Annual Retreat 2010

August 2010 Section on Statistical Genetics (SSG) Two-day offsite retreat
(8/09 -8/10, 2010)

Alabama 4-H Center

Alabama 4-H Center
892 4-H Road
Columbiana, AL 35051

(205) 669-4241
Fax (205) 669-1364
http://www.aces.edu/4hcenter/

 

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  Agenda (PDF)

Mon 8/09/2010
Environmental Education Building Auditorium
 
Time Topic Speakers
8:00 AM Breakfast  
9:00 AM

Scientific Session I

  1. Gustavo de los Campos, PhD
    Whole-Genome Prediction of Genetic Predisposition in Humans: I-Promise and Potential II-Empirical Evidence.
  2. Guodong Wu
    Bayesian hierarchical models for quantification of methylation levels by sequencing
  3. Yann Klimintidis, PhD
    Signatures of natural selection at HIV-associated loci.
     

    Coffee Break

  4. Raymond McCubrey, PhD
    Beyond association: Modeling genetic effects on complex disease through intermediate phenotypes using Bayesian Networks with application to the GenHAT
  5. Erdal Cosgun, PhD
    Warfarin Dose Prediction with Machine Learning Techniques
11:00 AM Poster Session
12:30 AM Lunch
1:30 PM Break-out sessions Group 1:  Faculty
Group 2:  Fellows
Group 3:  Students
Group 4:  Programmers
Group 5:  Staff
3:00 PM Time on your own
  1. Swimming and Basketball are available at no charge.
  2. Putt-Putt is available for $3.00 per person.
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Campfire

 

Tue 8/10/2010
Check-out time is 10:00 AM, so bring your luggage to the meeting room
 
Time Topic Speakers
8:00 AM Breakfast  
9:00 AM

Scientific
Session II

  1. Ryan Irvin, PhD
    Genome wide association study of subcutaneous fat measured by MRI in HIV positive men
  2. Nathan Wineinger
    The misleading nature of current metrics used to assess linkage disequilibrium between SNPs and CNVs
  3. Lekki Woods, PhD
    LDL cholesterol particle size is a marker of the metabolic syndrome when considered in conjunction with VLDL cholesterol particle size
  4. Thomas Birkner
    Estimating a prevalence distribution by Pool Screening/Group Testing
  5. Charity Morgan, PhD
    The Use of Contrast-Enhancing Lesions to Predict Imminent Relapse in Multiple Sclerosis: Validating Cutter's Rule
11:00 AM

Break-out sessions
(reports & discussions)

Group 1:  Faculty
Group 2:  Fellows
Group 3:  Students
Group 4:  Programmers

12:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 AM

Scientific
Session III

  1. Amit Patki
    Genome wide association study of subcutaneous fat measured by MRI in HIV positive men
  2. Boshao Zhang, PhD
    Practical Consideration of Genotype Imputation: Sample Size, Window Size, Reference Choice and Untyped Rate
  3. Jun Li
    A Bayesian hierarchical model for detecting haplotype interacting effects in association studies
  4. Richard Kennedy, MD, PhD
    Multiple Imputation for Missing Data in Microarrays
  5. Ana Inés Vázquez
    Using Biologically Informed Models for Analysis of Gene Expression


4-H Center Dining Standard Menus for Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)