Structural Variant Detection

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About Presidential Lectures

Presidential Lectures are free public colloquia centered on four main themes: Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Neuroscience and Autism Science. These curated, high-level scientific talks feature leading scientists and mathematicians and are intended to foster discourse and drive discovery among the broader NYC-area research community. We invite those interested in the topic to join us for this weekly lecture series.

This Biotech Symposium will focus on computational methods for detecting structural variants, which include large chromosomal insertions, deletions, inversions and translocations. Structural variants may cause both germline and somatic genetic diseases — such as inherited disorders and cancer — and contribute to human diversity and disease susceptibility.

Attendees will include New York City area faculty, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, students and technical staff. Guests are invited to meet the speakers and mingle during the mid-afternoon break.

Evan Eichler

“Discovery & Genotyping Human Genome Structural Variation”

Sohrab Shah

“Modeling Evolution of the Structural Genome in Cancer Cell Populations”

Ali Bashar

“Update on Mt. Sinai Institute of Genomics & Multiscale Biology”

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