CPH Seminars

RESEARCH SEMINAR IN PRECISION MEDICINE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

Seminar in Precision Medicine will introduce and discuss recent advances, frontier technologies, case studies, and future direction in precision medicine. The topics cover precision medicine, bioinformatics, systems biology, pharmacogenomics, genetics, genomic medicine, study design, methodologies and computational tools.

  • 2021 - CPH Seminars

    2021 CPH Seminars

    Date: 4/30/2021
    Speaker: Anil Korkut
    Topic: Precision Combination Therapies Based on Recurrent Oncogenic Co-Alterations

    Date: 4/23/2021
    Speaker: Jun Wan
    Topic: Updated Trends in SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Variants and Mortality Association

    Date: 4/16/2021
    Speaker: Prahlad T. Ram
    Topic: Whole Genome 4D/CRSPR Screen Identifies Early Network Events In Metastasis

    Date: 4/9/2021
    Speaker: Ziqiang An
    Topic: Antibody therapies for the treatment of COVID-19

    Date: 4/2/2021
    Speaker: Tao Wu
    Topic: A New Type of Epigenetic Modification in Mammalian DNA

    Date: 3/26/2021
    Speaker: Astrid M. Manuel
    Genetic and Epigenetic Factors Inferred Gene Regulatory Network in Multiple Sclerosis

    Date 3/26/2021
    Speaker: Fangfang Yan
    Topic: EmptyNN: A neural network based on positive-unlabeled learning to remove cell-free droplets and recover lost cells in single-cell RNA sequencing data

    Date: 3/12/2021
    Speaker: Degui Zhi
    Topic: Recent progress in efficient population genetic informatics from the perspective of IBD segments

    Date: 3/5/2021
    Speaker: Lei Wei
    Topic: Applications of Ultradeep Sequencing in Translational Research

    Date: 2/26/2021
    Speaker: Ruli Gao
    Topic: Single cell genomics for analyzing tumor cell lineages & cell fates

    Date: 2/19/2021
    CANCEL
    Cancelled due to Winter Storm

    Date: 2/19/2021
    CANCEL
    Cancelled due to Winter Storm

    Date: 2/12/2021
    Speaker: David Wheeler Topic: Exceptional Responders: Inferences from N of 1 experiments

    Date: 2/5/2021
    Speaker: Su Wang
    Topic: XPack-reads: Model-based Compression of Gene Read Count Matrices

    Date: 1/29/2021
    Speaker: Yejin Kim
    Topic: Drug Repurposing for COVID-19 Using Graph Neural Network with Genetic, Mechanistic and Epidemiological Validation

    Date: 1/22/2021
    Speaker: Ziyi Li Topic: Dissecting High-Throughput Signals from Heterogeneous Sample

    Date: 1/22/2021
    Speaker: Ziyi Li Topic: Dissecting High-Throughput Signals from Heterogeneous Sample

    Date: 01/15/2021
    Speaker: Yulin Dai
    Topic: Transcriptome-wide analysis pinpoints host genetic factor on CXCR6 expression underlying the severity of COVID-19

    Date: 01/15/2021
    Speaker: Zhongming Zhao
    Differential expression of viral transcripts from single-cell RNA sequencing of moderate and severe COVID-19 patients and its implications for case severity.

  • 2020 - CPH Seminars

    2020 CPH Seminars

    CPH Seminar: Genealogical history inference at biobank scale
    Speaker: Ardalan Naseri
    01/31/2020, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: EpiSAFARI: Sensitive detection of valleys in epigenetic signals for enhancing annotations of functional elements
    Speaker: Arif O. Harmanci
    01/17/2020, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

  • 2019 - CPH Seminars

    2019 CPH Seminars

    CPH Seminar: Large-Scale Determination of Transcription Factor Binding Sites in Human and Other Organisms
    Speaker: Wen-Hsiung Li
    12/03/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: FiMap: A Fast Identity by Descent Mapping Test for Biobank-Scale Cohorts
    Speaker: Han Chen
    11/22/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Deep Learning in Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
    Speaker: Lukas Simon, Ph.D.
    11/15/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Benchmarking at Scale: Comparing Analysis Workflows for Single-Cell Genomic Data
    Speaker: Jun Li.
    11/08/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Learning Brain Imaging Patterns from Temporal and Spatial Differences
    Speaker: Luca Giancardo, Ph.D.
    11/01/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: “Harnessing Machine Learning and Omics Big Data to Discover Novel Risk Loci of Complex Human Diseases"
    Speaker: Zhaohui “Steve” Qin, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    10/15/2019, 4 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: The Opium Poppy Genome and Morphinan Production
    Speaker: Kai Ye, Research Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis
    10/15/2019, 4 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: No Seminar
    Speaker: Guangsheng Pei and Yulin Dai
    10/11/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: “Psychiatric GWAS, PsychENCODE and After"
    Speaker: Chunyu Liu, Ph.D.
    10/04/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: “Dissect the Biology and Therapeutic Vulnerabilities of p53 (R249S) Mutant Liver Cancer”
    Speaker: Jian Tu and Zijun Huo
    09/27/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: “OMICs Approaches to Studying Autoimmunity”
    Speaker: Chandra Mohan
    09/20/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: The Promise of Interoperable Clinical Decision-Support with Contemporary Health IT Standards and Technologies
    Speaker: Dr. Aziz Boxwala President of Elimu Informatics, Inc
    09/13/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Deciphering the Role of DNA Methylation in Bipolar Disorder
    Speaker: Gabriel R. Fries, Ph.D.
    09/09/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Genetics, Epigenetics and Single Cell Genomics in the Retina
    Speaker: Rui Chen, PhD
    08/30/2019, 12 p.m., UCT E618, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX


  • 2018 - CPH Seminars

    2018 CPH Seminars

    CPH Seminar: Characterization of Genomic Alterations in Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas
    Yoshua Esquenazi, MD
    12/07/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Yoshua Esquenazi, MD
    12/07/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Genome-wide characterization of risk genes reveals spatiotemporal heterogeneity of mental disorders
    Yulin Dai, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    11/30/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Guangsheng Pei & Yulin Dai
    11/30/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Tissue-Specific Enrichment Analysis (TSEA) to Decode Tissue Specificity
    Guangsheng Pei, Postdoctoral Fellow
    11/30/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: No Seminar
    THANKSGIVING BREAK
    11/23/2018

    CPH Seminar: Towards Automated Eligibility for Endovascular Stroke Therapy using CT-Angiography and Symmetry-sensitive Convolutional Neural Networks
    Arko Barman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    11/16/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Arko Barman
    11/16/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TACC resource introduction
    William J. Allen
    11/09/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Texas Advanced Computing Center: Overview of Capabilities and Services
    William J. Allen, Ph.D.
    11/09/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Sheng Pan
    11/02/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Gindy Bekhet, Laila R
    10/26/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Penalized Weighting Methods for Robust Copy Number Variation Detection
    Xiaoli Gao
    10/19/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Yi-Ching Tang
    10/12/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Xinyu Wang
    10/05/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Degui Zhi
    9/28/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Arif Harmanci
    9/21/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Yang Xie
    9/14/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: TBA
    Yidong Chen & Yufei Huang
    9/07/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Informatics approaches to identifying cancer mutations and genes for drug repurposing
    Zhongming Zhao
    8/31/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Proteogenomics: A New Avenue for Cancer Research
    Bing Zhang, Ph.D.
    3/30/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Computational epigenetic methods to uncover driver genes for cell lineage specification
    Kaifu Chen, Ph.D.
    3/9/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Helping clinicians in the era of precision medicine: Overview of the TREC 2017 Precision Medicine Track
    Kirk Roberts, Ph.D.
    2/16/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Identification of disease genes for rare and undiagnosed disorders through an integrative multiomics approach
    Shan Chen, Ph.D.
    2/9/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: The Potential of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Balancing Anti-aging and Anti-tumor
    Ying Luo, Ph.D.
    2/2/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Representation learning of 3D brain angiograms, an application for stroke research
    Seymanur Capoglu
    1/19/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Alternative Splicing Links Histone Modifications to Embryonic Stem Cell Fate Decision through Cell Cycle-dependent Mechanisms
    Yungang Xu, Ph.D.
    1/12/2018, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX


    CAPABILITIES AND APPLICATIONS OF NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING TECHNOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HOUSTON

    University of Texas Houston and Illumina are pleased to invite you to participate in an upcoming seminar on next-generation sequencing.

    Topics include:

    • Get acquainted with Illumina informatics solutions, including BaseSpace® Sequence Hub and BaseSpace® Informatics Suite
    • Learn the basics of RNA-Seq and how your lab can get started
    • Combine transcriptomics and epigenetics to gain more insights into human biology and disease
    • Learn about the latest methods for whole genome, exome and targeted resequencing

    Speaker:

    Mehdi Keddache, PhD, Sequencing Specialist, Illumina Inc.

    When:

    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where:

    University of Texas Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.006, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

    Lunch will be provided.*

    To view more details about this event, please click on the "Register" button below.

    There is no charge to attend this event. However, registration is required.

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  • 2017 - CPH Seminars

    2017 CPH Seminars

    CPH Seminar: Exploring Disease Mechanisms using Genetically Regulated Endophenotypes
    Hae Kyung Im, Ph.D.
    12/8/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: Diffusion MRI of the Brain: Principles and Applications in Neuroscience
    Rodrigo de Luis Garcia, Ph.D.
    12/4/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Evaluating the Evaluation of Cancer Driver Genes
    Rachel Karchin, Ph.D.
    12/1/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Post GWAS Schizophrenia Study: What we do now?
    Xiangning (Sam) Chen, Ph.D.
    11/10/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: Integrative Analysis of Long Noncoding RNA and Transcription in Neural Cell Fate Determination and Spinal Cord Injury
    Jiaqian Wu, Ph.D.
    11/3/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: Integrating Proteomics with Drug Screen Provides Novel Information Content
    Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
    10/13/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: Identification of genome-wide non-canonical spliced regions, including IRE1a targeted regions with Read-Split-Fly algorithm
    Yongsheng Bai, Ph.D.
    10/6/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Using Artificial Intelligence to Plan and Conduct Bioinformatics Analyses
    Jeffrey T. Chang, Ph.D.
    9/29/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Integrated Analysis of TCGA Genomic Data Reveals Clinically important Subtypes in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer
    Yuexin Liu, Ph.D.
    9/22/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Annotating Regulatory Variants for Precision Medicine
    Dr. Junwen Wang, Ph.D.
    9/15/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    I. CPH Seminar: TissGDB: Tissue specific Gene Database in Cancer
    Pora Kim, Ph.D.
    II. CPH Seminar: Genetic Variants in microRNSA Genes and Targets associated with Cardiovascular Disease risk factors in the African American population
    Chang Li, Ph.D.
    9/8/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: Match up Nature Products with Cancer Targets in the Era of Precision Medicine
    Dr. Wendong Huang, Ph.D.
    8/18/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Special Seminar: Privacy-Preserving Sharing and Analyzing Sensitive and Biomedical Data
    Dr. Xiaoqian Jiang, Ph.D.
    6/30/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Data-Driven Approaches For Efficient Drug Discovery
    Dr. WanKyu Kim, Ph.D.
    6/23/2017, 3 p.m., UCT1412, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Using The Blueprint Of the Human Genome To Understand The Causes Of Metabolic Disease
    Luca Lotta, Ph.D.
    6/1/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1412, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Progression and Subtypes of Prediabetes with Metabolomics Profiling in Starr County Mexican Americans
    Jun Goo, Ph.D.
    5/5/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: FunSPU: an adaptive multiple functional annotations-based association test of whole genome sequencing data
    Peng Wei, Ph.D.
    4/28/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Biomarker selection for personalized medicine: Prediction-Oriented Marker Selection (PROMISE)
    Soyeon Kim, Ph.D.
    4/21/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Emerging Aspects of Personalized Biomedical Data Analysis
    Arif Ozgun Harmanci, Ph.D.
    4/14/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX


    THE 2017 PRECISION MEDICINE DAY

    Precision Medicine Day Banner for April 13th 2017 Event



    I. CPH Seminar: The UTHealth Biobank and The UT System Health Biobank (UTSHB) Consortium – A Brief Introduction
    Jennifer Sanner, Ph.D.
    II. CPH Seminar: Biomarkers of Illness Pathophysiology in Patients with Schizophrenia
    Olaoluwa Okusaga, Ph.D.
    4/7/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Identification genomic variants predispose individuals to thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection
    Dongchuan Guo, Ph.D.
    3/31/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Computationally efficient hybrid rare variant association test for complex study samples
    Han Chen, Ph.D.
    3/10/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Visualizing Human Genome in Time and Space
    Wenjin "Jim" Zheng, Ph.D.
    3/3/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Extensive cryptic splicing upon loss of RBM17 and TDP43 in neurodegeneration models
    Zhandong Liu, Ph.D.
    2/24/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Dissection novel genetic elements in cancer from The Cancer Genome Atlas
    Leng Han, Ph.D.
    2/17/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Population-specific imputation of gene expression for pharmacogenomics
    Assaf Gottlieb, Ph.D.
    2/10/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Pushing the limits of low coverage WGS for population genomics
    Fuli Yu, Ph.D.
    2/3/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Challenges in HTS Data Analysis and Clinical Applications
    Yuriy Fofanov, Ph.D.
    1/27/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Bayesian modeling and integration for NGS data analysis
    Jason Jianhua Xuan, Ph.D.
    1/13/2017, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX


  • 2016 - CPH Seminars

    2016 CPH Seminars

    THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE

    The 2016 International conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2016) will be held at BioScience Research Collaborative, Houston Texas from DEC 8-10, 2016. The physical address is 6500 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030. Please visit https://www.uth.edu/cph/icibm/ for more information on registration, travel etc.

    CPH Seminar: Genomic analyses of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates and identification of drug resistant mutations
    Wen-Hsiung Li
    12/23/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    I. CPH Seminar: Application of Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) in Modern Drug Discovery: The Path from Protein Sequences to Drug Candidates
    Pinyi Lu, Ph.D., M.S.
    II. CPH Seminar: Investigation of complex trait and disease correlations using GWAS summary data
    Hua Sun, Ph.D., M.S.
    12/16/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Leukocyte Telomere Length as Predictor of Metabolic Disease in Latinos
    Janet Wojcicki, Ph.D.
    12/02/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Managing Data as a Product -- Digging by-products in cancer genomic sequencing data pipelines
    Jiayin Wang, Ph.D.
    11/18/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: An exome-wide sequencing study of lipid response to high-fat meal and fenofibrate in Caucasians: the GOLDN cohorts
    Xin Geng, Ph.D.
    11/11/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Bioinformatics Analysis of Fusion Genes in Cancer Genomes
    Pora Kim, Ph.D,MS
    CPH Seminar: Transcriptome analysis of Alzheimer’s disease
    Guangchun Han, Ph.D.
    11/04/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Functionally oriented association tests in complex traits
    Dr. Jennifer “Piper” Below, Ph.D.
    10/28/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Genomic drug repositioning leads to new targets for breast cancer metastasis
    Jeffrey Chang, Ph.D.
    10/14/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Whole exome and whole genome functional annotation using dbNSFP and WGSA
    Xiaoming Liu, Ph.D.
    9/13/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX

    CPH Seminar: Transcription factor and miRNA co-regulatory network analysis and its application in complex diseases
    An-Yuan Guo, Ph.D.
    9/16/2016, 12 p.m., UCT1414, 7000 Fannin St., Houston, TX