Friday, April 27, 2018

Conference Award Winners

Lightning Talk: Ellie Bors, Population genomics of rapid range expansion during marine invasions
Poster: Lilian Padgitt-Cobb, Toward a phased, diploid assembly of the hop genome


8:00 – 9:00Registration & refreshments (Poster & lightning talk slides setup) 
9:00 – 9:10Chris Sullivan, Assistant Director for Biocomputing, CGRB
Opening Remarks
  Moderator: Duo Jiang, Assistant Professor, Statistics
9:10 – 10:00Haiyan Huang, UC Berkeley
Inferring Gene Interactions and Functional Modules Beyond Standard Statistical Models
10:00 – 10:25Break,time for poster setup
10:25 – 10:50David Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics, EECS
Large-scale Automated Annotation and Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure
10:50 – 12:15Lightning talks
Moderator: Molly Megraw, Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology
12:15 – 1:20Lunch and Poster Session (Poster & Lightning Talk slides judged)
Poster & lightning talk ballot envelopes will be picked up for counting right after lunch
  Moderator: Rebecca Hutchinson, Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife, EECS
1:20 – 1:45Susan Tilton, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
A 3D Vitro Respiratory Model for Predicting Chemical Toxicity
1:45 – 2:10Stephen Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, EECS
Machine-Learning for Identifying Functional Noncoding SNPs
2:10 – 2:35Clinton Epps, Associate Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife, CAS  
Genetic applications in the Conservation and Management of Bighorn Sheep
2:35 – 3:00Break
3:00 – 3:50Fei Fang, Carnegie Mellon
Machine Learning and Game Theory for Biodiversity Conservation
3:50 – 4:00Vrushali Bokil, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Awards and Closing Remarks

Thank you to our conference committee:

Vrushali Bokil – Associate Professor, Mathematics
Rebecca Hutchinson – Assistant Professor, EECS, Fisheries & Wildlife
Duo Jiang – Assistant Professor, Statistics
Molly Megraw – Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology