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Mathematical Genomics April 13, 2009 - April 15, 2009
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2009 over 7 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: January 13, 2009 over 7 years ago
Organizers David Galas (Institute for Systems Biology), Richard Olshen (Co-chair) (Stanford University), Rick Woychik (The Jackson Laboratory), Nancy Zhang (Co-chair) (Stanford University)

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The goal of the conference is to bring individuals from genetics and the mathematical sciences into closer contact so that they might share objectives and skills needed to advance both areas, and especially their intersection. After introductions, the conference will begin with a panel discussion on mathematical genomics by experts from different fields that make contact with the general subject of mathematical genomics. David Galas will chair the panel; there are commitments to participate from Peter Bickel, Wing Wong, and Rick Woychik. The conference will continue Monday evening with a session on new approaches to genomic profiling. Tuesday morning will be devoted to studies of human disease, particularly cancer and autism. That afternoon’s talks and discussion concern genomic analysis. Wednesday morning will be a session on model organisms because understanding them may bear upon understanding human disease. Leroy Hood has agreed to give a closing lecture Wednesday afternoon. Plans are for wide-ranging discussion. It will include particular new technologies for sequencing, human polymorphisms that predispose to autism, The Cancer Genome Atlas, Markov processes and their application to understanding copy number variation in malignant cells, and applications of combinatorics and pattern recognition to genetic problems. This conference is supported by a generous grant from Dr. J. Simons. Accomodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The cut-off date for reservations is March 27, 2009. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention the workshop name and reference the following code when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail: 0904MSRISY. The cut-off date for reservations is March 12, 2009.

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Apr 13, 2009
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  *Discussion Panel*
Peter Bickel (University of California, Berkeley), David Galas (Institute for Systems Biology), Wing Wong (Stanford University), Rick Woychik
05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
  Detecting Differentially Methylated Regions with Microarray Data
Rafael Irizarry
07:00 PM - 07:45 PM
  Statistical Inference in mRNA-Seq
Sandrine Dudoit (University of California, Berkeley)
Apr 14, 2009
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  SNPs and Copy Number Variants in Autism – What are we Missing?
Lauren Weiss
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Characterization of Allele-specific Copy Number in Tumor Genomes
Nancy Zhang (University of Pennsylvania)
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  A Bayesian Probabilistic Approach Toward Transforming Public Microarray Repositories Into Disease Diagnosis Databases
Haiyan Huang
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Integrated Approaches to Mapping Genome to Phenome
Xianghong Zhou
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  L.Pachter Talk
Lior Pachter (University of California, Berkeley)
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM
  In vitro data and the analysis of ChIP-seq and ChIP-chip experiments
James Bentley Brown
Apr 15, 2009
09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  "Chromosome organization and dynamics in C. elegans."
Abby Dernburg
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  Maximizing Information from Genetic Data
Greg Carter
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  'Genetics and systems medicine when n=1'
Joseph Nadeau
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  L. Hood Talk
Leroy Hood