You are invited to attend the 17th Annual J. B. Douglas Postgraduate Awards of the SSA NSW Branch followed by the Annual Lecture and Dinner.
We are excited to have nine student speakers confirmed for the day. A copy of the programme can be downloaded here:
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Venue: Aerial UTS Function Centre (Level 7, Building 10), University of Technology Sydney. 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia.
1:00pm – 5:15pm: Student Presentations
5:15pm – 6:00pm: Awards Presentation
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Annual Lecture – Professor Jean Yang
7:00pm – onward: Pre-dinner drink at 7:00 and dinner from 7:30pm
University of Sydney
Neuronal cell systems exhibit extraordinary levels of complexity. Thus it is of great interest to explore the ways in which this neuronal diversity is generated and manifested to achieve such complexity. One proposed mechanism is patterns of gene transcription across neurons. We will describe how a gamma-normal mixture model is used to identify active gene expression across cells; we then use these to characterise markers for olfactory sensory neutron cell maturity and to build cell-specific coactivation networks. Finally, we will describe an approach using bioinformatics and statistics to evaluate evidence of gene transcriptional mosaics as a mechanism for achieving diversity of neuronal cells.
Biography of Professor Jean Yang
Jean obtained a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Sydney before studying for her PhD in theDepartment of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. She worked under the supervision of Terry Speed on the design and analysis of cDNA microarray experiments. Previously she was an Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco and has relocated back to Sydney in 2005 and started a lectureship position with University of Sydney.
|Time:||1:00 pm - 9:00 pm|
|Location:||Aerial UTS Function Centre (Level 7, Building 10), University of Technology Sydney.,
235 Jones Street,