The Genomic Data Commons, a next-generation platform that enables unprecedented data access, analysis and sharing for cancer research, publicly launched at the University of Chicago on June 6, opening the door to discoveries for this complex set of diseases.
The Genomic Data Commons went live with approximately 4.1 petabytes of data from National Cancer Institute-supported research programs, including some of the largest and most comprehensive cancer genomics datasets in the world—such as The Cancer Genome Atlas and Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments and more than 14,000 anonymized patient cases. One petabyte equals 1 million gigabytes.
A new study from Yoav Gilad’s lab uses a novel method to identify thousands of splice QTLs and shows that these variants have a contribution to complex disease that is similar to that of eQTLs.
Charlene Hoi (Ilaria Rebay Lab) successfully defended her thesis on April 20, 2016 -“INTERACTIONS BETWEEN EYES ABSENT AND JAK/STAT SIGNALING DURINGDROSOPHILA DEVELOPMENT” Congratulations Charlene!
Chai Bandlamudi (Kevin White Lab) successfully defended his thesis on December 10, 2015- “Discovery and characterization of novel somatic and widespread inherited polymorphic fusion genes in humans”
Bryce van de Geijin (Jonathan Pritchard Lab) successfully defended his thesis on November 20, 2015 – “Genomic tools for robust quantitative trait locus discovery and interpretation.” Bryce has accepted a Postdoctoral position at Harvard University and will be working in the Alkes Price lab. Congratulations Bryce!