School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Melissa Wilson SayresSchool of Biological Sciences Seminar
August 31, 2017 - 3:30 pm in Hamilton 112

Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayres
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences

"Sex-Biased Genome Evolution"

The human X and Y chromosomes evolved from a pair of homologous autosomes, but today have vastly different gene content and structure. Curiously, despite tremendous sex-bias in human disease, the sex chromosomes are rarely included in genome-wide analyses of human health and disease. One of the reasons for this exclusion is that the X and Y chromosomes don't follow autosomal patterns of inheritance. However, even when they are included, technical biases resulting from aligning all sequences to a single reference genome can result in erroneous results. I will present results that failing to account for the ancestral sequence similarity between the human X and Y can affect variant calling and inference of gene expression.

Hosted by Dr. Colin Meiklejohn

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School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Seminars are on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112 on the UNL City Campus.

The School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series is a weekly series presented by invited speakers and UNL faculty to showcase current research advances in biological sciences. All School of Biological Sciences Seminars are free and open to the public.

FALL 2017

August 31 -- Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences

"Sex-Biased Genome Evolution"
Hosted by Dr. Colin Meiklejohn

September 7 -- Hiep Vu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Animal Science

“A Synthetic Approach to Develop a New Vaccine Against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
Hosted by Dr. Etsuko Moriyama

September 14 -- Louise Comas, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services

“TBA”
Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Russo

September 21 -- TBA

September 28 -- Daniel Hahn, University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology

“TBA”
Hosted by Dr. Jay Storz

October 5 -- TBA

October 12 -- Wayne Riekhof, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

“TBA”
Promotion & Tenure Seminar

October 19 -- Brian Couch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

"TBA"
4-Year Review Seminar

October 26 -- Colin Meiklejohn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

"TBA"
4-Year Review Seminar

November 2 -- TBA

November 9 -- TBA

November 16 -- David Smith, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Biology

"TBA"
Hosted by Dr. Alan Christensen
Supported in part by the UNL Research Council

November 30 -- Greg Houseman, Wichita State University, Department of Biological Sciences

“TBA”
Hosted by Dr. Chad Brassil

December 7 -- Haldre Rogers, Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

“TBA”
Hosted by Dr. Dai Shizuka

Biotechnology/Life Science Seminar Series

The Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar is a weekly series sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology that features experts in biotechnology and life sciences and promoted collaborative opporunties for UNL researchers.

Seminars are on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in Beadle Center E103 (1901 Vine Street).

Refreshments served 3:30 pm.

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