PSB is offering three three-hour workshops during the meeting (exact dates to be determined). These workshops were created to provide an opportunity for a gathering that will not be based on peer-reviewed papers included in the proceedings book. The workshops will consist of presentations by invited speakers. Abstract submissions for the workshops will be evaluated by the workshop co-chairs.
In this workshop, we will focus on studies that combine experimental data and computational techniques to identify different categories of non-coding RNAs. Application of computational methods for non-coding RNA functional annotation will also be discussed.
Email: chao dot cheng at dartmouth dot edu
A clear understanding of the etiology of ASD is still limited, particularly in understanding the interaction between the genome and the environment. ASD are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders, with subtypes characterized by varying difficulty with social interaction and communication, as well as repetitive behaviors. A key to unlocking the causes of these complex developmental disorders will require the synergistic collaboration of multiple domain-experts, including clinicians, environmental exposure experts, bioinformaticists, geneticists, and computer scientists. This workshop will provide an interface for experienced ASD researchers to share their knowledge with the PSB cross-disciplinary community, starting discussion and fostering new collaborations for meeting the challenges of ASD research in the future. Further, successful approaches/methods that improve the understanding of the etiology of ASD have the potential for being adapted for the study of other common, complex disorders.
We will have multiple speakers covering a range of topics, from current research linking genetic architecture to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to work elucidating the impact of environmental exposure and ASD, as well as important ethical considerations unique to ASD research.
During the discussion session, we will encourage the sharing of ideas and brainstorming new possibilities for future research in this field.