Genomics of model organisms and human biology: Insights from the modENCODE Project

modENCODE

On June 20-21, 2012, The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted a special symposium, Genomics of model organisms and human biology: Insights from the modENCODE Project, at the Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Md. The goal of the symposium was to celebrate the project's accomplishments, as it draws to completion this year. At the symposium, modENCODE consortium members showcased modENCODE findings and highlighted the power of model organisms to enhance our understanding of:

  • The biology of these organisms
  • Fundamental biological processes such as the regulation of gene expression
  • Human health and disease


Available in the table below are videos and accompanying slides from the symposium.
Also available as a video playlist on GenomeTV

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Topic Speaker
1 Welcome and Opening Remarks
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
2 Overview of the modENCODE Project
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Elise Feingold, Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute
3 modENCODE: Data and Tools for the Community
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Gos Micklem, Ph.D.
University of Cambridge
4 Insights from integrative analysis of the C. elegans genome
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Mark Gerstein, Ph.D.
Yale University

5 Insights from integrative analysis of the D. melanogaster genome
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

6 Transcriptomes: General prinicples from comparison of worm, fly and human
YouTube video Video
Robert Waterston, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington
7 View from a C. elegans researcher: transcriptional control of organogenesis
YouTube video Video
Susan Mango, Ph.D.
Harvard University
8 Panel Discussion: Use of modENCODE data for understanding basic biology
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Gary Karpen, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Thursday, June 21, 2012

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  Topic Speaker
9 Regulatory Conservation and Divergence Among Organisms
YouTube video Video
Michael Snyder, Ph.D.
Stanford University
10 What we have learned about human chromatin from C. elegans and D. melanogaster modENCODE data
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Jason Lieb, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11 modENCODE as Part of a Drosophila Search for Cancer Therapeutics
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Ross Cagan, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
12 Transposon site-specificity and genome evolution
YouTube video Video | Slides PDF file
Allan Spradling, Ph.D.
Carnegie Institution for Science
13 Panel Discussion: Use of modENCODE data for understanding human biology and disease
YouTube video Video
Brian Oliver, Ph.D. (Moderator)
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
14 Closing Remarks
YouTube video Video
Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
National Human Genome Research Institute

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Last Updated: July 11, 2012