We're very excited to share our latest work at ASHG this October! Ronen Mukamel and Margaux Hujoel will present platform talks describing strong associations of structural variants with heritable traits and diseases that were revealed by statistical haplotype-sharing models. Ronen and Margaux were also selected as finalists for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards -- congratulations!
Ronen Mukamel: "Repeat polymorphisms underlie top genetic risk loci for glaucoma and colorectal cancer" (platform talk, Wed 10/26 at 1:45pm, #206)
Alison Barton has graduated from the Harvard Medical School Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) PhD program and will be moving on to a postdoc in population genetics with David Reich. Congratulations, Alison!
At the 2022 Probabilistic Modeling in Genomics (ProbGen) conference, Margaux Hujoel will be presenting her work on haplotype-informed CNV detection and subsequent association and fine-mapping analysis in UK Biobank: "Influences of rare copy number variation on human complex traits" (Mon Mar 28).
Po-Ru Loh has been awarded the International Society for Computational Biology's Overton Prize for outstanding accomplishment by an early to mid-career scientist in the field of computational biology. A big thank-you to all of the mentors, collaborators, and trainees who contributed to the work recognized by this award! Po-Ru will be accepting the award and presenting a keynote talk at the ISMB 2022 conference in July.
We're very excited to share our ongoing work at ASHG this October! Alison Barton and Margaux Hujoel will present platform talks on penetrance of disease variants and CNV associations in UK Biobank, Maxwell Sherman will present a plenary talk on somatic mutations in cancer, and Ronen Mukamel will present a poster talk on dissecting Lp(a) genetics. Alison, Margaux, and Max all received semifinalist Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards -- congratulations!
Alison Barton: "Incomplete penetrance of disease variants in the UK Biobank" (platform talk, Wed 10/20 at 11:15am)...