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Fall 2017

● 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
August 30 Fereydoun Hormozdiari
University of California, Davis
Hosted by: Dr. Santhosh Girirajan
Genetic Structural Variation and Modules Discovery in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
September 6 Matthew Weirauch
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Mahony
Gene Regulation in Health and Disease
September 13 Rori Rohlfs
San Francisco State University
Hosted by: Dr. Michael DeGiorgio
Detecting Signatures for Adaptive Changes in Gene Expression
September 20 Sarah Craig
Penn State University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
Zoom URL
Infant Weight Gain Trajectories Linked to Oral Microbiome Composition
September 27 Nabeel Ahmed and Monika Cechova
Penn State University
Zoom URL
Titles: Evolutionarily Encoded Translation Kinetics Coordinate Co-Translational Ssb Chaperone Binding in Yeast and Heterochromatin Turnover Among Great Apes: Species and Gender Differences
October 4 Joseph Lachance
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hosted by: Dr. Michael DeGiorgio
Evolutionary History and the Genomic Health of Ancient and Modern Human
October 11 Wilfried Guiblet, Marzia Cremona, and Monika Cechova
Penn State University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
Zoom URL
Non-B DNA Affects Polymerization Speed and Error Rate in Sequencers and Living Cells
October 18
3:45PM
Wei Wang
University of California, San Diego
Hosted by: Dr. Feng Yue
Zoom URL
Comparative Epigenomics in Human and Mouse
October 23
12:00PM
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Ellen Leffler
University of Oxford
The MNS blood group and resistance to malaria
October 25
12:00PM
Benjamin Liebeskind
University of Texas at Austin
Evolutionary proteomics of the nervous system
October 25 Matthew Jensen and Blair Zhang
Penn State University
Zoom URL
Gene Interaction Models of Rare Pathogenic Copy-Number Variants and Uncovering the Role of Case-Control Sample Size for Rare Variant Association Analysis through a Simulation Study
October 30
12:00PM
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
Yifei Huang
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Learning Sequence Function through the Lens of Evolution: Inference of Natural Selection by Unifying Machine Learning and Population Genetics
November 1 James Taylor
Johns Hopkins University
Hosted by: Dr. Francesca Chiaromonte
Zoom URL
Chromosome Conformation in Context
November 8 David Ray
Texas Tech University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
Zoom URL
Studies of Genome Evolution in Non-traditional Model Organisms
November 15 To be announced
Hosted by: Dr. Feng Yue
Zoom URL
To be announced
November 29 Vijay Kumar and Victoria Li
Penn State University
Zoom URL
An Ensemble Approach to Detect True Copy-Number Variations (CNV) Using Exomes and Evaluation of Predixcan for GWAS Prioritization and Gene Expression Prediction
December 6 Steve Hicks
Penn State College of Medicine
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics
Zoom URL
The MicroRNA Landscape of Maternal Breast Milk