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VanBUG Bioinformatics Seminar

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

VanBUG Bioinformatics Seminar
Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM (PT)
Please fill out our RSVP form if you are interested in attending this seminar at either location.
Speaker Location: SFU (Big Data Hub, ASB 10900)
Live Stream: UBC (Michael Smith Laboratories, MSL 102)

Featured Speaker: Dr. Sean Gibbons

Associate Professor, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle

Talk title: You are what you eat

Talk Abstract: Dietary intake is tightly coupled to gut microbiota composition, human metabolism, and to the incidence of virtually all major chronic diseases. Dietary and nutrient intake are usually quantified using dietary questionnaires, which tend to focus on broad food categories, suffer from self-reporting biases, and require strong compliance from study participants. In this talk, I will present MEDI (Metagenomic Estimation of Dietary Intake), a method for quantifying dietary and nutritional intake using food-derived DNA in stool metagenomes, and how this method will be integrated into our community-scale metabolic modeling tool called MICOM.

Trainee Speaker: Yerin Kim (Jones and Vu labs, UBC)

Talk Title: Long-read based native RNA sequencing of human transcriptomes reveals complexity of mRNA modifications and crosstalk between RNA regulatory features