STAT 598B is a 1 credit seminar course (public is welcome)
4:30pm on Tuesdays in Lilly Hall of Life Sciences (LILY) G126

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  • SPRING 2009 Schedule:

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 4:30pm, LILY G126
    Dr. RW Doerge, Department of Statistics and Department of Agronomy, Purdue University
    "This is an organizational meeting. All registered students must attend. If you need a registration form signed, please bring it to class."

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 4:30pm, LILY G126
    Dr. Brian Dilkes, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Arch., Purdue University
    "Genetics of Species Barriers in Arabidopsis"

    Associated reading:
    Dilkes et al., 2008. The Maternally Expressed WRKY Transcription Factor TTG2 Controls Lethality in Interploidy Crosses of Arabidopsis PLoS Biol 6(12): e308. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060308

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 4:30pm, LILY G126
    Dr. John Storey, Lewis-Sigler Institute, Princeton University
    "A General Framework for Multiple Testing Dependence"

    Associated reading:
    Leek JT and Storey JD (2008), A general framework for multiple testing dependence. PNAS, 105: 18718-18723.

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 4:30pm, LILY G126
    Dr. R.W. Doerge, Dept. Statistics and Dept. Agronomy, Purdue University
    "Introduction to Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) Mapping in an Experimental Population"

    Associated reading:
    R.W. Doerge. 2002. Mapping and analysis of quantitative trait loci in experimental populations. Nature Reviews Genetics. 3:43-52.

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 4:30pm, LILY G126
    Dr. R.W. Doerge, Dept. Statistics and Dept. Agronomy, Purdue University
    "Part 2: Functional Genomics of Complex Traits: Expression QTL (eQTL) in Arabidopsis"

    Associated reading:
    Jansen, R.C. and Nap, J.P. 2001 Genetical genomics: the added value from segregation. Trends Genet. 17, 388-391.
    Jansen, R.C. and Nap, J.P. 2004 Regulating gene expression: surprises still in store. Trends Genet. 20, 223-225.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 4:30pm, LILY G126
    Dr. Min Zhang , Department of Statistcs, Purdue University,
    "New Statistical Methods for Simultaneous Genome-Wide Association Studies"

    Associated reading:
    Zhang, D, Lin, Y and Zhang, M. (2008). Penalized Orthogonal-Components Regression for Large p Small n Data.

    Hirschehorn, J.N., and Daly, M.J. (2005). Genome-Wide Association Studies for Common Diseases and Complex Traits. Nature Reviews Genetics, 6:95-108.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 4:30pm, LILLY G126
    Dr. Emma Huang, Postdoctoral Fellow, CSIRO, Mathematical and Information Sciences, Macquarie University Campus North Ryde, Australia
    "From the Ground Up: Linkage Map Construction in Integrated Crosses"

    Associated reading:
    Colin Cavanagh, Matthew Morell, Ian Mackay and Wayne Powell. 2008.
    From mutations to MAGIC: resources for gene discovery, validation and delivery in crop plants.Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 11:215-221.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 4:30pm, LILLY G126
    Dr. Dina St. Clair, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis, Davis, CA

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 4:30pm, LILLY G126
    Dr. Joel Bader, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    "Managing complexity in biological networks"

    Associated reading:
    Qi Y, Suhail Y, Lin YY, Boeke JD, Bader JS. 2008. Finding friends and enemies in an enemies-only network: a graph diffusion kernel for predicting novel genetic interactions and co- compl ex membership from yeast genetic interactions. Genome Res. 18(12):1991-2004.

    Clauset A, Moore C, Newman ME. Hierarchical structure and the prediction of missing links in networks. 2008. Nature. 453(7191): 98-101.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009,
    Professor Samy Tindel, Departement de Mathmatiques Universit Henri Poincar (Nancy) , Institut Elie Cartan (Nancy), France
    "Cancer detection by spectral methods"

    Associated reading:
    E. Pery, W.C.P.M. Blondel, J. Didelon, A. Leroux, and F. Guillemin. 2002. Simultaneous Characterization of Optical and Rheological properties of Carotid Arteries via Bimodal Spectroscopy: Experimental and Simulation Results. JOURNAL OF LATEX CLASS FILES, VOL. 1, NO. 11, NOVEMBER.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009,
    Ms. Cherie A. Ochsenfeld, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
    "Mixed Model Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis"

    Associated reading:
    Doerge, R.W., 2002 Mapping and analysis of quantitative trait loci in experimental populations. Nature Reviews. Genetics 3: 43-52.

    The Bioinformatics Seminar is over for the semester. Thank you and see you Fall 2009!!!

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