VIRTUAL Division of Biostatistics Seminar: Xihong Lin (Harvard University) – “Analysis of Large-Scale Biobanks and Whole Genome Sequencing Studies”

December 4, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom conference

“Analysis of Large-Scale Biobanks and Whole Genome Sequencing Studies”

Hosted by the Division of Biostatistics

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Abstract: Big data from genome, exposome, and phenome are becoming available at a rapidly increasing rate with no apparent end in sight. Examples include Whole Genome Sequencing data, smartphone data, wearable devices, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs). A rapidly increasing number of large scale national and institutional biobanks have emerged worldwide.

Biobanks integrate genotype, electronic health records, and lifestyle data, and is the trend of health science research. In this talk, I discuss opportunities, analytic tools and resources, and challenges presented by large scale biobanks and population-based Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) studies of common and rare genetic variants and EHRs. The discussions are illustrated using ongoing large scale whole genome sequencing studies of the Genome Sequencing Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Trans-Omics Precision Medicine Program from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the UK Biobank and FinnGen.

Everyone must register for each individual seminar. Each presentation has a unique registration link found on the Biostatistics seminars webpage.

For inquiries contact Emily Gremminger.