- April 3, 2017: First day of Spring quarter. Prof. Manuel Rivas and Prof. James Zou will be teaching BIODS 215: Topics in Biomedical Data Science: Large-scale inference.
- March 6-10, 2017: Manuel presents "Exploiting advances in genomics, voice, and health records across populations" at the "Think Different" seminar series organized by the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Finland (FIMM).
- February 9, 2017: Manuel presents "Models, Tools, and Resources for genomic studies of human health and diseases across biobanks and case-control studies" at Stanford University's BMIR research colloquium.
- January 25, 2017: Manuel presents "Generating effective therapeutic hypotheses from human genetic data and population biobanks" at the Genetics Research Consortium Face-to-Face meeting at Biogen in Cambridge, MA.
- December 16, 2016: Manuel presents "Medicina genómica en el siglo XXI" at UNAN-Managua in Managua, Nicaragua.
- December 6, 2016: Manuel presents "A statistical framework for generating effective therapeutic hypotheses from human genetic data" at the Target Validation Using Genomics and Informatics meeting in Heidelberg, Germany.
- November 15, 2016: Latest preprint from the lab in collaboration with Matti Pirinen on "biMM: Efficient estimation of genetic variances and covariances for cohorts with high-dimensional phenotype measurements" posted on bioRxiv.
- November 5-6, 2016: Oliver, Yosuke, and Adam participate in health++ hackathon where they developed UDDeR, a software for understanding the prevalence of disease in different regions of the world is important for physicians and researchers to understand disease drivers.
- November 4, 2016: Manuel participates in the NHGRI/TopMed Genome Sequencing Program meeting at Harvard Medical School.
- November 1, 2016: Manuel presents the lab's background and research vision in the Institute for Computational
& Mathematical Engineering First Year Seminar Series.
- September 25, 2016: Manuel presents his latest research on the genetic epidemiology of Crohn's and rare diseases in the Ashkenazi Jewish population at the Genomics of Common Diseases Meeting.
- September 25, 2016: Manuel posts his latest preprint on exome sequencing of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) in the Ashkenazi Jewish population on bioRxiv. Results are publicly available in an exome resource browser.
- September 2016: Yosuke Tanigawa, Adam Lavertu, Mamie Wang, Oliver Bear Don't Walk IV, and Tony Lindsey joined the lab as rotation students. Yosuke will be working on genomic compression from long read sequencing data. Adam will be working on finite Bayesian mixture models to understand the functional consequences of genetic variation. Mamie Wang will be researching quantification of robustness and sensitivity analysis for genome inference models. Oliver will be working on digitizing health records in underserved communities. Tony will be working on integrating genomic, imaging, and clinical outcomes data.
- August 2016: Our study identifying a protein truncating variant in RNF186 that confers protection against ulcerative colitis is published in Nature Communications: Article and Press release.
- September 1, 2016: Lab opens at Stanford!