Keynote Speakers

Michael I. Jordan , Ph.D

Pehong Chen Distinguished Professor 
Department of EECS 
Department of Statistics 
University of California, Berkeley

Title: Statistical Inference of Protein Structure and Function

The study of the structure and function of proteins serves up many problems that offer challenges and opportunities for computational and statistical research. I will overview my experiences in several such problem domains, ranging from domains where off-the-shelf ideas can be fruitfully applied to domains that require new thinking. These are:

  1. the identification of active sites in enzymes;
  2. the modeling of protein backbone configurations;
  3. the prediction of molecular function based on phylogeny;
  4. alignment and phylogenetic inference.

Nancy Cox, Ph.D.

Professor and Section Chief, Section of Genetic Medicine, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Member: Computation Institute, Committee on Genetics, Committee on Molecular Medicine, Committee on Cancer Biology

Title: Transitions: GWAS to Sequencing, Discovery to Understanding, and Bench to Bedside.