Events

Talks and events hosted or co-sponsored by the Genome Center

This page lists details of notable talks, seminars, workshops, and other events that happen at the Genome Center, or happen elsewhere at UC Davis but which are organized/co-sponsored by the Genome Center. All of these event details are available in a public Google Calendar which anyone can view or subscribe to by using one of the following links:

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  • Dr. Katherine Rauen — The RASopathies: Novel models of germline Ras pathway dysregulation.
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: November 5, 2014 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Center for Health and Technology, Room 1341, 4610 X Street, Sacramento
    Description: Human Genomics Seminar Series, hosted jointly by Division of Genomic Medicine and Genome Center.

    Katherine Rauen is chief of the division of genomic medicine.

    Web Connect: http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/hu-gen-seminar/
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  • Rob Egbert — Self destructive altruism encoded by a synthetic developmental program enables complex feedstock utilization in a bacterial consortium
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: November 14, 2014 - 11:00 am
    Location: GBSF room 4202
    Description: Rob is from UC Berkley
  • Talk — Idan Efroni — Single cell view of Arabidopsis root regeneration
    Starts: 11:00 am
    Ends: November 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm
    Location: GBSF room 5206
    Description: Idan is a postdoc in Ken Birnbaum's lab with extensive computational and experimental experience. He will be speaking about some of the ground-breaking work in Ken's lab regarding single cell profiling
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  • Talk — Sharon Aviran — Inferring RNA structure from sequencing data and probabilistic models
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: November 21, 2014 - 10:00 am
    Location: GBSF room 4202
    Description: GC structural and functional genomics focus group meeting.

    Coffee and pastries will be provided

    Abstract
    Despite great interest in solving RNA secondary structures due to their impact on function, it remains an open problem to determine structure from sequence alone. Several high-throughput approaches to RNA structure determination have recently emerged, which facilitate parallel and high-resolution measurements of structural information for a multitude of distinct RNAs in a single experiment. One of these techniques, SHAPE-Seq, was the first to couple a chemistry-based approach to structure determination, called SHAPE, with next-generation sequencing of its DNA products. Following sequencing, an algorithmic pipeline recovers the desired information from the noisy measurements, representing a novel approach to rapid, consistent, and fully automated analysis of this new wealth of information. I will describe SHAPE-Seq and its model-based approach to analysis. I will then discuss several very recent and exiting breakthroughs in experimental structure determination along with the informatics challenges that they present. I will conclude by highlighting the role that model-based computer simulations can play in facilitating rational experiment design of these advanced and complex sequencing-based methods.
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