Bioinformatics at Ohio University
Bioinformatics Journal Club

small-sep2013The Bioinformatics Journal Club provides a discussion forum for research articles from the premier journals and conferences in the field of computational biology.  The forum is open to all members of the Ohio University community.  Please email suggestions for discussion topics to welch@ohio.edu


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Spring Semester 2013-2014 Schedule
Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM
Grover Center W113

          Date: 4-30-2014 NO CLASS

  • Date: 4-22-2014
    Topics: Systematic discovery and characterization of regulatory motifs in ENCODE TF binding experiments
    Discussion Leader: Rami

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  • 3-11-2014
    Topics: Proceed with Caution
    Discussion leader:Robert Schmidt
    Link to article
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  • 2-25-2014
    Bioinformatics Distinguished Lecture
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Baker University Center 231
    Topic: Churchill: A Cloud-Enabled, Ultra-Fast Computational Approach for the Discovery of Human Genetic Variation
    Peter White, Ph.D.
    Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
    Abstract
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  • 2-18-2014
    Topics: Journal article review
    Discussion Leader: Yichao Li

    Article is not available electronically. To obtain the article contact Yichao Li at : yl079811@ohio.edu
    Discussion questions:
    1.  Complete the Template for Taking Notes on Research Articles, link
    2.  Provide your opinion on how well the article address the publication criteria of the PLOS One journal, link
    3.  Your recommendation regarding publication of the article in the PLOS One journal. Choose one of the following: reject, accept after major version, accept after minor revision, accept as it is. Provide the rationale for your selection.
  • Date: TBD
    Topcis: Chimeric antigen recceptor-modified T celss in chromic lymphoid leukemia
    Discussion Leader: Samantha Shaw

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  • Date: TBD
    Topics: Barchart
    Discussion Leader: TBD
    Article 1 PDF
    Article 2 PDF
    Article 3 Link
    Article 4 Link

  • Date: TBD
    Topics: Technique - $1000 genome
    Discussion Leader: TBD
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  • Date: TBD
    Topics: The retrovirus HERVH is a long noncoding RNA required for human embryonic stem cell identity
    Discussion Leader: TBD
    Link to Article

  • Fall Semester 2013-14 Schedule
    Tuesdays 4:35-5:25 PM
    ARC 321

    • TBD
      High-resolution haplotype structure in the human genome
      Discussion leader: Yichao Li
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    • TBD
      Computing: Out of the Hood
      Discussion leader: TBD
      Link to article
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    • TBD
      Are We Alone in the Universe?
      Discussion leader: Nestor Sarah
      Link to Article
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    • TBD
      Human-chimp genome comparison (and other primates)
      Discussion leader: TBD
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    • TBD
      Topics:
      Proceed with Caution
      Discussion leader:Robert Schmidt
      Link to article
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    • TBD
      Topics: Artificial Neural Networks

      Discussion leader: Natalie Hanson
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    • TBD
      Topics: DNA collected at arrest

      Discussion leader: Sam Shaw
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    • TBD
      Topics: HxNx Predictions

      Discussion leader: Travis Johnson
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    • 12-3-13
      What is a support vector machine?

      Noble. WS, Nat Biotechnol. 2006 Dec;24(12):1565-7.
      Discussion leader: Al-Ouran Rami
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    • 11-19-13
      Watch movie: GATTACA

      Discussion leader: David Parisi
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    • 11-12-13
      Watch movie : GATTACA

      Discussion leader: David Parisi
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    • 11-5-13
      Watch movie : GATTACA

      Discussion leader: David Parisi

    • 10-29-13
      Reconstructing Population-Level History

      Discussion leader: Yichao Li
      Coursera online course : https://www.coursera.org/course/molevol

      DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
      1.       Attend the Bioinformatics Distinguished Lecture on Monday, October 28th. And write a one paragraph critique of the research presented.
      Location: ARC 106
      Time: Monday, October 28, 2pm - 3pm
      Abstract
      Biosketch

      2.       Read the following article and complete the reading template.
      A consensus tree approach for reconstructing human evolutionary history and detecting population substructure.
      Tsai MC, Blelloch G, Ravi R, Schwartz R.
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    • 10-22-13
      Genome-wide compatible SNP intervals and their properties

      Wang, J., Hill, C., Moore, K. J., Hill, C., Pardo-manual, F., Hill, C., … Mcmillan, L. (n.d.).
      Discussion leader: Jones Jeffrey
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    • 10-15-13
      How to Read a Scientific Article

      Discussion leader: Krystine Garcia
      Link to article
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    • 10-8-13
      Bioethics Issues Pertaining to the Genetic Engineering of Humanity

      Discussion Leader: Xiaoyou Liang

      Complete one of the activities from the list below.

      1. Attend the Bioethics panel discussion and write a 1 paragraph summary of three key points made during the discussion.
      Panel discussion: Can we safely and successfully re-engineer humanity?
      Panelists: Dr. Chris Hook (Mayo Medical School), Dr. Scott Carson (Dept of Philosophy, Ohio University), Attorney Scott Robe (Robe Law Office, Athens)
      Location: WOUB Studio A, RTV Building
      Time: Wednesday, Oct. 2, Noon-1:30pm (arrive before 11:45am)

      2. Attend the Bioethics lecture and write a 1 paragraph critique of the key ideas presented.
      Lecture: The History of American Eugenics -  Lessons for the Second Genetic Century
      Speaker: Dr. Chris Hook (Mayo Clinic)
      Location: Baker Ballroom
      Time: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8-9:30pm

      3. Read the following article and answer the discussion questions provided below.
      Miller PS, Levine RL. Avoiding genetic genocide: understanding good intentions and eugenics in the complex dialogue between the medical and disability communities. Genet Med. 2013 Feb;15(2):95-102. doi: 10.1038/gim.2012.102. Epub 2012 Aug 16. PubMed PMID: 22899092; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3566260.
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    Spring Semester 2012-13 Schedule
    Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 PM
    Stocker 103
    • 4/23/13: 
      Systematic discovery of nonobvious human disease models through orthologous phenotypes

      K. L. McGary, T. J. Park, J. O. Woods, H. J. Cha, J. B. Wallingford, and E. M. Marcotte, PNAS, vol. 107, no. 14, pp. 6544–6549, Apr. 2010.
      Discussion leader:  Robert Schmidt
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    • 4/16/13:
      Genome-wide Epigenetic Data Facilitate Understanding of Disease Susceptibility Association Studies
      J Biol Chem. 2012 Sep 7;287(37):30932-40. doi: 10.1074/jbc.R112.352427. Epub 2012 Sep 5., Hardison RC.
      Discussion leader:  Rami Al-Ouran
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    • 4/9/13:
      California Ban on GloFish Ignites Debate Over Frankenfish

      Discussion leader:  Samantha Shaw
      Link to article
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    • 4/2/12: Bioinformatics Distinguished Lecture Series:  Dr. John Sanford, Cornell University
      Comprehensive Numerical Simulation as a Tool for Understanding Dynamic Genetic Systems 

    • 3/26/13:
      The Next Step in Understanding Population Dynamics: Comprehensive Numerical Simulation
      John C. Sanford, Chase W. Nelson, The Next Step in Understanding Population Dynamics: Comprehensive Numerical Simulation, Studies in Population Genetics, ISBN: 978-953-51-0588-6
      Discussion leader:  Jeffrey Jones
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    • 3/19/13: 
      Faiz Rahman Seminar:
      "Two Decades of Adventures in Solid-State Electronics"
      1:30-2:30, Stocker 103

    • 3/12/13:
      A General Method Applicable to the Search for Similarities in the Amino Acid Sequence of Two Proteins
      Saul B. Needleman, Christian D. Wunsch, A general method applicable to the search for similarities in the amino acid sequence of two proteins, Journal of Molecular Biology, Volume 48, Issue 3, 28 March 1970, Pages 443-453, ISSN 0022-2836, 10.1016/0022-2836(70)90057-4.
      Discussion leader:  Yichao Li
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    • 3/5/13:
      Spring Break

    • 2/26/13
      Phenotype Prediction Using Regularized Regression on Genetic Data in the DREAM5 Systems Genetics B Challenge

      Discussion leader:  Ashwini Naik
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    • 2/19/13
      Join visiting lecturer Victor Jin, assistant professor of biomedial informatics at Ohio State University
      Linking bioinformatics data to cancer cells in Feb. 19 lecture

    • 2/12/13:
      CONTACT PROF. WELCH TO OBTAIN THE RESEARCH ARTICLE AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
      Discussion leader:  Dr. Welch

    • 2/5/13: 
      CONTACT PROF. WELCH TO OBTAIN THE RESEARCH ARTICLE AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.

      Discussion leader:  Dr. Welch

    • 1/29/13:
      How to Read a Scientific Article

      Discussion leader:  Krystine Garcia
      Link to article
      Discussion questions

    • 1/22/13:
      A Report of the Curriculum Task Force of the ISCB Education Committee

      Discussion leader: Dr. Welch
      Link to article

      Discussion questions

    • 1/15/13: 
      Planning and overview
    • The journal club will discuss selected articles from the following collections:

    DREAM Challenge Problems

    NAR Databases annual issue

    NAR Webserver annual issue

    Official journals of the ISCB

    Overview articles about bioinformatics

    The ENCODE project
    ISMB Bioinformatics Education page
    Mice Fall Short as Test Subjects for Humans' Deadly Ills

    Evidence for conserved post-transcriptional roles of unitary pseudogenes and for frequent bifunctionality of mRNAs


    Transposable elements reveal a stem cell specific class of long noncoding RNAs


    Rationally designed bidirection promoter improves the evolutionary stability of synthetic genetic circuits


    Dusting off the Turing Test


    Beyond Turing's Machines


    PLoS Computational Biology: Core Facilities

     

    Journal club papers (Fall Semester 2012-13, Tuesday 4:35 PM to 5:25 PM in Academic & Research Center 101)

    1. 12/4/12:  Computational Approaches to Developmental Patterning
      Discussion leader:  Andy Kouse
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    2. 11/27/12: Cell Polarity:  Quantitative Modeling as a Tool in Cell Biology
      Discussion leader: Bill Broach
      Link to article
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    3. 11/20/12: Thanksgiving Break-No Meeting

    4. 11/13/12:  No Meeting

    5. 11/6/12:  Using Gene Expression Noise to Understand Gene Regulation
      Discussion leader:  Ashwini  Naik
      Link to article
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    6. 10/30/12:  Differential Gene and Transcript Expression Analysis of RNA-Seq Experiments with TopHat and Cufflinks 
      Discussion leader:  Jens Schmidt  
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    7. 10/23/12:  A Deep Sequencing Approach to Comparatively Analyze the Transcription of Lifecycle Stages of the Filarial Worm, Brugia malayi
      Discussion leader:  Rami Al-Ouran
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    8. 10/16/12:  Integrating Genomes
      Discussion leader:  Keith Gilland
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    10. 10/9/12: ACLU challenges California DNA collection practice that police use to solve cold cases
      Discussion leader: Samantha Shaw
      Link to article
      Journal Club Article Summary

    11. 10/2/12: National Bioeconomy Blueprint, April 2012
      Discussion leader: Robert Schmidt
      Link to article
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    12. 9/25/12: DNA and Computers -- A Marriage Made in Heaven
      Discussion leader: Dr. Lonnie Welch
      Link to article
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    13. 9/18/12: Website: http://www.iscb.org/iscb-careers
      Review the current listings on the 'job board' of the International Society for Computational Biology.  Find several job opportunities that seem interesting.  Print the listing for the job that most interests you and bring it to class.  Be prepared to describe the job and to tell why it interests you.
      Discussion leader: Dr. Lonnie Welch

    14. 9/11/12: Computational Biologists: The Next Pharma Scientists?
      Discussion leader: Dr. Lonnie Welch
      Link to article
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    15. 9/4/12: Creativity at the interface
      Alberts B.
      Science. 2012 Apr 13;336(6078):131. PubMed PMID: 22499904
      Discussion leader: Dr. Lonnie Welch
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    Journal club papers (Summer Quarter 2012)

    1. Predicting RNA-Protein Interactions Using Only Sequence Information
      Usha K Muppirala, Vasant G Honavar, and Drena Dobbs.
      BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12:489 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-489
      Discussion leader:  Ashwini Naik
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    Journal club papers (Spring Quarter 2012, Wednesday 11:10-12:00 PM in Academic & Research Center 212)

    1. 6/6/2012:  Inferring the Number of Contributors to Mixed DNA Profiles
      David R. Paoletti, Dan E. Krane, Michael L. Raymer, Travis E. Doom.
      IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 113-122, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/TCBB.2011.76
      Discussion leader:  Jens Schmidt
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    2. 5/30/12: InFiRe - a novel computational method for the identification of insertion sites in transposon mutagenized bacterial genomes
      Olga Shevchuk, Louisa Roselius, Gabriele Günther, Johannes Klein, Dieter Jahn, Michael Steinert, and Richard Münch.
      Bioinformatics (2012) 28(3): 306-310 first published online December 6, 2011
      Discussion leader:  William Broach
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    3. 5/23/12:  Epigenetic priors for identifying active transcription factor binding sites.
      Cuellar-Partida G, Buske FA, McLeay RC, Whitington T, Noble WS, Bailey TL.
      Bioinformatics. 2012 Jan 1;28(1):56-62. Epub 2011 Nov 8.
      Discussion leader:  Rami Al-Ouran
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    4. 5/16/2012:  Great Lakes Bioinformatics(GLBIO) Conference-No Journal Club Meeting

    5. 5/9/12:  TurboKnot: rapid prediction of conserved RNA secondary structures including pseudoknots.
      Seetin MG, Mathews DH.
      Bioinformatics. 2012 Mar 15;28(6):792-8. Epub 2012 Jan 27.
      Discussion leader:  Andrew Kouse
      Link to paper
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    6. 5/2/2012:  "Guilt by Association'' Is the Exception Rather Than the Rule in Gene Networks
      Jesse Gillis, Paul Pavlidis.
      PLoS Computational Biology, March, 2012.
      Discussion leader:  Jeffrey Jones
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    7. 4/25/2012:  RNA folding with soft constraints: reconciliation of probing data and thermodynamic secondary structure prediction
      Stefan Washietl, Ivo L. Hofacker, Peter F. Stadler, Manolis Kellis.
      Nucleic Acids Research, January 28, 2012.
      Discussion leader:  Joshua Welch
      Link to paper
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    8. 4/18/2012:  SATé-II: Very Fast and Accurate Simultaneous Estimation of Multiple Sequence Alignments and Phylogenetic Trees
      Kevin Liu, Tandy J. Warnow, Tandy J. Warnow,  Mark T. HolderSerita M. NelesenJiaye Yu, Alexandros P. Stamatakis, C. Randal Linder.
      Syst Biol (2012)61(1): 90-106 doi:10.1093/sysbio/syr095
      Discussion leader:  Eric Salomaki
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    9. 4/11/2012:  SSuMMo: rapid analysis, comparison and visualization of microbial communities
      Leach et al. 
      Bioinformatics (2012) 28 (5): 679-686.
      Link to paper
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    10. 4/4/2012:De novo motif discovery facilitates identification of interactions between transcription factors in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
      Chen MJ, Chou LC, Hsieh TT, Lee DD, Liu KW, Yu CY, Oyang YJ, Tsai HK, Chen CY. 
      Bioinformatics. 2012 Mar 1;28(5):701-8. Epub 2012 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 22238267.
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    11. 3/28/2012:  No Article

    Journal club papers (Winter Quarter 2012, Monday 2:10-3:00 PM in Academic & Research Center 315)

    1. 3/5/2012: The Lucretian swerve: the biological basis of human behavior and the criminal justice system.
      Cashmore AR.
      Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Mar 9;107(10):4499-504. Epub 2010 Feb 8.
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    2. 2/27/2012: Principal network analysis: identification of subnetworks representing major dynamics using gene expression data.
      Kim Y, Kim TK, Kim Y, Yoo J, You S, Lee I, Carlson G, Hood L, Choi S, Hwang D.
      Bioinformatics. 2011 Feb 1;27(3):391-8. Epub 2010 Dec 30. PubMed PMID: 21193522; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCID: PMC3031040.
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    3. 2/20/2012:  An Eulerian path approach to DNA fragment assembly.
      Pevzner, P. A., Tang, H. & Waterman, M. S.
      Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA98, 9748–9753 (2001).PubMed PMID: 22174245.
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    4. 2/13/2012: Next-generation transcriptome assembly
      Jeffrey A. Martin and Zhong Wang
      Nat
      Rev. Genet. 2011 Sep 7;12(10):671-82. doi: 10.1038/nrg3068. Review. PubMed PMID: 21897427.
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    5. 2/6/2012:  Ultrafast and memory-efficient alignment of short DNA sequences to the human genome.
      Langmead B, Trapnell C, Pop M, Salzberg SL.
      Genome Biol. 2009;10(3):R25. Epub 2009 Mar 4. PubMed PMID: 1926117
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    6. 1/30/2012:  Intro to data production and analysis methods: A user's guide to the encyclopedia of DNA elements (ENCODE).
      ENCODE Project Consortium, Myers RM, Stamatoyannopoulos J, Snyder M, Dunham I, Hardison RC, Bernstein BE, Gingeras TR, Kent WJ, Birney E, Wold B, Crawford GE.
      PLoS Biol. 2011 Apr;9(4):e1001046. Epub 2011 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 21526222; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3079585.
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    7. 1/23/2012: Transcriptional regulation:  Transcriptional regulatory elements in the human genome
      Maston GA, Evans SK, Green MR.
      Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2006;7:29-59. Review. PubMed PMID:16719718.
      Link to paper
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    8. 1/9/2012:  What is a gene, post-ENCODE? History and updated definition.
      Gerstein MB, Bruce C, Rozowsky JS, Zheng D, Du J, Korbel JO, Emanuelsson O, Zhang ZD, Weissman S, Snyder M.
      Genome Res. 2007 Jun;17(6):669-81. Review. PubMed PMID: 17567988.
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    Journal club papers (Fall Quarter 2011-2012, Thursday 2:10-3:00 PM in Academic & Research Center 314 )
    1. 11/10/2011:  The environments of our Hominin ancestors, tool-usage, and scenario visualization
      Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., P.O. Box 56907, St. Louis, MO 63156-0907, USA
      Biology and Philosophy (2006) 21:95–117 DOI 10.1007/s10539-005-0443-z
      Discussion leader: Dr. Scott Carson, Professor of Philosophy at OU
      Link to paper

    2. 11/3/2011: No class

    3. 10/27/2011: LincRNAs act in the circuitry controlling pluripotency and differentiation.
      Guttman M, Donaghey J, Carey BW, Garber M, Grenier JK, Munson G, Young G, Lucas AB, Ach R, Bruhn L, Yang X, Amit I, Meissner A, Regev A, Rinn JL, Root DE, Lander ES. Nature. 2011 Aug 28;477(7364):295-300. doi: 10.1038/nature10398.
      Discussion leader:  Josh Welch
      Link to paper

    4. 10/20/2011: REVIEW PAPER FOR JOURNAL EDITOR. ELECTRONIC COPY NOT AVAILABLE. OBTAIN PAPER FROM RAMI (ra102506@ohio.edu).

    5. 10/13/2011: REVIEW PAPER FOR JOURNAL EDITOR. ELECTRONIC COPY NOT AVAILABLE. OBTAIN PAPER FROM RAMI (ra102506@ohio.edu).

    6. 10/6/2011:  Synthetic chromosome arms function in yeast and generate phenotypic diversity by design.
      Dymond JS, Richardson SM, Coombes CE, Babatz T, Muller H, Annaluru N, Blake WJ, Schwerzmann JW, Dai J, Lindstrom DL, Boeke AC, Gottschling DE, Chandrasegaran S, Bader JS, Boeke JD. Nature. 2011 Sep 14. doi: 10.1038/nature10403
      Discussion leader: Jason Yerardi
      Link to paper

    7. 9/29/2011:  Systematic discovery of nonobvious human disease models through orthologous phenotypes.
      McGary KL, Park TJ, Woods JO, Cha HJ, Wallingford JB, Marcotte EM.
      Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Apr 6;107(14):6544-9. Epub 2010 Mar 22.
      Link to paper

    8. 9/22/2011:  Evolutionary dynamics of a conserved sequence motif in the ribosomal genes of the ciliate Paramecium.
      Catania F, Lynch M.
      BMC Evol Biol. 2010 May 4;10:129.
      Link to paper

    9. 9/15/2011:  Rate, molecular spectrum, and consequences of human mutation.
      Lynch M.
      Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jan 19;107(3):961-8
      Discussion leader: Lonnie Welch
      Link to paper

    Journal club papers (Summer Quarter 2011)

    1. The Genomic HyperBrowser: inferential genomics at the sequence level.
      Sandve GK et al.
      Genome Biol. 2010;11(12):R121.
      Link to paper

    2. Making sense of cancer genomic data.
      Chin L, Hahn WC, Getz G, Meyerson M.
      Genes Dev. 2011 Mar 15;25(6):534-55. Review.
      Link to paper

    3. A vision for the future of genomics research.
      Collins et al.; US National Human Genome Research Institute.
      Nature. 2003 Apr 24;422(6934):835-47.
      Link to paper

    Spring quarter 2011
    Meeting times and location: Tuesdays 9:10am-10:00pm, Stocker Center 326.

    Journal club papers (Spring 2011):

    1. April-5-2011
      A fast, lock-free approach for efficient parallel counting of occurrences of k-mers.
      Marcais G and  Kingsford C.
      Bioinformatics. 2011; 27 (6): 764-770.
      Discussion leader: Lee Nau.
      Link to paper

    2. April-12-2011
      Computational inference of grammars for larger-than-gene structures from annotated gene sequences.
      Tsafnat G, Schaeffer J, Clayphan A, Iredell JR, Partridge SR, Coiera E.
      Bioinformatics. 2011 Mar 15;27(6):791-6.
      Discussion leader: Xiaoyu Liang.
      Link to paper

    3. April-19-2011
      Genome evolution and adaptation in a long-term experiment with Escherichia coli.
      Barrick JE, Yu DS, Yoon SH, Jeong H, Oh TK, Schneider D, Lenski RE, Kim JF.
      Nature. 2009 Oct 29;461(7268):1243-7.
      Discussion leader: Dr.Lonnie Welch
      Link to paper

    4. April-26-2011
      Mapping and analysis of chromatin state dynamics in nine human cell types.
      Ernst et al.
      Nature. 2011 doi:10.1038/nature09906.
      Discussion leader: Josh Welch.
      Link to paper

    5. May-3-2011
      NO JOURNAL CLUB – ATTEND THE GREAT LAKES BIOINFORMATICS CONFERENCE

    6. May-10-2011
      A catalog of reference genomes from the human microbiome.
      Nelson KE. et al.
      Science. 2010 May 21;328(5981):994-9.
      Discussion leader: Kevin Plis.
      Link to paper

    7. May-17-2011
      The cancer genome.
      Stratton MR, Campbell PJ, Futreal PA.
      Nature. 2009 Apr 9;458(7239):719-24.
      Discussion leader: Xun Zhao.
      Link to paper

    8. May-24-2011
      Learning a prior on regulatory potential from eQTL data.
      Lee SI, Dudley AM, Drubin D, Silver PA, Krogan NJ, Pe'er D, Koller D.
      PLoS Genet. 2009 Jan;5(1):e1000358.
      Discussion leader: Xiaoyu Liang.
      Link to paper

    9. May-31-2011
      A User's Guide to the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE).
      The ENCODE Project Consortium.
      PLoS Biol. 2011 Apr;9(4):e1001046.
      Discussion leader: Dr.Lonnie Welch.
      Link to paper


    Winter quarter 2011

    Meeting times and location: Tuesdays 3:10pm-4:00pm, Grover Center W109.

    Journal club papers (Winter 2011):

    1. January-11-2011
      Overlapping codes within protein-coding sequences.
      Itzkovitz S, Hodis E, Segal E.
      Genome Res. 2010 Nov;20(11):1582-9.
      Discussion leader: Dr.Lonnie Welch.
      Link to paper

    2. January-18-2011
      TRELLIS+: an effective approach for indexing genome-scale sequences using suffix trees.
      Phoophakdee B, Zaki MJ.
      Pac Symp Biocomput. 2008:90-101.
      Discussion leader: Dr.Frank Drews.
      Link to paper

    3. January-25-2011
      PriorsEditor: a tool for the creation and use of positional priors in motif discovery.
      Klepper K, Drablos F.
      Bioinformatics. 2010 Sep 1;26(17):2195-7.
      Discussion leader: Xiaoyu Liang.
      Link to paper

    4. February-8-2011
      Occurrence probability of structured motifs in random sequences.
      Robin S, Daudin JJ, Richard H, Sagot MF, Schbath S.
      J Comput Biol. 2002;9(6):761-73.
      Discussion leader: Rami Al-ouran.
      Link to paper

    5. February-15-2011
      Human population structure detection via multilocus genotype clustering.
      Gao X, Starmer J.
      BMC Genet. 2007 Jun 25;8:34.
      Discussion leader: Richard Wolfe.
      Link to paper

    6. February-22-2011
      Accurate phylogenetic classification of variable-length DNA fragments.
      McHardy AC, Martín HG, Tsirigos A, Hugenholtz P, Rigoutsos I.
      Nature Methods. 2007 Jan;4(1):63-72.
      Discussion Leader: Kevin Plis
      Link to paper

    7. March-1-2011
      Learning from failures: testing broad taxonomic hypotheses about plant naturalization.
      Diez JM, Williams PA, Randall RP, Sullivan JJ, Hulme PE, Duncan RP.
      Ecol Lett. 2009 Nov;12(11):1174-83
      Discussion Leader: Keith Gilland
      Link to paper

    8. March-8-2011
      Building trees of algae: Some advances in phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis.
      Verbruggen H, Theriot EC.
      Eur. J. Phycol. 2008;43(3):229–252
      Discussion Leader: Eric Salomaki
      Link to paper
 
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