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Spring 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
January 18 Siyang Zheng
Penn State University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics with videoconference connection to Hershey room CG628
NGS for Liquid Biopsy - Analyses of Single Circulating Tumor Cells and Extracellular Vesicles from Blood Samples of Cancer Patients
January 25 Shefali Setia and Bo Zhang
Penn State University
Identifying genetic associations with variability in metabolic health and blood count laboratory values: Diving into the quantitative traits by leveraging longitudinal data from an EHR and Epigenetic Regulation in T-ALL by Ikaros
February 1 Marzia Cremona
Penn State University
Functional Motif Discovery for "Omics" Curves
February 8 A. Murat Eren
The University of Chicago
Hosted by: The Microbiome Center
Genome-resolved metagenomics: A perfect mixture of opportunities and challenges
February 15 Kasper Daniel Hansen
Johns Hopkins University
DNA methylation and chromatin accessibility in the normal human brain
February 22 Thanh Le and Bruce Chen
Penn State University
Gut Microbiome Dynamics Under Differentially Fatty Diets AND Investigating L1 Transposition with Functional Data Analysis
March 1 Ben Langmead
Johns Hopkins University
Unlocking sequence data archives with scalable software and resources
March 15 Michael DeGiorgio
Penn State University
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics with videoconference connection to Hershey room CG628
Uncovering regions of ancestral positive selection with ancient and modern DNA
March 22 Arjun Krishnan
Michigan State University
"Nobody knew health and disease could be so complicated" - Some integrative data-driven insights into underlying genetic mechanisms
March 29 Naomi Yamada and Samarth Rangavittal
Penn State University
Characterizing DNA-protein crosslinking points and binding sub-types in ChIP-exo and Assembly and analysis of Y-linked data from great apes
March 31
3:00PM
Marc S Greenblatt
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Pathogenic or Not? Classifying Genetic Variants in Lynch Syndrome by Integrating In Vitro, Computational, and Other Evidence
April 3
12:10PM
Jean-Luc Jannink
Cornell University
Hosted by: Department of Plant Biology
Genomic Selection and Purging Genetic Load in Cassava, An Outcrossing Clonally Ropagated Crop
April 5 Ross Hardison
Penn State University
Validated Systematic Integration of epigenomic data in hematopoiesis
April 12 Jason Ernst
University of California, Los Angeles
Computational Approaches for Deciphering the Non-coding Human Genome
April 19 Yogeshwar Kelkar
University of Rochester
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics with videoconference connection to Hershey room CG628
Evolutionary consequences of asexual reproduction on a wasp genome
April 26 Divyanshi Srivastava and Tarik Salameh
Penn State University
Titles: Characterizing the role of hox transcription factors in specifying motor neuron identity and Machine Learning and Pharmacogenomics in Multiple Sclerosis
May 3 Yi Xing
University of California, Los Angeles
Elucidating the Complexity of the Mammalian m6A Epitranscriptome
May 10 Michael Wu
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
Community level analysis of microbiome profiling studies using similarity based methods
May 17 Laura Carrel
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hosted by: The Center for Medical Genomics with videoconference connection to Hershey room CG624E
Variable expression from the inactive X chromosome: identifying tissue and individual differences and role in traits
May 24