Thank you for your participation in SAGES 2018  —  #SAGES18

Please save the date for SAGES 2019 on Friday, June 7, 2019

The Center for Genetics and Complex Traits (CGACT) of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania held its 6th annual Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology and Statistics (SAGES) on June 1, 2018 in the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium of the Smilow Center for Translational Research in Philadelphia, PA.


  • Hilary Finucane, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard: Identifying disease-relevant cell types from GWAS data
  • Michael Hoffman, University of Toronto: Virtual ChIP-seq: predicting transcription factor binding by learning from the transcriptome
  • Jeffrey T. Leek, Johns Hopkins: Improving the value of public genomic data with phenotype prediction
  • Iain Mathieson, University of Pennsylvania: Tracking complex traits over space and time with ancient DNA
  • Shyamal Peddada, University of Pittsburgh: Constrained statistical inference for the analysis of microbiome data
  • Stephanie A. Santorico, University of Colorado Denver: Genetic risk prediction for complex traits and its relationship to sub-phenotypes in vitiligo
  • Wei Sun, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Omic data-based biomarkers for cancer immunotherapy

Organizing Committee:

  • Marcella Devoto, Chair, University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Joan Bailey-Wilson, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University
  • Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Columbia University
  • Hongzhe Li, University of Pennsylvania
  • Nandita Mitra, University of Pennsylvania
  • Adam Naj, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ingo Ruczinski, Johns Hopkins University

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by grant R13 HG007809 from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does it mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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