Friday, SEPT 24 | 10 to 11 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

Please join us for the Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series-Clinical Informatics!

“Harnessing Public Genomics Big Data to Gain Functional Insights on Complex Diseases”

Zhaohui "Steve" Qin, PhD, MS
Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University


Understanding the biological mechanisms underlying complex human diseases remains a fundamental challenge in biomedical research. In recent years, rapid development and dissemination of high throughput technologies results in massive amount of genomics data produced and publicly available, which gives researchers new opportunities to spark new hypotheses and uncover fresh insights. Many researchers including our group have developed powerful computational tools to enable researchers to better utilize the massive genomics data to gain insights on complex diseases they are interested in. In this presentation, we will review the statistical and machine learning methods that played key roles in these computational methods. We hope to present a big picture on how genomics bigdata can potentially make its way into the clinics and help improve health care.