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Statistics Seminar Series: Xinkun ‘Sequen’ Wang "Deep Mining of Genome Sequencing Data"

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: 2006 Sheridan Road, B02, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kisa Kowal   847.491.3974

Group: Department of Statistics

Category: Academic


Department of Statistics Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Talk Title: Deep mining of genome sequencing data

Speaker: Xinkun ‘Sequen’ Wang, Director of NUSeq Core Facility; Center for Genetic Medicine faculty member; Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Time: 11:00am

Abstract: High-throughput genome sequencing has rapidly revolutionized biomedical research. Oceans of next-gen sequencing data have been produced, and more data is being generated at a faster pace. How to extract information and generate new biological knowledge from NGS data offers unprecedented challenges. Compared to the current capability in data production, our ability in data mining needs a significant overhaul. Solving key biological questions and improving health care will rely on efficient mining of genome sequencing data.

Location: Basement classroom - B02, Department of Statistics, 2006 Sheridan Road

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