Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Directions in Evolutionary and Population Genetics

The seventh annual BioMaPS Summer School will feature:
New Directions in Evolutionary and Population Genetics
June 15-17, 2010 Life Sciences Auditorium
Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

The course is sponsored by the BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology at Rutgers University. The National Institutes of Health provides partial funding of the BioMaPS Summer School through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant 5 K07 GM72919.

Course Description The course is a three-day intensive investigation of evolutionary and population genetics. There will be sessions covering new research directions in protein evolution, human evolution, mathematical modeling and evolutionary genetics of model organisms. Daily Schedule June15, Tuesday Morning Session: "Protein Evolution"
9:30 - 10:15 AM: Jody Hey (Rutgers University) 10:15 - 11:00 AM: Wei Wang (UCSD) 11:00 - 11:45 AM: Konstantin Zeldovich (UMass Medical School)11:45 - 12:30 PM: Martin Weigt (Institute for Scientific Interchange) 12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break Afternoon Session: "Functional Selection"
2:00 - 2:45 PM: Robert Trivers (Rutgers University)
2:45 - 3:30 PM: Chang Chan (Institute for Advance Study) 3:30 -4:00 PM: Break 4:00 - 4:45 PM: Daniel Segre (Boston University)4:45 - 5:30 PM: Prashanth Ak (Institute for Advance Study) June 16, Wednesday Morning Session: "Mathematical Models"
9:30 - 10:15 AM: Joshua Plotkin (UPenn) 10:15 - 11:00 AM: John Wakeley (Harvard University)
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Sergio Lukic (Rutgers University)11:45 - 12:30 PM: Sang-Chul Choi (Rutgers University) 12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break Afternoon Session: "Microbial Evolution"
2:00 - 2:45 PM: Joshua Rest (SUNY at Stony Brook)
2:45 - 3:30 PM: Paul Sniegowski (UPenn) 3:30 - 4:00 PM: Break 4:00 - 4:45 PM: Laura Landweber (Princeton University)4:45 - 5:30 PM: Siobain Duffy (Rutgers University)5:30 - 6:15 PM: Jesse Bloom (Cal Tech) June 17, Thursday Morning Session: "Computational Methods"
9:30 - 10:15 AM: Adam Siepel (Cornell University) "A Comparative Analysis of Individual Human Genome Sequences"
10:15- 11:00 AM: Jeffrey Townsend (Yale University)11:00- 11:45 AM: Itsik Pe'er (Columbia University) 11:45- 12:30 PM: Matthew Hahn (Indiana University) "Connecting Gene Copy-Number Variation to Copy-Number Divergence"
12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break Afternoon Session: "Human and Model Organism Evolution" 2:00 - 2:45 PM: Soojin Yi (Georgia Tech)
2:45 - 3:30 PM: Marcus Kronforst (Harvard University) 3:30 - 4:00 PM: Break4:00 - 4:45 PM: Sarah Tishkoff (UPenn) 4:45 - 5:30 PM: Matthew Rockman (NYU) Course Goals and Intended Audience This short course on evolutionary and population genetics is designed to:enable participants with advanced training in the mathematical, computational, and physical sciences, but with a more limited background in biology, to contribute to research at the interface of the biological, mathematical, and physical sciences;introduce participants with traditional backgrounds in genetics and molecular biology to the potential value of quantitative approaches in their own work;provide participants with in-depth training in an important subfield within molecular biology.
The course is appropriate for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty members, and biomedical researchers from non-academic organizations.

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