[Popgenlunch] Kerry Bubb speaks Friday in PopGenLunch (amended)

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Wed Jan 23 16:19:57 PST 2013

Folks --

(Elizabeth Thompson has provided her talk's title, so let me amend today's email accordingly):

Kerry Bubb will speak this Friday. She is in Christine Queitsch's lab which
works on heat shock proteins in plants. She writes, in explanation of her
title, that:

"This talk is motivated by Christine's feeling that 'buffering' (and I'll
explain what I mean by that more rigorously) is one reason why GWAS studies
have failed to explain lots of heritability for many complex disease. I'm
going to try to give a chalk-talk version."

Our schedule for the remainder of the quarter is now:

Date: 1/25
Who: Kerry Bubb (Genome Sciences)
Topic: Modeling complex diseases: What to expect when you are GWASing

Date: 2/1
Who: Joe Felsenstein (Genome Sciences)
Topic: Potpourri: a number of interesting unrelated small results

Date: 2/8
Who: Serge Sverdlov (Statistics)
Topic: tba

Date: 2/15
Who: Mary Kuhner (Genome Sciences)
Topic: a DEEPLY DEMENTED use of phylogenetics in cancer research

Date: 2/22
Who: Elizabeth Thompson (Statistics)
Topic: Counts of relatives and rare variant extinction in infinite populations

Date: 3/1
Who: Erick Matsen (FHCRC)
Topic: Fitting likelihood curves for fun and profit

Date: 3/8
Who: Julia Palacios Roman (Statistics)
Topic: tba

Our schedule is full but not complete: we still need titles/topics from two of you.

This quarter the seminar will be in S040 Foege, the downstairs seminar room opposite the elevators on Ground floor.

Joe Felsenstein joe at gs.washington.edu
Department of Genome Sciences and Department of Biology,
University of Washington, Box 355065, Seattle, WA 98195-5065 USA

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