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 - 9:00 Registration & refreshments (Poster & lightning talk slides setup) 
9:00 - 9:10

Chris Sullivan, Assistant Director for Biocomputing, CGRB
Opening Remarks

    Moderator: Duo Jiang, Assistant Professor, Statistics
9:10 - 10:00

Haiyan Huang, UC Berkeley
Inferring Gene Interactions and Functional Modules Beyond Standard Statistical Models

10:00 - 10:25 Break, time for poster setup
10:25 - 10:50

David Hendrix, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics, EECS
Large-scale Automated Annotation and Analysis of RNA Secondary Structure

10:50 - 12:15

Lightning talks
Moderator: Molly Megraw, Assistant Professor, Botany & Plant Pathology

12:15 - 1:20

Lunch 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 - 1:45

Susan Tilton, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Molecular Toxicology
A 3D Vitro Respiratory Model for Predicting Chemical Toxicity

1:45 - 2:10

Stephen Ramsey, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, EECS
Machine-Learning for Identifying Functional Noncoding SNPs

2:10 - 2:35 Clinton Epps, Associate Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife, CAS  
Genetic applications in the Conservation and Management of Bighorn Sheep
2:35 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:50

Fei Fang, Carnegie Mellon
Machine Learning and Game Theory for Biodiversity Conservation

3:50 - 4:00

Vrushali 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