Ryan Layer, PhD, Research Associate in the Quinlan Lab, was selected to give a platform talk at two upcoming conferences this fall. Dr. Layer will discuss new methods for exploring millions of human genomes at the Wellcome Trust Genome Bioinformatics 2014 Conference. This is the premier bioinformatics meeting in the world and will be held September 21-24 in Cambridge, UK. He will also speak at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Set to be held October 18-22, 2014 this is the world’s largest human genetics meeting and exposition, with over 6,500 people expected to attend. It provides a forum for presentations and discussion of the latest scientific developments in all areas of human genetics. The program includes 16 invited scientific sessions, 40 platform sessions, as well as thousands of posters on display from submitted abstracts.
In addition, Dr. Layer recently had a paper selected for publication. LUMPY: a probabilistic framework for structural variant discovery was published June 26, 2014 in Genome Biology.