The University of Washington Genome Sciences 12th Annual Symposium Presents:

Genetic Networks - From Model Organisms to Human Disease

Monday, November 10, 2014, Foege Auditorium

Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.

Robert Waterston, M.D., Ph.D.
William H. Gates III Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences and
Chair of the Department of Genome Sciences

Understanding yeast biology at genome scale: two examples
Keynote speaker, David Botstein, Ph.D.
Anthony B. Evnin Professor of Genomics, Lewis-Sigler Institute
Princeton University

Clonal dynamics in space and time in human cancers
Sohrab Shah, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Computational Cancer Genomics
Dept. of Pathology, University of British Columbia
Dept. of Molecular Oncology, BC Cancer Agency

Tissue-specificity and human disease: from tissue-specific networks to improving GWAS results
Olga Troyanskaya, Ph.D.
Professor, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics and Department of Computer Science, Princeton University
and Deputy Director for Genomics, Simons Center for Data Analysis, Simons Foundation.

Lunch Break:  12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session:  2:00 p.m.

Computational studies of mutational heterogeneity within and across tumors
Benjamin Raphael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Center for Computational Molecular Biology
Brown University

16andMe meets BFG: personal genomics via humanized yeast, and next-generation protein interaction mapping
Frederick Roth, Ph.D.
Professor, Donnelly Centre, Molecular Genetics & Computer Science, University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto

3:40-4:10:  Break, coffee and cookies in Lobby

Using yeast functional genomics to explore biological pathways and complex phenotypes
Brenda Andrews, Ph.D.                                                      
Director, The Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto

Closing remarks by Robert Waterston