CEHG 2014 Winter Symposium

WinterSympThe CEHG Winter Symposium will take place on January 13th 2014 in the Sheraton in Palo Alto.


The CEHG winter symposium is free and open to all CEHG faculty and everyone who works in their groups, but registration is required. Please follow this link to register for the main symposium and the morning-workshops. Registration will close on Thursdsay Jan 9th.

Program in a nutshell

9:30 Coffee & breakfast for workshop participants
10-12 Workshops for postdocs and graduate students
12 Lunch for everyone
12:30 – 5 Talks by CEHG professors, graduate students and postdocs
5 – 6 Reception and poster session

Link to the program as a PDF: ShortProgramWinterSymposium

Posters and videos

When you register you’ll be asked whether you plan to bring a poster or a video. We hope that many people will bring a poster so that you can talk to others about your research! If you are really excited about communicating science, we encourage you to make a short video about your work. We’ll show the video’s on the website and during the poster session.

Faculty speakers

We have invited seven CEHG faculty members to speak at the symposium. Click on the pictures to see their abstract and a short bio.


Anne Brunet: Epigenetic regulation of aging


Mildred Cho: Incidental findings of whole genome sequencing


Richard Klein: Modern Human Origins

Anshul Kundaje

Anshul Kundaje: The dynamic regulatory architecture of the human genome

Jonathan Pritchard

Jonathan Pritchard: Genetic load in human populations


Stephen Quake: Single Cell Genomics


Noah Rosenberg: Bounds on population-genetic statistics

Postdoc and graduate student speakers

There will be two talks by CEHG fellows Ethan Jewett (from Noah Rosenberg’s lab) and Sofia Kyriazopoulou-Panagiotopoulou (Serafim Batzoglou’s lab) and a talk by CEHG grantee Nicole Creanza (from Marc Feldman’s lab).

Sofia Kyriazopoulou-Panagiotopoulou

Sofia Kyriazopoulou-Panagiotopoulou: Computational models for studying condition-specific gene regulation

Nicole Creanza

Nicole Creanza: Worldwide linguistic and genetic variation

Ethan Jewett: Theory and applications of a deterministic approximation to the coalescent model

Ethan Jewett: Theory and applications of a deterministic approximation to the coalescent model

Morning workshops for grad students and postdocs

The day will start with workshops. We have four workshops in total, two at 10AM and two at 11AM. You can sign up for one or two workshops. Since space is limited, please only sign up if you are sure you can attend. We may close registration for the workshops if they reach capacity.

Workshop 1. Computational resources for genomic analysis at Stanford.
Ruth Marinshaw (Chief Technology Officer – Research Computing) and Alex Chekholko (High Performance Computing Administrator) will give us an overview of campus resources on computational genomics.

Workshop 2. Panel on career options.
In this panel discussion, hear from recent Stanford Ph.D. biosciences students and others who are now working outside of traditional academia; they’ll provide insights into their journeys and paths into their careers and answer questions about their experiences. The discussion will be moderated by the Stanford School of Medicine Career Center, which will also be providing resources. Representatives from Ancestry.com (Julie Granka), Google (Alexis Battle), teaching (speaker TBA) and science policy or writing (speaker TBA) will be represented.

Workshop 3. Git(Hub) for beginners. Using git for versioning and backing up your code.
Git and GitHub are the best tools to keep your code organized and backed up. GitHub is also a great way to share your code (which is becoming more and more standard for code used for computational biology papers) and to collaborate with others on a piece of code. In this workshop you will learn the very basics of git and GitHub.

Workshop 4. NIH Career Development Awards (K grants). 

This workshop will provide an overview of NIH Career Development Awards (K series) including timelines for grant submission, application components and review criteria. Techniques for the development of the scientific and research training plans as well as Stanford related resources will be outlined.
Workshop led by: Crystal Botham, Ph.D. (Academic Research Program Officer, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine)

Twitter hashtag

We will be live-tweeting the symposium using the hashtag #CEHG and our twitter handle @stanfordCEHG. If you are on twitter, let us know so that CEHG can follow you! If you are not on twitter, this may be a good occasion to try it out.

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