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April 2018

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Suchi Saria, PhD

April 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austrian Auditorium, CRB, 415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19104
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Suchi Saria, PhD John C. Malone Assistant Professor of Computer Science Johns Hopkins University Individualizing Healthcare with Machine Learning Abstract: Healthcare is rapidly becoming a data-intensive discipline, driven by increasing digitization of health data, novel measurement technologies, and new policy-based incentives. Critical decisions about whom and how to treat can be made more precisely by layering an individual’s data over that from a population. In this talk, I will begin by summarizing open challenges associated with learning models from these data. Next, I will…

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May 2018

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Peter Kharchenko, PhD

May 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
BRB Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Peter Kharchenko, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics Harvard University Exploring human brain with single-cell transcriptional and epigenetic measurements Abstract: Single-cell genomic protocols provide powerful means for characterization of cell type and cell state composition in complex biological tissues. Human brain is by far the most complex organ, consisting of 100 billion spatially organized and functionally connected neurons, complemented by over a trillion other cells. In an effort to characterize major cell types of the human brain we used single-cell…

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2018 Institute for Biomedical Informatics/Genomics and Computational Biology Retreat

May 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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  Registration is closed.

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Informatics Day 2018

May 31, 2018
BRB Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Registration is open, but space is limited. To register, click here. Keynote lecture: Hamish Fraser, MBChB, MSc Associate Professor of Medical Science Brown University “Challenges and strategies in effective scale up OpenMRS and other eHealth systems in resource poor environments” Other speakers include: Mary Regina Boland, PhD, Assistant Professor of Informatics, PSOM Kathy Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor of Nursing Bimal R. Desai, MD, MBI, FAAP, Assistant Vice President & Chief Health Informatics Officer, CHOP Michael Draugelis, Chief Data…

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September 2018

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Nir Yosef, PhD

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nir Yosef, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science University of California Berkeley Details TBA

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October 2018

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Gill Bejerano, PhD

October 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austrian Auditorium, CRB, 415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19104
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Gill Bejerano, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Developmental Biology, Computer Science, Pediatrics, Biomedical Data Science Stanford University Automating and democratizing the future of genetic diagnosis Abstract: I will describe a number of works from our lab, focusing on Mendelian/monogenic disease diagnosis. The works combine elements from medical genetics, genomics, machine learning, natural language processing, cryptography and more. Taken together, these works start to paint a compelling picture for the future of genetic diagnosis. The talk will be aimed at both practicing…

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November 2018

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Melissa Gymrek, PhD

November 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
BRB Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Melissa Gymrek, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Medicine University of California San Diego Dissecting the contribution of repetitive genetic variation to human traits Recent studies have made substantial progress in identifying genetic variants associated with disease and molecular phenotypes in humans. However, these studies have primarily focused on single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), ignoring more complex variants that have been shown to play important functional roles. Here, I focus on short tandem repeats (STRs), one of the most…

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December 2018

CANCELED: Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Joel Dudley, PhD

December 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austrian Auditorium, CRB, 415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19104
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This event has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.

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January 2019

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Sarah Pendergrass, PhD, MS

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austrian Auditorium, CRB, 415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19104
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Sarah Pendergrass, Ph.D., M.S. Assistant Professor of Biomedical & Translational Informatics Geisinger Redefining our Understanding of Disease, Outcome, Phenotype and the Impact of Genetic Architecture through Electronic Health Records Disease is the sum of many parts, and risk, progression, and severity is not the same for each person. Working with large, phenotypically rich datasets, such as electronic health records (EHRs), we can leverage complexity to redefine our understanding of disease, outcome, and phenotype. Advancing how we use ever-expanding EHR data…

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February 2019

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Tandy Warnow, PhD

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
BRB Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Tandy Warnow, PhD Professor of Computer Science, Bioengineering University of Illinois Improving Bioinformatics Analyses using Ensembles of Hidden Markov Models Abstract: Profile Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) are statistical models that are in wide use in bioinformatics. In this talk I will present a novel way of using HMMs that improves many bioinformatics analyses. The key approach is to represent a multiple sequence alignment using a collection of profile HMMs, and then use this complex model to analyze new sequences. As…

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March 2019

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Kelly Frazer, PhD

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BRB Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Kelly Frazer, PhD Professor of Pediatrics Division Chief, Genome Information Sciences Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine University of California, San Diego Using iPS cells and derived cell types to functionally annotate human genetic variants Abstract: Over the past six years, Dr. Frazer’s lab has systematically derived and characterized a unique collection of iPSC lines from 222 individuals – referred to as iPSCORE (iPSC Collection for Omic Research). iPSCORE is currently being used to analyze genotype – molecular phenotype associations in…

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April 2019

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Cole Trapnell, PhD

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austrian Auditorium, CRB, 415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19104
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Cole Trapnell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Genome Sciences University of Washington Massively multiplex chemical transcriptomics at single cell resolution Abstract: High-throughput screens of bioactive compound libraries typically employ low-content assays, e.g. cell survival, which sharply limits what can be learned about mechanisms of action and off-target effects, and furthermore obscures heterogeneity in the responses of individual cells. Here we introduce sci-Chem, a method that employs “oligo hashing” to capture the global transcriptional responses of cells to a large number of…

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May 2019

Penn Bioinformatics Forum – Nir Yosef, PhD

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Austrian Auditorium, CRB, 415 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19104
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Nir Yosef, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science University of California Berkeley Details TBA

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Informatics Day 2019

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BRB Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Registration for this event is closed.

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June 2019

2019 Genomics and Computational Biology Retreat

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, click here. Invited Speakers: Georg Gerber, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School Member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty Chief, Division of Computational Pathology Co-Director, Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center Associate Pathologist, Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Barbara Stranger, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Genetic Medicine University of Chicago   Local Speakers: Linda Zhou GCB MD-PhD student, Phillips-Cremins Lab Dokyoon…

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