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Wednesday, October 31, Halloween 2012, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, GBSF Auditorium
A yearly celebration of research in the Genome Center laboratories

Focus on genomics of Human Disease and on Metagenomics
8:30 AM-Breakfast, posters and carved pumpkins set up
9:00 AM-Richard Michelmore, Welcome
9:05 AM-Weston Powell, LaSalle lab, Long non-coding RNAs and Prader-Willi Syndrome
9:35 PM-New and exciting technologies in the GC Cores, an interactive forum, Joe Fass, Ryan Kim, Mine Palazoglu, Brett Phinney. Moderator: Luca Comai
10:40 AM-Break: Coffee, cookies, costumes, poster viewing
11:00 AM-Emerging Genomic Technology and Human Health, an interactive forum
Brock Siegel*, Jonathan Eisen, David Segal. Moderator: Justin Siegel
The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest
12:00 PM-Lunch, poster viewing, vote on pumpkin carvings
1:10 PM-Janet Jansson, Keynote speaker, Earth Science Division and Department of Plant and Microbial Ecology, Berkeley “Omics exploration of the human gut microbiome”
2:10 PM-Anna Guan, Rannala lab, Pooling-based GWAS for identifying lung cancer risk
variants in the Thai population
2:40 PM-Break: Refreshments, Award for best carved pumpkin
3:00 PM-Justin Siegel, Siegel lab, Engineering therapeutic proteins for celiac disease
3:30 PM-Holly Bik, Eisen lab, Phylogeny-based taxonomy assignments from environmental
metagenome datal
4:00 PM-Luca Comai, Ending comments

Refreshments provided by Fisher Scientific and associate companies, and by Illumina
* Brock Siegel managed operations at Applied Biosystems, Illumina and Complete Genomics. He is
currently at Life Science Angels.

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