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Spring 2018

● The Weekly Wednesday Wartik Genomics Lecture Series (WWWGLS) is held in 501 Wartik Lab (large commons area) on Wednesdays at 4pm, unless noted otherwise.
● Coffee, tea, and cookies are usually served in advance.
● PSU faculty can nominate speakers via this form
Date Presenter(s) Topic
January 12
3:00PM
Dan Mishmar
Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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Mitochondrial Transcriptional Regulation - More Complex Than Once Thought
January 17 Sally Mackenzie
Penn State University
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Decoding Cytosine Methylation Toward Epigenetic Memory in Plants
January 24 Christopher (Casey) Brown
University of Pennsylvania
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Gene Expression as a Model and a Tool for the Dissection of Complex Trait Mechanisms
January 31 Naomi Yamada & Alexandre Harris
Penn State University
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Titles: Characterizing Protein-DNA Binding Event Subtypes in ChIP-exo Data and Detection and Classification of Recent Selective Sweeps in Ancestral and Modern Populations from Unphased Genomes
February 7 Molly Hall
Penn State University
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Beyond Genome-wide Association Studies: Computational Tools To Identify Complex Associations Predictive Of Common Disease
February 14 David Koslicki
Oregon State Univ.
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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CMash: Probabilistic Analysis of Metagenomic Data
February 21 Dajiang Liu
Penn State College of Medicine
Hosted by: CCBB
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Efficient Computational Methods for Biobank Scale Datasets
February 28 Lin An & Lila Rieber
Penn State University
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LIN AN: Uncovering the Hierarchical Conformation of Topologically Associating Domains from Hi-C Data; LILA RIEBER: Locus-specific Changes in 3D Chromosome Conformation
March 14 CANCELLED Gregory Cooper
CANCELLED HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
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CANCELLED Genomic Diagnosis of Developmental Disabilities
March 21 Kristoffer Sahlin
Penn State University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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IsoCon: Deciphering Highly Similar Multigene Family Transcripts from Iso-Seq Data
March 28 Rahul Vegesna & Xiaoheng Cheng
Penn State University
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Rahul: Expression and Copy Number Variation in Ampliconic Genes on the Y Chromosome of Great Apes; Xiaoheng: Detecting Shared Balancing Selection in the Absence of Trans-species Polymorphisms
April 4 CANCELED: Lauren Weiss
University of CA, San Francisco
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The pERKs of Being a Modifier... and Other Stories from Complex Trait Genetics
April 11 Peter Wilton
University of California, Berkeley
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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A Population-Phylogenetic Approach to Understanding Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy
April 18 CANCELED: Harold Pimentel
Stanford University
Hosted by: Shaun Mahony, CCBB
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Fast and Accurate RNA-Seq Analysis with Kallisto and Sleuth
April 25 Hillary Koch & Yafei Lyu
Penn State University
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Hillary: A Model-Based Approach to Comparative Analysis of the Clone Size Distribution of the T Cell Receptor Repertoire Yafei: Condition-adaptive Fused Graphical Lasso (CFGL): An Adaptive Procedure for Inferring Condition-specific Gene Co-expression Network
May 2 Mingyao Li
University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by: Qunhua Li, CCBB
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Statistical Modeling of Cellular Heterogeneity by Single-cell RNA Sequencing
May 9 Jian Ma
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Hosted by: Dr. Feng Yue, CCBB
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Algorithms for Probing Nuclear Genome Organization
May 16 Matthias Weissensteiner
Uppsala University, Sweden
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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Crow Genomics – Populations, Phenotypes and Genome Structure
May 23 Fan Song & Guanjue Xiang
Penn State University
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Fan Song: The Role of MeCP2 in Chromatin Conformation; Guanjue Xiang: PKnorm: Normalizing Sequencing Depth and Signal-to-noise Ratio Between Epigenomic Data
June 1
3:00PM
Juilee Thakar
University of Rochester Medical Center
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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Making Sense of Human Immune Responses- High Dimensional Data, Knowledge and Computational Modeling