NIPM Seminar Series: Dr. Yi Xing

When

Apr. 9, 2019, 12pm to 1pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 2251

Description

The Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine invites you to attend a NIPM Seminar Series talk with Dr. Yi Xing, Director of the Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Xing will speak on, "Elucidating alternative splicing variation using RNA-seq big data and deep learning."  Pizza lunch is provided.

Human cells produce a large number of distinct mRNA and protein isoforms from individual gene loci via alternative processing and modifications of RNA. High-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is a powerful tool for transcriptome-wide measurements of mRNA isoform complexity. Large consortium projects (ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics, GTEx, etc) have generated RNA-seq data on tens of thousands of samples along with a wide variety of other genomic and phenotypic measurements. These rich resources create unprecedented opportunities to study the variation, regulation, and functions of alternative isoforms. Dr. Xing will describe their recent efforts in developing and applying big data and deep learning approaches for elucidating alternative splicing variation in human transcriptomes.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

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External Sponsor

Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine