Bioinformatics and Genomics

2016 Annual Retreat

The 2016 Bioinformatics and Genomics retreat was held on September 9th and 10th. The one and a half day retreat featured Dr. Richard Myers from HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as the keynote speaker. A number of faculty and student talks and a workshop session was held on September 10th. 

Itinerary

Friday, September 9, 2016

When

What

Where

4:00-4:35 PM

4:40 PM

Registration

Opening remarks

Lobby Life Science Building

4:45-5:45 PM

Session 1: New Faculty Moderator: Anurag Verma

Dr. Jesse Lasky : "Genomic basis of local adapatation to climate"

Dr. Lynn Lin : "New clustering method for single-cell flow and mass cytometry data"

Dr. Dokyoon Kim : "Multi-omics data integration for translational bioinformatics"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

5:45-5:55 PM

Break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

5:55-7:15 PM

Session 2: Machine Learning Moderator: Matthew Jensen

Dr. Shaun Mahony: " Machine learning in regulatory genomics"

Mr. Lin An: "A computational framework to predict chromatin interactions using genomic and epigenomic data"

Ms. Anna Okula: "A data driven approach to address clinical heterogeneity in COPD"

Dr. Yasser El-Manzalawy: "Protein-RNA interface prediction: advances, challenges, and future directions"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

7:20-9:30PM

Dinner and poster session 1

Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

Saturday, September 10, 2016

When

What

Where

8:30-9:00 AM

9:00-10:15 AM

Continental Breakfast

Session 3 Moderator: Theodora Maravegias

Mr. Wilfried Guiblet: "Local context in DNA sequence influences: the time between incorporation of consecutive bases"

Mr. Tao Yang: "HiCRep: Measuring the reproducibility of Hi-C experiment"

Mr. Seth Polydore: "sRNA transcriptome analysis in Arabidopsis thaliana rdr226 mutants"

Mr. Nabeel Ahmed: "A hundred fold variability in codon translation rates in yeast"

Mr. Mariano Russo: "Altered molecular profile in thyroid cancers from patients affected by the three mile island nuclear accident"

Lobby, Life Science Building

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

10:15-10:30 AM

Coffee break

First floor, Life Sciences Building

10:30-11:30 AM

Session 4 Moderator: Shefali Setia

Dr. George Perry: "Genomic-scale STR genotyping and analysis for non-model species and from non-invasive samples"

Dr. Feng Yue: "Identification of large-scale structural variations and their implications in tumorigenesis

Dr. Mike Lee: "Moving towards precision medicine: Implementing pharmacogenetics"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

11:30-12:30 PM

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard Myers: "Using genomics and genetics to understand human health and disease"

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

12:30-2:00 PM

Lunch and poster session 2

Third floor bridge, Life Sciences Building

2:00-5:00 PM

Session 5: Workshop Organizers: Samarth Rangavittal and Zachary Fuller

Introduction to Machine Learning

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

5:00-5:05 PM

Concluding remarks

Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building

6:00 PM

Students' evening social

TBD