ZarLab goes to Hong Kong 2017 RECOMB Meetings

Last week many members of our group traveled to Hong Kong, China, for the 21st Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology (RECOMB 2017). This year’s meeting, which took place May 3-7, 2017, featured over 300 talks, workshops, and poster presentations on topics from all areas of computational molecular biology.

This year, our group contributed 7 poster presentations, 2 research talks, and 1 research highlight (see below for a complete list). In addition to science, ZarLab members enjoyed traveling about Hong Kong and taking in the food, sights, and bicycle paths.

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Our Papers:

Yue (Ariel) Wu, Farhad Hormozdiari, Jong Wha J Joo and Eleazar Eskin.
Improving imputation accuracy by inferring causal variants in genetic studies

Elior Rahmani, Regev Schweiger, Liat Shenhav, Eleazar Eskin and Eran Halperin.
A Bayesian Framework for Estimating Cell Type Composition from DNA Methylation Without the Need for Methylation Reference


Our Highlights:

Elior Rahmani, Noah Zaitlen, Yael Baran, Celeste Eng, Donglei Hu, Joshua Galanter, Sam Oh, Esteban Burchard, Eleazar Eskin, James Zou and Eran Halperin
Sparse PCA corrects for cell type heterogeneity in epigenome-wide association studies


Our Posters:

Yue (Ariel) Wu, Eleazar Eskin and Sriram Sankararaman
Improving imputation by maximizing power

Lisa Gai, Dat Duong and Eleazar Eskin
Finding associated variants in genome-wide associations studies on multiple traits

Harry Taegyun Yang, Serghei Mangul, Noah Zaitlen, Sagiv Shifman and Eleazar Eskin
Repeat Elements Profile Across Different Tissues in GTEx Samples

Dat Duong, Lisa Gai, Sagi Snir, Eun Yong Kang, Buhm Han, Jae Hoon Sul and Eleazar Eskin
Applying meta-analysis to Genotype-Tissue Expression data from multiple tissues to identify eQTLs and increase the number of eGenes

Jennifer Zou, Farhad Hormozdiari, Jason Ernst, Jae-Hoon Sul and Eleazar Eskin
Leveraging allele-specific expression to improve fine-mapping for eQTL studies

Serghei Mangul, Igor Mandric, Alex Zelikovsky and Eleazar Eskin
Profiling adaptive immune repertoires across multiple human tissues by RNA Sequencing

Robert Brown, Eleazar Eskin and Bogdan Pasaniuc
Haplotype-based eQTL Mapping Increases Power to Identify eGenes