BTRY_6890_2016

BTRY 6890
Topics in Population Genetics and Genomics
Fall 2016

 

Instructor: Alon Keinan (ak735[at]cornell.edu)
Biological Statistics and Computational Biology (BSCB), 102C Weill Hall

To subscribe: Send an email to statgenj-l-request@list.cornell.edu with the word 'join' in the body of the message

To sign up for presentation: Send an email to Kaixiong Ye at ky279[at]cornell.edu

Where: Weill Hall 321
When: Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Description:

BTRY 6890 is graduate seminar on population genomics. It takes the form of a Journal Club, where each week students, postdocs and faculty meet to discuss reserach papers. This semester will focus mostly on human population genomics. A list of papers will be discussed in the first meeting and updated on this page, though suggestions from the presenter are also welcome. 

Besides the typical format of focusing on a single research paper, this semester we will also adopt a new "mini-review+paper" format: a mini-review for the background and most-up-to-date status of a specific topic, and a research paper for in-depth discussion. Everyone is required to read at least the mini-review. The discussion will cover both but focus more on the research paper.   

This is a 1 credit course (S/U). The requirements for taking it for credit are:

1. Lead the discussion for one of the weeks.

2. Attendance and participation in discussions.
 

Schedule of presentations:
 

Date Presenter Paper Link
08/24/2016

Alon Keinan (ak735)

Introduction  
Explosive genetic evidence for explosive human population growth  
08/31/2016 Kaixiong Ye (ky279)

Statistical Methods for Analyzing Ancient DNA from Hominins

Genomic insights into the origin of farming in the ancient Near East

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09/07/2016 Yiping Wang (yw595)

A genomic view of the peopling of the Americas

Genetic evidence for two founding populations of the Americas

Link

Link

09/14/2016 Yiping Wang (yw595)

The genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic

Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans

Link

Link

09/21/2016 Feng Gao (fg237)

Deep Learning for Population Genetic Inference

Link

09/28/2016 Michelle Hulke (mlh338)

Archaic admixture in human history

The Genetic Cost of Neanderthal Introgression

Link

Link

10/05/2016 Leo Arbiza (lda42)

Genomic Signatures of Sex-Biased Demography: Progress and Prospects

Genetic Diversity on the Human X Chromosome Does Not Support a Strict Pseudoautosomal Boundary

Link

Link

10/12/2016 Charles Liang (sl2678)

Genes mirror migrations and cultures in prehistoric Europe -- a population genomic perspective

The genetic history of Ice Age Europe

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Link

10/19/2016 Melissa Hubisz (mt269)

The mutation rate in human evolution and demographic inference

Life history effects on the molecular clock of autosomes and sex chromosomes

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Link

10/26/2016

Alon Keinan (ak735)

Genomic Signatures of Sex-Biased Demography: Progress and Prospects

Genetic Diversity on the Human X Chromosome Does Not Support a Strict Pseudoautosomal Boundary

Link

Link

11/02/2016   Cancelled  
11/09/2016 Andrew Marderstein (arm286) Detection of human adaptation during the past 2,000 years Link
11/16/2016 Edward Li (eal87) Error-prone polymerase activity causes multinucleotide mutations in humans Link
11/23/2016 Thanksgiving Holiday … Thanksgiving Holiday … Thanksgiving Holiday
11/30/2016 Kaixiong Ye (ky279)

Rapid evolution of the human mutation spectrum

Variation in mutation rates among human populations

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Link

 

 

Paper List

Please see this Google Doc for the full list of suggested papers.