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Statistical Genomics Working Group

Meets the first Thursday of every month, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - lunch provided!
Location alternates between Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health.

Upcoming Meetings

4/5/18 - "Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of Clustered or Longitudinal RNA Sequencing Experiments", 5th Floor Goodman Conference Room, Room K522, National Jewish Health - Brian Vestal, Assistant Professor, Center for Genes, Environment, and Health at National Jewish Health

2018 Past Meetings

3/1/18 - "Prediction of Mutational Profiles from Repair Gene Expresssion with Vector-valued Kernels", Building 500, W3166 (Dean's Conference Room), Anschutz Medical Campus - Efren Cruz Cortes, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

1/31/18 - Precision Medicine Seminar "Adventures in COPD Genetics", Heitler Hall, National Jewish Health - Michael Cho, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2016-2017 Meetings

12/7/17 - 5th Floor Goodman Conference Room, Room K522, National Jewish Health - Megan Sorenson, PhD Student, Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, University of Colorado Denver - "Genetics and the Human Face: Studying Copy Number Variants in a Cohort of Bantu Africans"

11/2/17 - Rachel Blumhagen, MS, Graduate Student, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health - "Evidence of recent positive selection at loci conferring risk for pulmonary fibrosis"

10/5/17 - Katerina Kechris, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health - "CAPE: Combined Analysis of Pleiotropy and Epistasis" (Discuss Papers: Carter and Tyler)

9/7/17 - Chris Gignoux, PhD, Associate Professor, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine and Department of Biostatistics, CU Denver - "Leveraging Population Structure in the Investigation of the Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits"

6/1/17 - Erin Austin, Assistant Professor, CU Denver - "A New Semiparametric Approach to Finite Mixture of Regressions using Penalized Regression via Fusion."

4/6/17 - Pratyaydipta Rudra, PhD - Department of Biostatistics and Informatics - "Controlling False Discovery Rate for Grouped and Hierarchical Hypothesis Testing: Recent Advancements."

3/2/17 - Wen Zhou, PhD - Department of Statistics, Colorado State University - "Some new statistical testing procedures for gene expression analysis:  game against small n large p and complex dependency."

2/2/17 - Joseph Azofeifa - PhD Candidate in Computer Science, CU Boulder - "RNA Pol II modeling predicts transcription factor activity."

12/1/16 - Nicholas Rafaels, MS - Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine - "Findings from the 2016 American Society of Human Genetics Meeting."

11/3/16 - Rachel Blumhagen, PhD Candidate - "Exploring the landscape of allel-specific expression in nasal epithelium of asthmatic patients and simulating allele-specific read counts accounting for correlation."

10/6/16 - Dr. Audrey Hendricks - "A new method for genetic region association testing with massively different sequencing depths of coverage: An Update."

9/1/16 - Bryan Vestal, PhD Candidate, presenting current research with Dr. Jenny Shi and Dr. Pratyay Rudra, "Model based heritability scores for high-throughput sequencing data."

2015-2016 Meetings

6/2/16 - Audrey Hendricks - Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, UC Denver - "A new method for gene region association testing with massively different sequencing depths of coverage."

5/5/16 - Sean Jacobson, MS - National Jewish Health - "Common Genetic Polymorphisms Influence Measured Blood Biomarker Associations in COPD." 

4/7/16 - Katerina Kechris, PhD presenting two papers:  "Statistics requantitates the central dogma" (link to paper) and "System wide analyses have underestimated protein abundances and the importance of transcription in mammals" (link to paper).

3/3/16 - Dr. Jenny Shi  presenting "Inferring gene-gene interactions and functional modules using sparse canonical correlation analysis" (The Annals of Applied Statistics, 2015, Vol. 9, No. 1, 300-323)"

2/4/16 - Michael Snyder, PhD - Stanford School of Medicine - Keynote Address for the New Strategies and Challenges in Lung Proteomics and Metabolomics Workshop at National Jewish Health - "Integrative Omics for Managing Health and Disease"

1/7/16 - Meeting hosted by Dr. Weiming Zhang - Biostatistics and Informatics - "Improving Phenotypic Prediction by Combining Genetic and Epigenetic Associations"

12/3/15 - Panel Discussion hosted by Dr. Stephanie Santorico - Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Colorado Denver: "Open Questions in Statistical Genetics and Genomics"

11/5/15 - Meeting hosted by Joanne Cole -Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program - "Using Extended Genealogy to Estimate Components of Heritability for 23 Quantitative and Dichotomous Traits"

10/1/15 - Journal Club hosted by Dr. Laura Saba, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - "Integration of disease association and eQTL data using a Bayesian colocalisation approach highlights six candidate causal genes in immune-mediated diseases"

9/3/15 - Journal Club hosted by Dr. Tasha Fingerlin - National Jewish Health

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