The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

2015 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

The 2015 Bioinformatics and Genomics retreat will be held from August 28th and 29th.  The one and a half day retreat will feature Dr. Eric Schadt, Director of Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, as the keynote speaker. There will also be a wide range of faculty and student talks as well as a workshop session on the 29th. The retreat is open to everyone and attendance is free, but you must register before August 21st.

Event details

When

Aug 28, 2015 05:00 PM to 

Aug 29, 2015 05:00 PM

Where

Life Sciences Building, University Park 

Contact Person

Ruowang Li
 

General Information

Directions, parking and lodging information

 

Register for the retreat

Registration is closed

 

Workshop

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

 

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Itinerary 

Friday, August 28, 2015

 

When

What

Where

4:50-5:00pm

 

Registration

 

Opening remarks

Lobby Life Science Building

5:00-6:20pm

Session 1 

Dr. Dan Kifer : "The voter turnout paradox and the availability of biomedical data" 

 

Dr. Kamesh Madduri : "The SPRITE pipeline for genomic variant calling"

 

Dr. Christina Grozinger : "Sociogenomics of cooperation and conflict in social insect societies"

 

Dr. Phil Bevilaqua : "Genome-wide profiling of RNA structure"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

6:20-6:30pm

Break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

6:30-7:30pm

Keynote Speaker

 Dr. Eric Schadt (Mount Sinai, New York)

"Linking patient acquired data with molecular and electronic medical record data to construct predictive models of disease"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

7:30pm-

Dinner and poster session 1

Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When

What

Where

8:30am

 

8:45-10:10am

Continental Breakfast

 

Session 2

Dr. Yu Zhang : "New IDEAS for joint genome segmentation across many cell types"

 

Yafei Lyu : "A semi-parametric statistical model for integrating gene expression profiles across different platforms"

 

Dr. Le Bao : "Assigning viruses from sequence count data via a mixture model"

 

Zach Fuller : "The genomic consequences and molecular evolution of segregation distortion in Drosophila pseudoobscura"

 

Monika Cechova Michalovova: "Comparative Analysis of the Y Chromosome Genomes from Great Apes"

Lobby Life Science Building

 

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

10:10-10:30am

Coffee break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

10:30-11:45am

Precision Medicine Session 

Dr. Jim Broach : "Genomics of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: identification of the missing heritability"

 

Lucilla Pizzo : "The 16p12.1 deletion as a paradigm for understanding the complex genetics of intellectual disability disorders"

 

Dr. Darrin Bann: "Genomic studies of familial and sporadic thyroid cancers"

 

Dr. Sinisa Dovat : "Epigenetic regulation of gene expression by Ikaros and Casein Kinase II in leukemia"
 
 
 

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

11:45-12:30pm

Special invited talk

Dr. Marylyn Ritchie : "Electronic health records and genomics - a dynamic duo for precision medicine"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

12:30-2:00pm

Lunch and poster session 2

Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

2:00-5:00pm

Session 2

Data Visualization Workshop

 

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

 

5:00-5:05pm

Concluding remarks

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

6:00pm-

Students' evening social

TBD

 

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