Schedule is Eastern time zone.

8:30am- 8:45am


Yi Xing, PhD

Executive Director, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Introduction by Conference Chair Ingo Helbig, MD

8:45am- 9:30am

Keynote Speaker introduction by Ingo Helbig, MD

Andre Franke, PhD

Professor of Molecular Medicine

Director, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology

University of Kiel

Genetic Risk and Protection in COVID-19 Disease

9:45am- 10:15am

Stephanie Hicks, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biostatistics

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Scalable Statistic Methods and Software for Single-Cell Data Science

10:30am- 11:00am

Heng Li, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Harvard Medical School

Haplotype-Resolved Assembly of Long Accurate Reads

11:15am- 11:45am

Iain Mathieson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Genetics
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine

Why Do Polygenic Risk Scores Not Transfer Across Ancestries?

11:45am- 1:00pm

Break for Lunch

1:00pm- 1:45pm

Keynote Speaker introduction by Yi Xing, PhD

Xihong Lin, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics

T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard University

Scalable Analysis of Biobanks and Multi-Ethnic Whole Genome Sequencing Analysis Studies.

2:00pm- 2:30pm

Melissa Haendel, PhD
Chief Research Informatics Officer
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School
Director of the Center for Data to Health (CD2H)

Making Phenomics a First Class Computational Act

2:45pm - 3:15pm

Jingyi (Jessica) Li, PhD
Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics
Department of Human Genetics
Department of Biomathematics 
University of California, Los Angeles

Statistical Rigor in Genomics Data Analysis

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Ryan Urbanowicz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Informatics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Automated Machine Learning Analysis Pipeline for Biomedical Data Mining


Closing Remarks

Ingo Helbig, MD

Director of Genomics Science, Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN)
Division of Neurology and CHOP Neuroscience Center |

Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia