Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

2014 Mid-Atlantic Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics (MAGES) Conference


10:00-10:20        Arrival and light breakfast

10:20-10:30        Harold Feldman (CCEB Director, University of Pennsylvania): Welcome and opening remarks

Session 1: Analysis of complex datasets

10:30-11:00        Dana Crawford (Vanderbilt University): Leveraging epidemiologic and clinical collections for genomic studies of complex traits

11:00-11:30        Dan Nicolae (University of Chicago): Methodological challenges in the transition from GWAS to sequencing

11:30-12:00        John Storey (Princeton University): Genetic and epigenomic determinants of environment-specific gene expression differences

12:00-1:30         Lunch

Session 2: Statistical models for integrated analytical methods

1:30-2:00        Sandrine Dudoit (University of California, Berkeley): Normalization and Differential Expression in RNA-Seq

2:00-2:30        Jun Zhu (Mount Sinai Medical School): Dynamic causal models for studying complex traits

2:30-3:00        Joel Bader (Johns Hopkins University): Gene-based and pathway-based tests of association

3:00-3:30        Coffee break

Session 3: Future developments in high-dimensional data analysis

3:30-4:00        Hongzhe Li (University of Pennsylvania): Integrative approaches to genomic studies of complex diseases

4:00-4:30        Marylyn Ritchie (Pennsylvania State University): Data fusion in the omic universe

4:30-5:30        Roundtable and Conclusions (Moderator: Andreas Scherer, Golden Helix)


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