Schedule for the BCATS 2014 Symposium

8:00 am Badge Pickup (all day) and Breakfast
8:45 am Opening Remarks
Session 1
9:00 am Keynote Address: John Novembre
Addressing challenges for population genetic inference from next-generation sequencing
10:00 am Nandita Garud
Soft selective sweeps are the primary mode of recent adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster
10:15 am Brian Maples
RFMix: a discriminative modeling approach for rapid and robust local ancestry inference
10:30 am Kun-Hsing Yu
Identifying thyroid carcinoma subtypes and outcomes through gene expression data
10:45 am Roshni Cooper
Exploring the nervous system more effectively with electrical engineering: employing computer vision to accelerate synaptic research in C. elegans
11:00 am Poster Session
12:00 pm Lunch
Session 2
1:00 pm Keynote Address: Katie Pollard
Quantifying taxonomic and functional diversity of microbial communities from shotgun metagenomics data
2:00 pm Daniel Himmelstein
Heterogeneous network link prediction prioritizes GWAS
2:15 pm Sandeep Venkataram
Epistasis and the repeatability of evolution in Fisher's geometric model
2:30 pm Zachary Szpiech
Long runs of homozygosity are enriched for deleterious variation
2:45pm Coffee Break
Session 3
3:15 pm Franco Pestilli
Model-based neuroanatomy: Validation and statistical inference in white-matter connectomes
3:30 pm Christopher Baldassano
Supervoxel parcellation of visual cortex connectivity
3:45 pm Berenice Benayou
Buffer Domains promote transcriptional stability at key cell identity and function genes
4:00 pm Keynote Address: David Van Essen
The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects
5:00 pm Closing Remarks
5:30 pm Dinner with Keynote Speakers (Selected Participants Only)