Breakfast Club Seminar Series

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Colly Mitchell


Summary Sentence: "Ancestry, Admixture and Selection in Colombian Genomes" - King Jordan, PhD - Georgia Tech

Full Summary: The Petit Institute Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local Petit Institute faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The Petit Institute Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"Ancestry, Admixture and Selection in Colombian Genomes"

King Jordan, PhD

Associate Professor
School of Biology
Georgia Institute of Technology

King Jordan's Computational Biology and Bioinformatics laboratory conducts research in:  

Transposable Elements, Epigenomics & Gene Regulation - the influence of transposable elements (TEs) on the structure, function and evolution of eukaryotic genomes. Understanding the relationship between TEs, chromatin structure and gene expression dynamics.

Computational Genomics for Public Health - the development and application of computational tools for the analysis of microbial genome sequences. Creation of web-enabled programs for molecular epidemiology and comparative genomics.

Our bioinformatics research efforts sometimes entail algorithm development for functional genomic applications based on next-generation sequence data, e.g. genome assembly, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq. Jordan also works on the development of local bioinformatics capacity in Latin American countries, Colombia in particular. He is the co-founder of the PanAmerican Bioinformatics Institute (PABI), a network of academics and researchers in Colombia and the United States. PABI's mission is to facilitate public health and economic development throughout the Americas via education, research and outreach activities in genomics and bioinformatics.

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In Campus Calendar

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Bioengineering Graduate Program

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
BK Club, IBB
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  • Created On: Nov 8, 2013 - 10:23am
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