BIOL 5496/CSE 7800: Computational Molecular Biology Journal Club


Welcome to the home page for BIOL 5496/CSE 7800, the Computational Molecular Biology Journal Club. The Journal Club meets Thursdays, 3-4 PM in 4444 Forest Park, Room 5206.

Your course masters are Jeremy Buhler and Barak Cohen.

Participants in the Journal Club present recent published research in the areas of computational molecular biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics. Every student receiving credit for participation must present a paper at one meeting of the Journal Club and must otherwise participate as described in the course overview. Other students, postdocs, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend and participate.


Schedule of Presentations for Fall 2014

Date Presenter Topic/Reading
Aug 28 Organizational Meeting
Sep 4 Xiaojing Huang BF Voight et al. "Plasma HDL cholesterol and risk of myocardial infarction: a mendelian randomisation study." The Lancet 380:572-580, 2012.
Sep 11 Amy Li continuation of Voight et al.
Sep 18 Arthur Lee S Greenland, J Pearl, and JM Robins. Causal diagrams for epidemiologic research. Epidemiology 10:37-48, 1999.
Sep 25 Rosh Hashanah -- no class
Oct 2 Runjun Kumar SJ Sanders et al. De novo mutations revealed by whole-exome sequencing are strongly associated with autism. Nature 485:237-241, 2012.
Oct 9 Sohini Sengupta SB English and AJ Butte. Evaluation and integration of 49 genome-wide experiments and the prediction of previously unknown obesity-related genes. Bioinformatics 23:2910-2917, 2007.
Oct 16 JB Kopp, MW Smith, GW Nelson, RC Johnson, et al. MYH9 is a major-effect risk gene for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Nature Genetics 40:1175-1184, 2008.
Oct 23 Smiruthi Ramasubramanian M Laabei, M Recker, JK Rudin, M Aldeljawi, et al. Predicting the virulence of MRSA from its genome sequence. Genome Research 24:839-849, 2014.
Oct 30 Nicole Rockweiler H Kawaji, M Lizio M Itoh, M Kanamori-Katayama, et al. Comparison of CAGE and RNA-seq transcriptome profiling using clonally amplified and single-molecule next-generation sequencing. Genome Research 24:708.17, 2014.
Nov 6 Mingchao Xie JH Lee, ER Daugharthy, J Schieman, R Kalhor, et al. Highly multiplexed subcellular RNA sequencing in situ. Science 343:1360-1363, 2014.
Nov 13
Nov 20
Nov 27 Thanksgiving -- no class
Dec 4 Amy Li N Eriksson, S Wu, CB Do, AK Kiefer, et al. A genetic variant near olfactory receptor genes influences cilantro preference. Flavour 1:22, 2012.

Some Prior Editions of the Journal Club