Talk: Discovering Genes Involved in Disease and the Mystery of Missing Heritability ( E. Eskin, 2015/06/17)

Day: 17th of June
Hour: 11:00
Place: Seminar 3.1, Computer Science Faculty, Donostia – San Sebastián
Speaker: Eleazar Eskin, University of California, Los Angeles
Title: Discovering Genes Involved in Disease and the Mystery of Missing Heritability
Abstract:

It has been known for many decades that genetic differences among individuals account for a substantial por- tion of trait differences. Only recently has technology been developed to cost effectively measure genetic differences among individuals which creates the possibility of developing models that can predict disease related traits from an individual’s genetics. These models are a key component of personalized medicine and developing such models raise many computational challenges which provide important opportunities for Computer Scientists to make contributions toward human health.

Bio:

Eleazar Eskin’s research focuses on developing computational methods for analysis of genetic variation.  He is currently a Professor in the Computer Science and Human Genetics departments at the University of California Los Angeles.  Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in Residence in Computer Science Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Eleazar completed his Ph. D. in the Computer Science Department of Columbia University in New York City.  After graduation, he spent one year in the Computer Science Department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Organizer:

Intellgent Systems Group

 

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