2019 Annual Retreat

Grad Student listening to a presentation

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 IndexTimeDescription/SpeakerTalk Title
Session 14:20-4:25Welcome
4:25-4:45Lightning Talks
4:45-5:05Keith ChengChanging the World Together Through a Computational Phenomics
Session 25:10-5:30Maggie NiuEffective Communication for Successful Collaboration
5:30-5:50Xiang ZhanFine-Mapping the Microbiome with Confidence
5:50-6:10Suzanne GonzalezGenetics of Bipolar Disorder and Related Clinical Phenotypes
6:10-7:00Special: Nikolay DokholyanMolecular Design for Research and Therapeutics
Saturday8:30 - 9:00Breakfast
Session 39:00-9:20Lightning Talks
9:20-9:40Emily DavenportSimultaneously Modeling Host Genetics and Microbiome Impact on Immune-Related Traits
9:40-10:00Andrew PattersonMicrobes and Chemical Currency
10:00-10:20Yifei HuangPredicting Effects of Human Genetic Variation with Evolution-Guided Deep LearningModels
10:20-10:40Elizabeth ProctorSystems Pathology: Connecting the Pieces of Complex Disease Physiology
Session 511:00-11:20George PerryRainforest Hunter-Gatherer Evolutionary Genomics
11:20-12:20Keynote: Jane CarltonCharacterizing the New York City Urban Microbiome
12:20-2:00Lunch & Posters
2:00 - 4:30Workshop

Previous Retreats

2018 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

2017 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

2016 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

2015 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

2014 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

2013 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat

2012 Bioinformatics and Genomics Retreat