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IGB Fellows Symposium May 4, 2017

Program

Program for Thursday, May 4, 2017

All events take place in the 612 IGB Conference Center, unless noted.

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Introduction - Gene Robinson
9:15 a.m.

Transcriptomic Profiling of a Mouse Model of Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes Reveals Synergistic Effects of Biglycan and Decorin
Priyadarshini Pantham, Computing Genomes for Reproductive Health

9:45 a.m.

Physiological Implications of Posttranslational Modifications in Methyl-coenzyme M Reductase, the Key Enzyme of Methanogenic Archaea
Dipti Nayak, Biocomplexity

10:15 a.m. Raffle Drawing - Win a Kindle Fire HD 8
10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

Probing Host-Microbe Interactions in the Human Infant Through Non-Invasive Approaches
Sharon Donovan, Microbiome Metabolic Engineering

11:00 a.m.

MOLECULAR MECHANISM UNDERLYING RNP GRANULE ASSEMBLY IN NEURODEGENERATION

Sua Myong
Associate Professor
Biophysics department
Johns Hopkins University

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing - Win a Kindle Fire HD 8
1:05 p.m.

Single-Molecule Analysis of Nucleic Acids in Prostate Cancer Biospecimens
Andrew Smith, Omics Nanotechnology for Cancer Precision Medicine

1:30 p.m.

High Throughput Leaf Gas Exchange Identified QTLs Responsible for Photosynthesis and Stomatal Conductance Sensitivity to Ozone in Maize
Timothy Wertin, Genomic Ecology of Global Change

2:00 p.m.

The KnowEnG Platform for Genomic Data Analytics on the Cloud - A Use Case in Gene Prioritization for Pharmacogenomics
Amin Emad, Gene Networks in Neural & Developmental Plasticity

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m.

CONVERGENT REGULATORY EVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN OF FLIGHTLESSNESS IN PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRDS

Scott Edwards
Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

3:45 p.m. Concluding Remarks, Poster Competition Results and Final Raffle Drawing - Win a Kindle Fire HD 8
4:00 p.m. Poster Session and Reception - Open to All (Atrium, Main Lab Building)

Must register for raffle eligibility and be present to receive prize.