Biodiversity and Environment Network
Spring 2014 Expertise Exchange Sessions – Torrey Webb room, 4pm, Tuesday bi-weekly
Biodiversity and Environment Science and Social Hour, sessions followed with wine and cheese
Each session will feature two local speakers (20 min each) and discussion sessions on biodiversity topics of interest.
- February 25, 2014
Eric Stein (S. Ca. Coastal Water Res. Project), Using aquatic community composition as a tool for evaluating stream condition and influencing management actions.
Regina Wetzer (NHM, LA County), Is it Real? Museums as the Hub for Specimen-based Research.
- March 11, 2014
Eric von Wettberg (Florida International U), Conservation genetics of endangered plants of the Florida Keys: sea level rise and restoration planning
Dan Gluesenkamp (Cali Native Plant Society), CNPS at 50: progress in preservation, prospects for the future.
Spring 2014 Biodiversity Workshops
- January 31, 2014: Collaborative Fund in Biodiversity and Environment Workshop at USC
10:00am-4:30pm: RRI 101, Followed by BBQ at 5:00pm in RRI 421
Population / Genomics Data Analysis
Sergey Nuzhdin (USC) 10:00am, Opening Remarks
Paul Marjoram (Keck, USC) 10:15am, Sequence-based follow-up to GWAS: a case study.
Kim Siegmund (Keck, USC) 10:45am, Genealogically-based analysis of tumor growth using exome data.
Kirk Lohmueller (UCLA) 11:15am, Cross-species analysis of the distribution of fitness effects of amino-acid mutations.
Josh Akey (U Washington) 12:00pm, Adventures in recent human evolution told by massively large catalogs of human genetic variation.
Lauren McIntyre (U Florida) 2:15pm, Reads are random: a Bayesian model of allele specific expression.
Peter Ralph (College, USC) 3:00pm, Local adaptation: When does it happen and when can we tell?
Christoph Lippert (Microsoft) 3:30pm, LIMIX: A flexible and efficient framework for the genetic analysis of multiple traits.
Nicolo Fusi (Microsoft) 4:00pm, Detecting regulatory gene–environment interactions with unmeasured environmental factors.
- February 13-14, 2014: Biodiversity and Environment Visionaries Workshop
The evolution of regulatory networks
Invited Speaker: Mike Lynch, (Indiana University), Host: Peter Ralph
Thursday February 13, 11:00am-12:30pm, RRI 101 (talk and discussion), The evolution of transcriptionfactor binding sites
Thursday February 14, 11:00am-12:00pm, RRI 101 (talk), Mutation, Drift, and the Origin of Subcellular Features
Also please join us for informal discussions (just show up, or email email@example.com for info):
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 3-4pm, RRI 101
Friday, Feb. 14th, 2-4pm, RRI 101
- May 2-4, 2014
Invited Speaker: Sean Carroll, (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Southern California Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics at USC
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:00am-2:30pm
More information and free registration at: scalemeeting.org.
SCalE is a regional meeting for the many local labs working at the intersection of genetics, genomics, and evolution. Come on out to present your work, hear new ideas, find advice or collaborators, jobs or employees. Registration is free; please register at scalemeeting.org so we can make sure to have enough lunch for you (also free).
- USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
- 3616 Trousdale Parkway, AHF 410
- Los Angeles, California 90089-0371
- Phone: (213) 740 - 6780
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org