Monday, October 26, 2009

First Bay Area Population Genomics Conference

We just hosted the first Bay Area Population Genomics Conference at Stanford. Students and faculty from Stanford, Berkeley, UCSF, and UC Davis were represented. We met at 9AM for breakfast, heard 5 great talks from 10AM to 2PM, had lunch and talked about posters. The turnout, the talks, and the conversations were great. By all accounts it was a great success. We hope to have BAPG conferences take place every quarter. The next BAPG conference is likely to take place at Berkeley in the Winter Quarter with Michael Eisen and Rasmus Nielsen's groups taking the lead in organizing it.

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Talks: Graham Coop, UC Davis, Graham Coop Lab, "Meiotic
recombination hotspots in humans and mice

Dan Kvitek, Stanford, Gavin Sherlock Lab, "Molecular
characterization of the fitness landscape in asexually evolving
populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

David Goode, Stanford, Arend Sidow Lab, "Evolutionary
constraint facilitates interpretation of genetic variation in
resequenced human genomes

Qi Zhou, Berkeley, Doris Bachtrog Lab, "Deciphering neo-sex
and B chromosome evolution by the complete genome of Drosophila

Hunter Fraser, Stanford, Hunter Fraser Lab,
"Widespread adaptive evolution of gene expression in budding yeast"

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