W13: Genetic Analysis (VCF-Plink)

529 Boyer Hall 611 Charles E Young Dr E,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

High-throughput sequencing technologies have allowed researchers to extract DNA at the individual, population, and species levels. In this workshop, students will learn how to analyze and interpret population-level genetic information with PLINK and R. Students will also be exposed to the literature on the different topics, followed by hands-on exercises and paper discussion.

W5a: RNA-seq I Analysis

529 Boyer Hall 611 Charles E Young Dr E,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

RNA-seq I aims to provide an introduction and the basics tools to process raw RNA-seq data on a cluster machine (Hoffman2). The workshop can serve also as a starting point to develop a gene expression project. This workshop is divided in three days that will cover major steps of processing RNA-seq. To facilitate learning, the […]

W5b: RNA-Seq II Analysis

529 Boyer Hall 611 Charles E Young Dr E,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

RNA-seq II aims to provide tools for analysis of gene expression data from read counts to biology using R. To facilitate learning, the workshop will use a real case study based approach appropriate for Illumina read data (same as RNA-seq I).

W20: Single-Cell RNA-Seq Analysis with Python

529 Boyer Hall 611 Charles E Young Dr E,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

This workshop aims to introduce the basic concepts and algorithms for single-cell RNA-seq analysis. It will help participants obtain a better idea of how to use scRNA-seq technology, from considerations in experimental design to data analysis and interpretation. This workshop can serve researchers who are interested in designing an scRNA-seq study or who have acquired […]

W33: Analysis of Electronic Health Records

529 Boyer Hall 611 Charles E Young Dr E,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The UCLA ATLAS Precision Health Biobank integrates genetic information and de-identified medical records to enable precision health research. This introductory workshop will cover the basics of extracting health-related phenotypes from the electronic health record. Topics covered include introductory SQL, medical record concepts and organization, and best practices. No prior experience with SQL nor health records […]

Research-in-Progress (RIP) Seminar: Jonathan Mah (Garud-Lohmueller), Graduate Student in Bioinformatics Interdepartmental Program

Boyer Hall 159

TITLE: "Inference of the demographic histories and selective effects of human gut commensal microbiota over the course of human history" ABSTRACT: Despite the importance of gut commensal microbiota to human health, there is little knowledge about their evolutionary histories, including their demographic histories and distributions of fitness effects (DFE) of mutations. Here, we infer the […]

Research-in-Progress (RIP) Seminar: Raag Agrawal (Boutros), Graduate Student in Genetics & Genomics, UCLA/Caltech MSTP

Boyer Hall 159

TITLE: "Discovering biomarkers for predicting response to neo-adjuvant ADT and radionuclide treatment in high-risk prostate cancer" ABSTRACT: Prostate cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in non-smoking American men. Next generation treatments for prostate cancer include androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) drugs such as Enzalutamide and radionuclide treatments like Lu-PSMA-617. While both of these […]