Student-organized retreats are held annually and feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, poster sessions, and research presentations by faculty members and students in the Bioinformatics and Genomics graduate program. Attendance is free.
2019 Annual Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat
When: September 27 - 28 2019
Where: Berg Auditorium, Huck Life Sciences Building
Who: Open to everyone, registration required
The 2019 Bioinformatics and Genomics retreat will be held on Friday, September 27 and Saturday September 28 and will feature Dr. Jane Carlton, from New York University as the keynote speaker. She will be presenting her talk: "Characterizing the New York City Urban Microbiome". There will also be a wide range of faculty and student talks, poster sessions and a workshop. The retreat is open to everyone and attendance is free, but you must register before Sep 18th. Registration provides us with the headcount that is critical for organizing the event.
Poster Session: We strongly encourage you to bring a poster to the retreat. The poster session will be held concurrently with the Saturday lunch.
Lightning Talks: We will be holding two sessions of lightning talks by graduate students. The lightning talk will be of 90 seconds duration and you will be permitted to use only ONE powerpoint slide. If you are interested in presenting your work in this format, please register. Please note: You do not have to present a poster in order to give a lightning talk.
Workshop: How to Explain Your Job to Family/Friends Outside the Sciences: A Science Communication Workshop. This student-run workshop will be held on Saturday. Students will learn about key factors of science communications and leave the workshop with a two-minute “elevator speech” ready for usage.
|Session Index||Time||Description/Speaker||Talk Title|
|4:45-5:05||Keith Cheng||Changing the World Together Through a Computational Phenomics|
|Session 2||5:10-5:30||Maggie Niu||Effective Communication for Successful Collaboration|
|5:30-5:50||Xiang Zhan||Fine-Mapping the Microbiome with Confidence|
|5:50-6:10||Suzanne Gonzalez||Genetics of Bipolar Disorder and Related Clinical Phenotypes|
|6:10-7:00||Special: Nikolay Dokholyan||Molecular Design for Research and Therapeutics|
|Saturday||8:30 - 9:00||Breakfast|
|Session 3||9:00-9:20||Lightning Talks|
|9:20-9:40||Emily Davenport||Simultaneously Modeling Host Genetics and Microbiome Impact on Immune-Related Traits|
|9:40-10:00||Andrew Patterson||Microbes and Chemical Currency|
|10:00-10:20||Yifei Huang||Predicting Effects of Human Genetic Variation with Evolution-Guided Deep LearningModels|
|10:20-10:40||Elizabeth Proctor||Systems Pathology: Connecting the Pieces of Complex Disease Physiology|
|Session 5||11:00-11:20||George Perry||Rainforest Hunter-Gatherer Evolutionary Genomics|
|11:20-12:20||Keynote: Jane Carlton||Characterizing the New York City Urban Microbiome|
|12:20-2:00||Lunch & Posters|
|2:00 - 4:30||Workshop|