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Fall 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.
● Live video is also available in room HCAR1101 at Hershey.
● PSU faculty can nominate speakers via this form
Date Presenter(s) Topic
August 22 Nikolay V. Dokholyan
Penn State College of Medicine
Hosted by: The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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Multiscale Modeling and Design of Biological Molecules
August 29 Debmalya Nandy and Lucilla Pizzo
Penn State University
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Debmalya: Covariate Information Number for Feature Screening in Ultrahigh-Dimensional Supervised Learning; Lucilla: 16p12.1 Deletion as a Model for the Complex Genetics of Neurodevelopmental Disease
September 5 Bob Harris
Penn State University
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1) Noise Cancelling Repeat Finder 2) Sabutan
September 12 Angelika Heissl
Johannes Kepler University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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Poly-A Tracts and Their Influence on Human Meiotic Recombination
September 19 Saurabh Sinha
University of Illinois
Hosted by: The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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Statistical and Biophysics-inspired Methods for Discovery of Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
September 26 Xueyuan Jiang and Mehreen Mughal
Penn State University
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Xueyuan: Functional evolution of duplicate genes in animals and plants; Mehreen: Localizing and Classifying Adaptive Targets with Trend Filtered Regression
October 3 Aaron Quinlan
University of Utah
Hosted by: Santhosh Girirajan
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Constrained Coding Regions and Patterns of Germline Mutation Revealed by Large, Multi-Generational Human Pedigrees
October 10 Arslan Zaidi
Penn State University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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Investigating Mito-nuclear Interactions in Admixed Human Populations
October 17 Suming Huang
Penn State College of Medicine
Hosted by: Ross Hardison
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Chromatin Boundary and lncRNA Coordinate to Control HSC Function and Leukemogenesis
October 24 Aakrosh Ratan
University of Virginia
Hosted by: The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
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Driver Genes and Gene Sets in Cancer
October 31 Bo Zhang and Jordan Hughey
Penn State University
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De Novo Assembly of Zebrafish Genome AND Identifying Target Genes for Regulatory Variants and Fine Mapping Causal Variants of Smoking and Drinking Addiction Related Traits
November 7 Vaishali Katju
Texas A&M University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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Spontaneous Mutation through the Lens of Experimental Evolution: Genomic Insights from a Simple Worm
November 14 Molly Hall
Penn State University
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November 28 Divyanshi Srivastava and Ana Kenney
Penn State University
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Divyanshi: Characterizing the Sequence and Chromatin Determinants of Transcription Factor Binding with Deep Neural Networks Ana: Harnessing Longitudinal Data to Derive a New Genetic Risk Score for Childhood Obesity
December 12 TBA
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Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
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