Working Group Series

The PQG will host another monthly working group series for the 2014-2015 school year. Please see the full list of dates and speakers below, as they continue to be updated.

Each year, the PQG organizes a less formal working group seminar for all local students, postdocs, and faculty. The goal is to provide the opportunity to present and participate in the discussion of works-in-progress, and to focus on the methods and analysis of high-dimensional data in genetics and genomics.


Organizer: Po-Ru Loh

Please direct any logistical questions to Shaina Andelman

 

Upcoming Working Group



Tuesday, February 24, 2015
12:30-2:00 PM
Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
a pizza lunch will be provided

Jason Flannick
Altshuler Lab at Broad Institute

Next Generation Genetic Studies of Type 2 Diabetes

Next-generation sequencing affords the opportunity to gain insight into the genetic basis of complex disease, as a means to design better measures to prevent or treat disease. In this talk I will describe our recent and future studies of type 2 diabetes (T2D). I will begin with discussion of two targeted sequencing projects: one to assess the utility of personal genome sequencing to predict risk of diabetes, and one to identify genes with support from human genetics as therapeutic targets to treat T2D. I will then describe broader projects to characterize the genetic architecture of T2D through whole-exome and genome-sequencing. I will conclude with a discussion of what the findings from these studies imply for future studies of T2D and other complex diseases, and I will outline the directions we are currently pursuing as a result.

2014-2015 Working Groups


  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Elinor Karlsson, Sabeti Lab at Harvard

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Yun Li, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Sriram Sankararaman, Reich Lab at Harvard Medical School

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Manuel Rivas,
    Broad Institute

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Jason Flannick, Altshuler Lab at Broad Institute

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Daniel Balick, Sunyaev Lab at Brigham & Women's Hospital

  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Rany Salem, Hirschhorn Lab at Boston Children's Hospital

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Building 2, Room 426 - Biostatistics Conference Room
    Jae-Hoon Sul, Sunyaev Lab at Brigham & Women's Hospital


 

Working Group Archive

 

Please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions at: sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu