Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology, and Statistics (SAGES)


10:00-10:20       Registration and light breakfast

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

Session 1 (Moderator: Ingo Ruczinski, Johns Hopkins University)

10:30-11:00       Richard Bonneau (New York University): Connecting the Immune System and the Microbiome through Dynamic Network Inference

11:00-11:30       Mingyao Li (University of Pennsylvania): Statistical Modeling of RNA Sequencing Data

11:30-12:00       Jianxin Shi (National Cancer Institute): Detection of Regulatory Hotspots in Highly Dimensional Genomic Data

12:00-1:30         Lunch and Poster Session

Session 2 (Moderator: Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Columbia University)

1:30-2:00           Hongkai Ji (Johns Hopkins University): Big Data Methods for Dissecting Variations in High-Throughput Genomic Data

2:00-2:30           Stephen Montgomery (Stanford University): Identifying the Extent and Impact of Rare Non-Coding Variants

2:30-3:00           Eleazar Eskin (University of California Los Angeles): Known and Unknown Confounding Factors in Genetic Studies

3:00-3:30           Coffee break

Session 3 (Moderator: Joan Bailey-Wilson, National Human Genome Research Institute)

3:30-4:00           Xihong Lin (Harvard University): Analysis of Integrated Genetics and Genomics

4:00-4:30           Nancy Cox (Vanderbilt University): Getting to Real Integration Across Omics

4:30-5:00           Final discussion and conclusions

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