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[protege-discussion] NCBO Webinar: Sean Mooney, Sep. 21 @ 10am PT

Trish Whetzel plwhetzel at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 01:10:03 PDT 2011


The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Dr. Sean Mooney from The Buck
Institute on "Using ontologies for hypothesis generation and their
application to basic research in aging" at 10:00am PT, Wednesday, September
21.  Below is information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx and
accompanying teleconference. For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar
presentations see: http://www.bioontology.org/webinar-series.


ABSTRACT:
Understanding the mechanisms and genetic contributions to human aging is one
of the most important challenges to biomedical research.  It is now known
that slowing the aging process also slows the onset of aging related disease
such as cancer or neurodegenerative diseases. In collaboration with Dr.
Nigam Shah and the NCBO,  we have been collaborating with researchers at the
Buck Institute for Research on Aging for several years, and we have together
built several tools to aid molecular and cellular biology research.  In this
presentation, I will describe our novel approach to hypothesis generation
from high throughput experiments and using concept enrichment analysis and
analysis of gene or protein sets.  We are applying our tools to several
collaborations in aging and aging related disease.  To that end I will
provide some examples of our work in Huntington’s disease and the basic
biology of aging.


SPEAKER BIO:
Dr. Sean Mooney is a group leader in the fields of computational biology and
bioinformatics, and manages an active NIH funded laboratory. He received his
PhD from UCSF in 2001 under Prof. Teri Klein and did an American Cancer
Society Fellowship under Prof. Russ Altman at Stanford.  In addition to
collaborative activities in bioinformatics, his primary research interests
focus on building and applying computational models to understand how genes
and genetic variation alters phenotype or causes disease at the protein
level.   He also has an interest in developing new tools for understanding
high throughput experimental datasets.  His research has led to the
development of bioinformatic tools for aiding in characterizing genes and
genetic variation data and its effect on proteins and proteomes including
MutPred, the In Silico Functional Profiling method, MutDB, S-BLEST, the
Catalytic Residue predictor, and PhenoPred.


WEBEX DETAILS:
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1. Go to
https://stanford.webex.com/stanford/j.php?ED=108527772&UID=0&PW=NZDdmNWNjOGMw&RT=MiM0
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: ncbo
4. Click "Join".


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or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300
Global call-in numbers:
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Access code:929 613 752



Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378
whetzel at stanford.edu
http://www.bioontology.org

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