1ST SHORT COURSE ON STATISTICAL GENETICS AND GENOMICS

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When: Mon 7/18/2011 - Fri 7/22/2011
Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham
1670 University Blvd., Volker Hall Lecture Room D
Birmingham AL 35294-0019
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Lodging Options:
Doubletree Hotel Birmingham
808 South 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205
http://www.birmingham.doubletree.com
(205) 933-9000
*mention that you are coming at the request of UAB for our short course for the rate ($129/night & $88/night gov’t)

 

  • Overview & Agenda
  • Faculty & Board
  • Contact

Major efforts are under way to uncover the specific genetic components of many complex human disorders and quantitative traits. These efforts are generating an unprecedented wealth of data that requires sophisticated statistical analysis in order to maximize the information gleaned from each study. Likewise, many advances have been made in statistical methods for the study of complex genetic traits, and new statistical methods continue to be promulgated. To expedite and significantly advance the search for specific genes that predispose to these complex traits, we propose a series of annual hands-on short courses on statistical genetics and statistical genomics which will enable a far greater number of researchers, including clinical researchers, to participate in, contribute to, and lead such research. These short courses will help equip students, post-doctoral fellows, junior investigators and senior investigators new to the field with the statistical genetic approaches necessary to expedite genomic discovery. The courses will be taught by leading experts in statistical genetics/genomics. Each 5-day course will provide substantial "hands-on" computer training that will effectively increase the number and the expertise of investigators who are pursuing genetic and genomic research. We expect approximately 50 students to attend each course, allowing for intensive interaction between students and faculty. Lectures will be supplemented with extensive discussion sessions, handouts, presentation of worked examples, and interactive demonstrations of statistical genetic data analyses. Finally, we will also initiate a new bursary service, providing funding for 10 course participants to travel to visit a course faculty member of their choice to help initiate or finish a particular project. This will provide an unprecedented collaborative opportunity for course participants and faculty.

Schedule of Events: Agenda

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Mon 7/18/2011
Time Speaker Topic Resource(s)
08:00 - 08:30 Richard Sarver Registration  
08:30 - 08:45 Hemant Tiwari PhD Introductory Remarks  
08:45 - 09:45 Harold Kincaid PhD Scientific integrity and misconduct issues Video
09:45 - 10:00   BREAK
10:00 - 11:00 Gregory Pence PhD Ethical issues in the design and conduct of human genetic research Video
11:00 - 11:15   BREAK
11:15 - 12:15 Suzanne M. Leal PhD Introduction to Genetics & Genomics Video
12:15 - 01:30   LUNCH
01:30 - 03:00 Warren Ewens PhD Introduction to Biostatistics Video
03:00 - 03:15   BREAK
03:15 - 04:15 Jelai Wang Introduction to ssglabvm, a virtual software lab  
04:15 - 06:15 Drs Duarte & de los Campos Introduction to R & Bioconductor  

 

Tue 7/19/2011
Time Speaker Topic Resource(s)
08:00 - 09:15 Suzanne M. Leal PhD Rare Variants & Exome Sequencing Video
09:15 - 09:30   BREAK
09:30 - 10:45 Carl Langefeld PhD Design, Analysis and interpretation of GWAS Video
10:45 - 11:00   BREAK
11:00 - 12:15 Mahlet G. Tadesse PhD Structural Variation & Human Diseases (CNV Analysis) Video
12:15 - 01:30   LUNCH
01:30 - 02:45 Faculty Open Discussion
02:45 - 03:00   BREAK
03:00 - 06:00 Mr. Wang, Patki & Dr. Tadesse PLINK, GWA-Test Driver, PENNCNV  

 

Wed 7/20/2011
Time Speaker Topic Resource(s)
08:00 - 09:15 Christina Kendziorski PhD Processing & Design of Microarray Experiments Video
09:15 - 09:30   BREAK
09:30 - 10:45 Christina Kendziorski PhD Processing and design of RNA-seq experiments and systems biology Video
10:45 - 11:00   BREAK
11:00 - 12:15 Kimberly F Sellers PhD Analyzing Proteomics Data Video
12:15 - 01:30   LUNCH  
01:30 - 02:45 Faculty Open Discussion
02:45 - 03:00   BREAK
03:00 - 06:00 Drs. Cui and Zhi Affy, RMANOVA, POWER ATLAS, Exome Sequence data analysis  
07:00 - 09:00 Participants & Faculty Social and Dinner
Heritage 2 - Doubletree by Hilton Birmingham | 808 South 20th St
 

 

Thu 7/21/2011
Time Speaker Topic Resource(s)
08:00 - 09:15 Shili Lin PhD Epigenomics methods Video
09:15 - 09:30   BREAK
09:30 - 10:45 Alison Motsinger-Reif PhD Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics Video
10:45 - 11:00   BREAK
11:00 - 12:15 Nicholas J Schork PhD Next Phase of Human Genetics/ NGS Video
12:15 - 01:30   LUNCH
01:30 - 02:45 Faculty Open Discussion
02:45 - 03:00   BREAK
03:00 - 06:00 Mr. Wang & Dr. Lin Epigenetic Analysis, GWAS Imputation software  

 

Fri 7/222011
Time Speaker Topic Resource(s)
08:00 - 09:15 David Conti PhD Pathway based approaches for genome-wide association studies Video
09:15 - 09:30   BREAK
09:30 - 10:00 All Faculty Open Discussion
10:00 - 12:30 Drs. L. Kelly Vaughan & Conti Pathways Analysis software  
12:30 - 07:00   Lunch & site seeing on your own

 

UAB Faculty:

External Faculty:

Full List of Rotating Faculty can be found by Click here.

Advisory Board:

  • Robert C Elston, PhD - Statistical Genetics/Genomics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Suzanne M Leal, PhD - Linkage/ Association, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor University, Houston
  • John K Hewitt, PhD - Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
 

Contact Information:

Logistics: Richard Sarver
Department of Biostatistics
1665 University Blvd, RPHB 414
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 975-9169
Email: rsarver@uab.edu

Scientific: Hemant K Tiwari, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
1665 University Blvd, 420B
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: (205) 934-4907
Email: htiwari@uab.edu

 
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Funding Sources:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) SSG

NIGMS Disclaimer:
This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) under Grant No. R25GM093044. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NIGMS.