PH 296, Section 003

Statistics and Genomics Seminar

Spring 2005

Time: Thursday 4--5pm
Location:334 Evans Hall
Organizer: Professor Mark J. van der Laan

Program from previous semesters

For directions to Evans Hall, please consult the campus map.

Graduate Group in Computational and Genomic Biology

Registration information:

PH 296, Section 003
Course control number: 76491.
2 units, register with the SF grade option.

N.B. No discussion session, only the Thursday Seminar.

Thursday, January 27th

Speaker: Niko Beerenwinkel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley.
Title: Estimating evolutionary pathways by mutagenetic trees.

Thursday, February 3rd

Speaker: Dr. Julia Brettschneider, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley.
Title: Quality measures for Affymetrix chips.

Thursday, February 10th

Speaker: Ingileif B. Hallgrimsdottir, PhD Student, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley.
Title: Detecting Gene Interaction in Affected Sib-Pair Linkage Analysis.

Thursday, February 17th

Speaker: Dr. Dmitry Korkin, Andrej Sali Lab, Departments of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF.
Title: Localization of protein binding surfaces within families of proteins.

Thursday, February 24th

Speaker: Professor Marcie McClure, Montana State University, Bozeman.
Title: The Genome Parsing Suite: a Method to Rapidly Identify and Characterize Retroid Agents in Genomes.

Thursday, March 3rd

Speaker: Professor Robert Kass, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University.
Title: TBA.

Thursday, March 10th

Speaker: Dr. Catherine Metayer, Buffler Group, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.
Title: Environmental Exposures and the Molecular Epidemiology of Childhood Leukemia:  The Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study.

Thursday, March 17th

Speaker: Professor Dan Gusfield, Department of Computer Science, UC Davis.
Title: Efficient Computation of Close Upper and Lower Bounds on the Number of Recombinations Needed in Evolutionary History.

Thursday, March 24th

Spring Recess.

Thursday, March 31st

Speaker: Dr. Biao Xing, Genentech.
Title: Statistical methods for constructing transcriptional regulatory networks.

Thursday, April 7th

Speaker: Dr. Eran Halperin, The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI).
Title: Efficient Haplotype Analysis Tools.

Thursday, April 14th

Speaker: Oliver Bembom, PhD Student, Division of Biostatistics, UC Berkeley.
Title: COMODE - A web application for constrained motif detection.

Thursday, April 21st

Speaker: Maya Petersen, PhD Student, Division of Biostatistics, UC Berkeley.
Title: Interpreting HIV mutations to predict response to antiretroviral therapy: The deletion/substitution/addition (DSA) algorithm for the estimation of direct causal effects.

Thursday, April 28th

Speaker: Professor Christopher Lee, Center for Bioinformatics, UCLA.
Title: Mapping Evolutionary Pathways of HIV-1 Drug Resistance using Conditional Selection Pressure.

Thursday, May 5th

Speaker: Dr. Mathias Drton, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley.
Title: Multiple Testing and Error Control in Graphical Model Selection.

Thursday, May 12th

Speaker: Dr. Alain Barrier, Division of Biostatistics, UC Berkeley.
Title: Non-metastatic colon cancer prognosis prediction by gene expression profiling.

Thursday, May 19th

Speaker: Professor Brad Efron, Department of Statistics, Stanford University.
Title: Local False Discovery Rates.