Short Courses and Tutorials

Short Course For Analyzing Quantitative 'Omic Data


The PQG will host another monthly short course series for the 2013-2014 school year. Please see the full list of dates and speakers below, as they continue to be updated.

The PQG offers the short course series on statistical and computational methods for analyzing genomic and 'omic data, genomic databases and resources, and data processing and analysis software, throughout the school year.

Organizer: Han Chen

Please direct any logistical questions to Shaina Andelman


Upcoming Short Course



Tuesday, September 23, 2014
12:30-2:00 PM
Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
a pizza lunch will be provided

Chunyu Liu, Ph.D.
NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study


Analysis of the Mitochondrial Genome in Relation to Complex Traits

Mitochondrion are important organelles in human cells. Mitochondria produce ATP which is used for all cellular activities through a process called oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). In addition, mitochondrial regulate a number of other cellular activities. Although mitochondria are controlled by nuclear, mitochondria possess their own genome (mtDNA) which encodes genes used in OXPHOS process. The mtDNA is inherited through mothers only. Mitochondria have been implicated in several human diseases including rare disease and common phenotypes such as metabolic and immunological phenotypes and aging.

I will focus two topics in my talk. First, I will talk about association test of the mtDNA using family data. Due to maternal inheritance, both effects of the nuclear and mitochondrial genomes are needed to be considered in testing for association of mitochondrial variants with traits in pedigrees. Second, I will talk about annotation and association analysis of the 226 mtDNA variants on the Illumina Human Exome BeadChip.

 

2014-2015 Short Courses


  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Chunyu Liu, Ph.D., NHLBI’s Framingham Heart Study

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    TBD

  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Honghuang Lin, Boston University School of Medicine

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Andrea Baccarelli, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Edoardo Airoldi, Harvard University

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Huanyu Zhou, Pfizer

 



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