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Biostatistics Seminar: Using genetic data to identify potential causal disease genes
January 10, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Robert Gentleman, PhD, V.P. of Computational Biology, Leading Computational Biology and Informatics, at 23andMe.
“I will discuss some of the problems that arise
when using genome wide association data
to identify potentially causal genes. I will focus on
the statistical issues that arise when identifying
variants that associate with changes in gene
expression (so-called eQTLs). Especially aspects
of identifying unknown batch effects and
identifying multiple signals per gene.”
Dr. Gentleman’s career has spanned more than 30
years. During his tenure as Professor at Harvard
University, Dr. Gentleman founded the
Bioconductor Project, an open source, open
development software project to provide tools
for the analysis and comprehension of highthroughput genomic data.
Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Auditorium