The 4th Kyoto Symposium on Bioinformatics for Next Generation Sequencing with Applications in Human Genetics – April 1st-2nd, 2016 Confirmed Speakers and Talk Titles

Friday, April 1

10:00 – 10:05

Opening remarks

Fumihiko Matsuda (Kyoto University, Japan)

10:05 – 10:15


Mark Lathrop (McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada)

Session 1 : Human disease genomics

Chairperson: Dominique Gauguier (INSERM, Cordeliers Research Centre, France)

10:15 – 10:50

Genetic basis of the inflammatory diseases of the skin and joints: psoriasis and psoriatic athritis

Anne Bowcock (Imperial College London, UK)

10:50 – 11:25

Pitfalls in development of statistical methods for rare variant association studies

Suzanne Leal (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)

11:25 – 12:00

Rare variants are a large source of heritability for gene expression patterns

Ryan Hernandez (University of California, San Francisco, USA)

12:00 – 13:15


Chairperson: Fumihiko Matsuda (Kyoto University, Japan)

13:15 – 13:50

Forward genetic analysis of sleep in mice

Masashi Yanagisawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

13:50 – 14:25

Involvement of PD1 in antibody diversification and immune homeostasis

Sidonia Fagarasan (RIKEN, Japan)

14:25 – 15:00

Combining cross-species comparative RNA-seq and bioinformatic pattern analysis to identify new candidates in inner ear hair cell regeneration

Michael Lovett (Imperial College London, UK)

15:00 – 15:15


Chairperson: Mark Lathrop (McGill University & Quebec Innovation Center, Canada)

15:15 – 15:50

Genetic determinants of metabolome-based molecular phenotypes

Dominique Gauguier (INSERM, Cordeliers Research Centre, France)

15:50 – 16:25

Genetic basis of cerebrovascular disease and MRI-markers of brain aging

Stephanie Debette (University of Bordeaux, France)

16:25 – 17:00

Genomics of immune‐mediated susceptibility to infectious diseases

Vevik Naranbhai (Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, UK)

Saturday, April 2

Session 2: Population and genetic diversity

Chairperson: Joseph D. Terwilliger (Columbia University, USA)

10:00 – 10:35

Demography, diversity, and fitness among human populations

Simon Gravel (McGill University, Canada)

10:35 – 11:10

Characterization of de novo assembled Asian diploid genome

Kim Changhoon (Macrogen Bioinformatics Institute, Korea)

11:10 – 11:45

Two thousand whole-genome reference panel and towards optimized reference genome in Japan

Masao Nagasaki (Tohoku University, Japan)

11:45 – 13:00


Session 3: Population‐based disease studies

Chairperson: Ryo Yamada (Kyoto University, Japan)

13:00 – 13:35

Big prospective biobank studies and drug development: opportunities

Zhengming Chen (University of Oxford, UK)

13:35 – 14:10

Population structure of Han Chinese in the modern Taiwanese population based on 10,000 participants in the Taiwan Biobank project

Chen-Yang Shen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

14:10 – 14:45

Genetic resistance to Zika viral infection in Senegal

Anavaj Sakuntabhai (Pasteur Institute, France)

14:45 – 15:20

Establishing health information trust in Japan

Rami Suzuki (Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan)

15:20 – 15:30

Closing remarks

Jurg Ott (Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC & Rockefeller University, USA)