[VanBUG] reminder Thursday, Sept 8, 6pm – Cedric Chauve, Reconstructing Ancient Genome Architectures‏

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VanBUG kicks off its 10th season on Thursday, September 8 at 6pm.
Seminar is followed by pizza, refreshments and great networking.

*Intro speaker* (10mins): Christian Frech, PhD Candidate, Chen Lab, 
Simon Fraser University
Genome comparison of human and non-human malaria parasites reveals 
species-specific genes potentially linked to human disease

*Featured speaker*: Cedric Chauve, Associate Professor of Mathematics, 
Simon Fraser University

Reconstructing Ancient Genome Architectures

Paleogenomics aims at reconstructing the genomes of extinct species, 
whose DNA can not be sequenced due to molecular decay. Hence the only 
possible approach is the study of current genomes (i.e. descendants of 
these extinct species) to detect conserved features that might indicate 
ancestral genomic characters and then to assemble these characters into 
ancestral genomes. In this talk I will describe recent (successful?) 
efforts to reconstruct the architecture of ancient vertebrate genomes, 
from placental mammalians to amniotes.

Please note:
Trainees are invited to meet with the VanBUG speaker for open discussion
of both science and career paths. This takes place 5:00-5:45pm in the 
Boardroom on the ground floor of the BCCRC.

Recommended Reading
Reconstructing ancestral genomes

Framework for reconstruction and application to mammalian genomes

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Start Date: 08/09/2011
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM

Contact Name:
Stefanie Butland

The VanBUG team:
Stefanie Butland
Cedric Chauve
Bhavjinder Dhillon
Elodie Portales-Casamar

VanBUG is generously sponsored by the CIHR Bioinformatics Training
Program, MITACS, GenomeBC, and the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops
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