data visualization workshop and poster presentations. This year we are honored to host the leader in Computational Genomics, Dr. Peter J. Park as the keynote speaker. The retreat is open to everyone. Attendance is free, but you must register by September 4th.

Event details

When

Sep 12, 2014 04:00 PM to 

Sep 13, 2014 05:00 PM

Where

Life Sciences Building, University Park 

Contact Person

Rohit Reja
 

General Information

Directions, parking and lodging information

Register for the retreat

Registration is now closed.

 

Workshop

There will be a free hands on data visualization workshop on Saturday afternoon.

 

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Program (*schedule subject to change)

Friday, September 12, 2014

 

When

What

Where

3:50-4:00pm

4:00-4:05pm

Coffee

 

Opening remarks

 

4:05-5:45pm

Session 1 

Dr. Kateryna Makova : "Maternal Age Effect and Severe Germline Bottleneck in the Inheritance of Human Mitochondrial DNA" **

Dr. Raquel Assis : "Functional evolution of duplicate genes in Drosophila and mammals"

Dr. Michael DeGiorgio : "A likelihood-based approach for detecting selective sweeps"

Dr. William Noid : "Deciphering the glycosylation code"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

5:45-5:50pm

Break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

5:50-7:00pm

Keynote Speaker

 Dr. Peter J Park (Harvard University)

"Discovering somatic alterations in cancer genomes using whole-genome sequencing"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

7:00pm-

Dinner and poster session 1

Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

Saturday, September 13, 2014

When

What

Where

8:30am

 

9:00-10:30am

Coffee and breakfast

 

Session 2

Dr. Ed O'Brien : "Physical Bioinformatics: Transcriptome-wide codon translation rates in yeast have broad distributions and diverse origins"

Rohit Reja : "Transcription Factor Organization at Ribosomal Protein Genes"

Dr. Feng Yue : "Dynamic Enhancer Landscapes during Pancreatic differentiation of human ES cells"

Yin Tang : "Hidden RNA codes revealed from the plant in vivo RNA structurome"

Dr. Vasant Honavar :"Computational Prediction of Macromolecular Interfaces, Interactions, and Complexes"

 

 

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

10:30-10:45am

Coffee break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

10:45-12:30pm

Session 3  

Dr. Georgia Dunston : "Introducing a Biophysics Perspective on the Science of Human Genome Information Dynamics in Population Genomics" **

Arslan Zaidi : "The world face space: Modeling the effects of genetic ancestry on 3D facial shape"

Dr. Judie Ann Howrylak : "Integrative Genomics Approaches to Acute Respiratory Distress"

Jason Miller : "RIP-seq provides new insight on how RNA is regulated"
 
Dr. Dajiang J. Liu : "Unveiling the genetic architecture of lipids levels via large scale meta-analysis"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

12:30-2:00pm

Lunch and poster session 2

Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

2:00-3:20pm

Session 4 -- Visualization Workshop

 Dr. Sarah Pendergrass, Dr. Stephen W. Schaeffer and Anastasia Lucas

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

 

3:20-3:40pm

Coffee break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

3:40-5:00pm

Session 5 — Visualization Workshop

 Dr. Sarah Pendergrass, Dr. Stephen W. Schaeffer and Anastasia Lucas

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

 

5:00-5:05pm

Concluding remarks

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

6:00pm-

Students' evening social

TBD

 ** - Special talks

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