RECOMB-Genetics Schedule

On Saturday RECOMB-Genetics will be held at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) building on UCLA campus: 460 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.


Parking information for visitors:


Saturday, April 16 (IPAM Building)

8:30am – Breakfast
UCLA Faculty Center [view on UCLA map]
480 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095

9:00 a.m. – Opening remarks by organizing commitee

9:15 a.m. – Keynote by Nancy Cox, Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor of Genetics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Director, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Director, Division of Genetic Medicine

10:15 a.m. – Coffee Break

10:35 a.m. – Lisa Gai, Serghei Mangul, Eun Yong Kang, Susana Eyheramendy and Eleazar Eskin. Accounting for linkage disequilibrium when estimating the contribution of a genomic region.

11:00 a.m. – Brielin Brown, Alkes Price, Nikolaos Patsopoulos and Noah Zaitlen. Local joint testing improves power and identifies missing heritability in association studies.

11:25 a.m. – Sajad Mirzaei and Yufeng Wu. A New Method for Inferring Local Genealogical Tree Topologies from Haplotypes with the Presence of Recombination

11:35 a.m. – Nicholas Mancuso, Huwenbo Shi, Alexander Gusev and Bogdan Pasaniuc. Enhanced methods for gene expression imputation from genetic variation data.

11:45 a.m. – Lunch + poster break

2:00 p.m. – Keynote by Jonathan Pritchard, Departments of Genetics and Biology, Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Polygenic adaptation of human complex traits.

3:00 p.m. – coffee break

3:20 p.m. – Priyanka Nakka, Benjamin Raphael and Sohini Ramachandran. Gene and network analysis of common variants reveals novel associations in multiple complex diseases.

3.45 p.m. – Michael Bilow, Eleazar Eskin and Susana Eyheramendy. Simultaneous modeling of disease status and clinical phenotypes to increase power in GWAS.

4.10 p.m. -Ricardo Del Rosario, Jeremie Poschmann, Sigrid Rouam, Eileen Png, Chiea Chuen Khor, Hibberd Martin and Shyam Prabhakar. Sensitive detection of chromatin-altering polymorphisms reveals autoimmune disease mechanisms.

4.35 p.m. – Dan He. MUSE: a Multi-locus Sampling-based Epistasis Algorithm for Quantitative Genetic Trait Prediction.

5:00 p.m. – Yue Wu, Farhad Hormozdiari, Jong Wha J Joo and Eleazar Eskin. Improving imputation accuracy by inferring causal variants in genetic studies.



Sunday, April 17th (UCLA Faculty Center)


On Sunday RECOMB-CCB will be held at the Faculty Center on UCLA campus: 480 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095.


8:30am – Breakfast
UCLA Faculty Center [view on UCLA map]
480 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095


9:00 a.m. – KEYNOTE: Christina Boucher

10:00 a.m. – Discussion on Open Problems in Genetics

10:50 a.m. – Coffee break

11:05 a.m. – Panel of editors and senior investigators: how to publish computational methods papers?

12:05 p.m. – Lunch break