Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Joseph Pickrell, Adjunct Professor, Department Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Seminar | December 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: What can we learn from human genomics at scale and how do we get there?

The increasing availability of human genomic data opens up new avenues for the study of medical and evolutionary questions. I will discuss statistical approaches to identifying disease-associated genetic variants in biobank-scale data and new approaches to estimating the impact of natural selection on contemporary human populations. I will then discuss methods for using ultra-low-coverage sequencing as a discovery tool in large genomics studies

 Light refreshments will be provided at reception from 4:00pm - 4:30pm, 125 LKS foyer.