2020 Spring Seminars

Fridays 1:00-2:00pm in the EPI Library (Kresge 907)

The Spring 2020 PGSG Seminar Series will be held on the following Fridays at 1:00 PM in the Epi Library (Kresge 907). March 2020 Update: Due to COVID-19, all future seminars will be virtual.

If you would like to see more information on topics from previous years, please visit our Past PGSG Seminars page.

 

Validating breast cancer risk prediction models in the Korean Cancer PRevention Study-II Biobank (Yon Ho Jee)

The association between somatic mutational profiles and germline polygenic risk scores in TCGA (Yuxi Liu)

Yon Ho Jee & Yuxi Liu
Master’s & Doctoral Candidates
Department of Epidemiology
February 14, 2020

 

Cross-cancer cross-tissue transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS) of 11 cancers identifies 56 novel genes 

Helian Feng
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Biostatistics
February 21, 2020

 

Sex hormones, sex-specific genetic regulations, and sex differences in cardiometabolic diseases

Jie (Jack) Hu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Women’s Health, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
February 28, 2020

 

Improving the informativeness of Mendelian disease pathogenicity scores for common disease using AnnotBoost

Sam Kim
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
March 6, 2020

 

Leveraging gene co-expression to identify gene sets enriched for disease heritability

Katie Siewert
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
March 13, 2020

 

The impact of human genetics in drug discovery

Ying Wu
Senior Manager, Bioinformatics & Manager, Human Genetics
Pfizer
March 27, 2020

 

Identifying loci with different allele frequencies among cases of eight psychiatric disorders using CC-GWAS

Wouter Peyrot
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
April 3, 2020

 

Association Analysis of Whole Genome Sequencing of Diverse Populations

Tamar Sofer
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics, HSPH & Brigham and Women’s Hospital
April 10, 2020

 

Strategies to Improve the specificity of deep learning annotations for autoimmune diseases

Kushal Dey
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
April 17, 2020

 

Quantifying gene-level directional effects in UK Biobank whole-exome sequencing data

Martin Zhang
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
April 24, 2020

 

Disentangling gene co-regulation to prioritize causal genes in transcriptome-wide association studies

Huwenbo Shi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
May 1, 2020

 

Leveraging fine-mapping and trans-ethnic data to improve trans-ethnic polygenic risk scores

Omer Weissbrod
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
May 8, 2020

 

Interplay between polygenic risk for obesity and dietary quality on obesity and weight change: findings from 3 US prospective cohorts

Jun Li
Postdoctoral Fellow
Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition
May 15, 2020

 

Is “Genetic Epidemiology” Epidemiology?

Peter Kraft
Professor of Epidemiology
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Director, Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics
May 22, 2020

 

See Fall 2019 Seminars here.