Plenary Lecture: Erez Lieberman Aiden

Erez Lieberman Aiden received his PhD from Harvard and MIT in 2010. After several years at Harvard's Society of Fellows and at Google as Visiting Faculty, he became Assistant Professor of Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. Dr. Aiden's inventions include the Hi-C method for three-dimensional DNA sequencing, which enables scientists to examine how the two-meter long human genome folds up inside the tiny space of the cell nucleus. In 2014, his laboratory reported the first comprehensive map of loops across the human genome, mapping their anchors with single-base-pair resolution. In 2015, his lab showed that these loops form by extrusion, and that it is possible to add and remove loops and domains in a predictable fashion using targeted mutations as short as a single base pair.
Date: Monday, January 11, 2016
Time: 8:45 AM-9:30 AM
Room: Town & Country Ballroom
Chair:
Tom Blake
8:45 AM
Reading and Writing Genomes in 3D: The CTCF Code
Erez Lieberman Aiden, Baylor College of Medicine

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