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Top Reading Papers 2016 - 2017 - RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics, with DREAM Challenges

As selected at RECOMB/ISCB Regulatory systems Genomics 2017

(Papers are listed alphabetically by title.  Due to a draw, this year's list contains 11 papers.)

A prior-based integrative framework for functional transcriptional regulatory network inference, Siahpirani A, Roy S. Nucleic Acids Res 45(4):e21

chromVAR: inferring transcription-factor-associated accessibility from single-cell epigenomic data, Schep AN, Wu B, Buenrostro JD, Greenleaf WJ. Nat Methods 14(10):975-978

Denoising genome-wide histone ChIP-seq with convolutional neural networks, Koh PW, Pierson E, Kundaje A. Bioinformatics 33(14):i225-i233

Genome-scale high-resolution mapping of activating and repressive nucleotides in regulatory regions, Ernst J, Melnikov A, Zhang X, Wang L, Rogov P, Mikkelsen T, Kellis M. Nat Biotechnol 34(11):1180-1190

Genome-Wide Association between Transcription Factor Expression and Chromatin Accessibility Reveals Regulators of Chromatin Accessibility, Lamparter D, Marbach D, Rueedi R, Bergmann S, Kutalik Z. PLoS Comput Biol 13(1):e1005311

Identification of novel prostate cancer drivers using RegNetDriver: a framework for integration of genetic and epigenetic alterations with tissue-specific regulatory network, Dhingra P, Martinez-Fundichely A, Berger A, Huang FW, Forbes AN, Liu EM, Liu D, Sboner A, Tamayo P, Rickman DS, Rubin MA, Khurana E. Genome Biol 18:141

Is a super-enhancer greater than the sum of its parts?, Dukler N, Gulko B, Huang YF, Siepel A. Nat Genet 49:2-3

Quantifying the impact of non-coding variants on transcription factor-DNA binding, Zhao J, Li D, Seo J, Allen AS, Gordan R. Res Comput Mol Biol 10229:336-352

Reconstruction of enhancer-target networks in 935 samples of human primary cells, tissues and cell lines, Cao Q, Anyansi C, Hu X, Xu L, Xiong L, Tang W, Mok MTS, Cheng C, Fan X, Gerstein M, Cheng ASL, Yip KY. Nat Genet 49(10):1428-1436

SMiLE-seq identifies binding motifs of single and dimeric transcription factors, Isakova A, Groux R, Imbeault M, Rainer P, Alpern D, Dainese R, Ambrosini G, Trono D, Bucher P, Deplancke B. Nat Methods 14(3):316-322

Transcription factor family-specific DNA shape readout revealed by quantitative specificity models, Yang L, Orenstein Y, Jolma A, Yin Y, Taipale J, Shamir R, Rohs R. Mol Syst Biol 13(2):910




Poster Session A - Sunday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lobby and 105

Poster Session B - Monday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lobby and 105


If you are in Session A, you may set up your poster any time between 8:30 am and Noon on Sunday and must remove your poster by 8pm on Sunday. All remaining posters will be discarded.
If you are in Session B, you may set up your poster any time between 8:30 am and Noon on Monday and must remove your poster by 8pm on Monday. All remaining posters will be discarded.

Poster Display Size: - When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 36 inches wide by 48 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.

As of November 8, 2017. Subject to change without notice.

Authors Title Board # Session
Richard Chen Changes in differential expression of genes in normal and metabolically suppressed mice in response to radiation 1 A
Abdollah Dehzangi, Yosvany López, Sunil Pranit Lal, Ghazaleh Taherzadeh, Abdul Sattar, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda and Alok Sharma Improving succinylation prediction accuracy by using secondary structure and evolutionary information 2 B
Kaoru Ohashi, Masashi Fujii, Shinsuke Uda, Hiroyuki Kubota, Hisako Komada, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Wataru Ogawa and Shinya Kuroda Mathematical model analysis for plasma glucose homeostasis regulated by plasma hormones and metabolites in humans 3 A
Tobias Zehnder, Philipp Benner and Martin Vingron Enhancer prediction with Hidden Markov Models 4 B
Oluwafemi Oyamakin and Olalekan Durojaiye Length and Area Biased distributions on Forest Data using Exponentiated Weibull Distribution 5 A
Yayoi Natsume-Kitatani, Ken-Ichi Aisaki, Satoshi Kitajima, Samik Ghosh, Hiroaki Kitano, Kenji Mizuguchi and Jun Kanno Assessment of the effect of valproic acid on organ-specific reactions in mice by analyzing quantitative Percellome toxicogenomics data 6 B
Merve Cakir, Sayan Mukherjee and Kris Wood Defining Signaling Networks of Frequently Altered Genes via Label Propagation 7 A
Emily Johnson, Madeline Frederick, Noel-Marie Plonski, Gail Fraizer and Helen Piontkivska A novel RNA-Seq analysis pipeline tutorial shows upregulation of ADAR in zika infection and differential VEGFA isoform expression in AML. 8 B
Alyssa Morrow, Dharmeshkumar Patel, James Kaminski, Bruce Blazar, Nick Haining and Nir Yosef Maintaining the epigenetic landscape of T stem memory cells from reprogrammed inducible pluripotent stem cells 9 A
Andre Forbes, Priyanka Dhingra and Ekta Khurana “Novel computational approach to identify breast cancer drivers using regulatory network rewiring” 10 B
Duc Do and Serdar Bozdag Identification of functional MiRNA-Transcription factor-Target gene modules in cancer 11 A
Yuichi Aoki, Takeshi Obayashi and Kengo Kinoshita Identification of genomic features in the evolutionary age-specific coexpressed gene modules 12 B
Jake Lin, Ondrej Cinek, Matti Nykter, Heikki Hyöty, Lenka Kramna, Sami Oikarinen, Riitta Veijola, Jorma Toppari and Mikael Knip Analysis of the crAssphage sequence in stool samples from children with type 1 diabetes 13 A
Alexander Martinez-Fundichely and Ekta Khurana Identifying cancer coding and non-coding drivers involved in somatic structural variations 14 B
Tomi Häkkinen, Joonas Tuominen, Matti Annala, Kati Kivinummi, Teuvo Tammela, Leena Latonen, Kirsi Granberg, Tapio Visakorpi and Matti Nykter Chromatin alterations in human prostate cancer 15 A
Mu Yang, Yi-An Tung, Dung-Chi Wu, Yen-Jen Oyang and Chien-Yu Chen Incorporating Enhancer-Promoter Interactions in Discovering Regulatory Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms 16 B
Anastasia Shcherban, Matti Nykter and Juha Kesseli Integration of multiple track feature detection allows improved sensitivity in identification of transcription factor binding 18 B
Ameya Kulkarni, Erika Brutsaert, Jessica Mar, Meredith Hawkins, Nir Barzilai and Jill Crandall Metformin modulates metabolic and non-metabolic pathways in skeletal muscle and subcutaneous adipose tissues of older adults 19 A
Tomas Rube, Chaitanya Rastogi, Judith Kribelbauer and Harmen Bussemaker A unified approach for quantifying and interpreting DNA shape readout by transcription factors 20 B
Xiaojia Tang, Suresh Swaminathan, Karunya K. Kandimalla and Krishna Kalari Integrative network analysis of insulin time-series response at the blood-brain barrier 21 A
Felix Yu, Dustin Shigaki and Michael A. Beer Gkm-SVM Feature Extraction and Summarization 22 B
Eric Minwei Liu, Alex Martinez Fundichely, Tawny Cuykendall, Jason G. Dumelie, Matthew MacKay, Priyanka Dhingra, Samie R. Jaffrey and Ekta Khurana Identifying non-coding cancer drivers in CTCF insulators based on recurrence and functional impact analysis 23 A
Michael Mudgett and Michael A. Beer Gkm-SVR: Using Support Vector Regression to Train on Continuous Functional Data 24 B
Anders Wallqvist, Ruifeng Liu and Mohamed Abdulhameed Molecular Structure-Based Large-Scale Prediction of Chemical-Induced Gene Expression Changes 26 B
Francesco Vallania, Andrew Tam, Shane Lofgren, Steven Schaffert, Tej Azad, Erika Bongen, Meia Alsup, Michael Alonso, Mark Davis, Ed Engleman and Purvesh Khatri Leveraging heterogeneity in public data to reduce bias and increase accuracy of cell-mixture deconvolution 27 A
Gilles Monneret, Pascal Fieth, Alexander Hartmann, Andrea Rau, Florence Jaffrézic and Gregory Nuel Inferring causal structure in regulatory networks from a mixture of observational and intervention experiments — Laplace approximation, MCMC, and parallel tempering 28 B
Mariana Martinez Sanchez, Marcia Hiriart and Elena Alvarez-Buylla The CD4+ T cell regulatory network mediates inflammatory responses during acute hyperinsulinemia: a simulation study 29 A
Andrew Gentles, Angela Hui, Weiguo Feng, Ramesh Nair, Alice Yu, Majid Shafiq, Erna Forgo, Amanda Khuong, Yue Xu, Chuong Hoang, Matt van de Rijn, Maximilian Diehn and Sylvia Plevritis Clincally relevant interactions in the NSCLC tumour microenvironment 30 B
Rahul Metri and Nagasuma Chandra DMIN : An algorithm for driver mutation identification using influence network and its application in melanoma 31 A
David Chen, Hollis Wright and Alejandro Lomniczi Comparative Analysis of ChIP-Seq Peak Calling Methods 32 B
Liron Yoffe, Avital Gilam, Orly Yaron, Avital Polsky, Luba Farberov, Argyro Syngelaki, Kypros Nicolaides, Moshe Hod and Noam Shomron Early Detection of Preeclampsia Using Circulating Small non-coding RNA 33 A
Krishna Praneeth Kilambi, Qifang Xu, Guruharsha Kuthethur Gururaj, Kejie Li, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Andreas Lehmann and Roland Dunbrack Jr. Protein domain-based structural interfaces help identify biologically-relevant high-confidence interactions in the human interaction network. 34 B
Hansaim Lim and Lei Xie Target gene prediction of transcription factor using a new neighborhood-regularized tri-factorization one-class collaborative filtering algorithm 35 A
Verena Heinrich, Anna Ramisch and Martin Vingron Differential analysis of regulation based on epigenetic enhancer prediction 36 B
Vikrant Palande, Milana ​frenkel-Morgenstern and Dorith Raviv Shay Diagnosis of glioma tumors using circulating cell-free DNA 37 A
Peter Koo, Praveen Anand and Sean Eddy Improved Predictions of Sequence Specificities of RNA-Binding Proteins by Deep Learning 38 B
Anat Kreimer, Zhongxia Yan, Nadav Ahituv and Nir Yosef Meta-analysis of massive parallel reporter assay enables functional regulatory elements prediction 39 A
Irene Kaplow, Frank Schmitges, Peyton Greenside, Lixia Jiang, Ernest Radovani, Guoqing Zhong, J. Seth Strattan, Daniel Kim, Avanti Shrikumar, Jessika Adrian, Esther Chan, Tejaswini Mishra, Chuan Sheng Foo, Hamed Najafabadi, Hunter Fraser, Jack Greenblatt, Michael Snyder, Timothy Hughes and Anshul Kundaje An Expanded Understanding of C2H2 Zinc Finger Transcription Factor Binding Preferences 40 B
Hadas Zur, Rachel Cohen-Kupiec and Tamir Tuller Tracking and Engineering the Evolution of Organismal Fitness via Multi-Organism mRNA Translation Whole Cell Simulations 41 A
Yufan Zhou, Diana Gerrard, Junbai Wang, Mahitha Rajendran, Rachel Schiff, Shili Lin, Seth Frietze and Victor Jin Temporal dynamic reorganization of 3D chromatin architecture in hormone-induced breast cancer and endocrine resistance 42 B
Davide Chicco, Haixin Sarah Bi, Juri Reimand and Michael M. Hoffman BEHST: genomic set enrichment analysis enhanced through integration of chromatin long-range interactions 43 A
Shuonan Chen and Jessica Mar Developing Bayesian modeling methods to characterize gene regulatory relationships in single cells 44 B
Suvi Luoto, Juha Kesseli, Matti Nykter and Kirsi Granberg Computational characterization of suppressive immune microenvironment in glioblastoma 45 A
Rosanna Smith, Patrick Stumpf, Sonya Ridden, Aaron Sim, Sarah Filippi, Heather Harrington and Ben MacArthur Nanog Fluctuations in Embryonic Stem Cells Highlight the Problem of Measurement in Cell Biology 46 B
Elaheh Moradi and Matti Nykter Supervised pathway level analyses for classification of Alzheimer’s disease 47 A
She Zhang and Ivet Bahar Cell-Cell Heterogeneities at the 3D Genome Scale Investigated by the Gaussian Network Model 48 B
Nan Papili Gao, Thomas Hartmann and Rudiyanto Gunawan Clustering and lineage inference in single cell transcriptional analysis of cell differentiation 49 A
Kiley Graim, Chandra Theesfeld, Olga Troyanskaya, Karin Sorenmo and Dima Gorenshteyn The Genomic Landscape of Canine Mammary Tumors and its Potential as a Translational Model of Human Breast Cancer 50 B
Lingfei Wang and Tom Michoel Wisdom of the crowd from dimension reduction outperforms supervised learning 52 B
Tianbao Li, Qi Liu, Nick Garza and Victor Jin Integrative analysis reveals a functional and regulatory role of H3K79me2 in mediating alternative splicing in blood cancer cells 53 A
Takeshi Obayashi, Yuichi Aoki and Kengo Kinoshita Logit-transformation of the coexpression MR index enables comparative coexpression analyses. 54 B
Noel-Marie Plonski, Madeline Fredrick, Emily Johnson, Gail Fraizer and Helen Piontkivska Virtualbox-based RNA-Seq differential expression pipeline using open source tools: from fastq files to presentable results. 55 A
Hatice Osmanbeyoglu, Petar Jelinic, Douglas Levine and Christina Leslie Inferring transcriptional regulatory programs in gynecological cancers 56 B
Narmada Sambaturu and Nagasuma Chandra Cutting through the complexity of genomic data: A general method to identify candidate genes 57 A
Luis Santos, Robert Vogel, Jerry Chipuk, Marc Birtwistle, Pablo Meyer and Gustavo Stolovitzky Cell to cell variability in mitochondrial abundance enables fractional control of apoptosis 58 B
Evan Paull, Federico Giorgi, Mariano Alvarez and Andrea Califano Pan-cancer analysis reveals functional interactions between genomic and transcriptional drivers of disease 59 A
Luca Ponzoni and Ivet Bahar Structural dynamics is a determinant of the functional significance of missense variants 60 B
Brian Ross, Fabio Anaclerio and James Costello Measuring chromosome conformation by fluorescence microscopy 61 A
Allison Richards, Amanda Muehlbauer, Adnan Alazizi, Camilla Cascardo, Roger Pique-Regi, Ran Blekhman and Francesca Luca Changes in microbiota composition modify host gene expression 62 B
Ushma Majmudar and Jessica Mar Investigating machine learning methods for proteogenomics prediction in cancer biology 63 A
Jakub Mieczkowski, Brejnev Muhire and Michael Tolstorukov Regulating the regulators: analysis of the differential expression of histone variant genes in normal development and during carcinogenesis 65 A
Ariel Afek and Raluca Gordan Widespread increase in transcription factor-DNA binding due to mismatch damage 66 B
Slim Fourati and Aarthi Talla Pathway-level approach to predict symptoms caused by respiratory viral infection 67 A
Yaron Orenstein, Huy Quoc Nguyen and Polly Fordyce Reverse de Bruijn sequence to minimize cost and space of peptide arrays 68 B
Yi-An Tung, June-Tai Wu and Chien-Yu Chen Integrating multiple cell types to enhance accuracy of predicting cross-cell type enhancer activities by deep learning 69 A
Vakul Mohanty, Ge Zhang and Kakajan Komurov Comprehensive analysis of the variability of host organ function in cancer pathogenesis 70 B
Johnny Israeli, Raunaq Rewari, Irene Kaplow, Robin Fropf, Melanie Weilert, Julia Zeitlinger and Anshul Kundaje Learning nucleotide-resolution in vivo transcription factor binding footprints and predictive sequence grammars from ChIP-seq and ChIP-nexus data 71 A
Sridhar Hariharaputran Construction, visualization and analysis of protein interaction network for Mycobacterium species 72 B
Daniel Pique, John Greally and Jessica Mar Identification and Characterization of Novel Oncogene Candidates in Invasive Breast Carcinoma 73 A
Albert Pla Planas, Xiangfu Zhong, Fatima Heinicke and Simon Rayner A Deep Learning Approach for miRNA Target Prediction: Exploring the Importance of Pairing Beyond Seed Region 74 B
Rajiv Movva, Peyton Greenside, Avanti Shrikumar and Anshul Kundaje Inferring nucleotide-resolution regulatory sequence grammars and non-coding regulatory variants from massively parallel reporter assays 75 A
Avanti Shrikumar, Peyton Greenside, Johnny Israeli and Anshul Kundaje Not Just a Black Box: Interpretable Deep Learning for Genomics 76 B
Judith F Kribelbauer, Namiko Abe, Chaitanya Rastogi, Tomas Rube, Richard S Mann and Harmen J Bussemaker Disentangling DNA Sequence and Shape Read-Out for a Multi-Protein Hox Complex in vitro and in vivo 77 A
Aarthi Talla, Joshua Burkhart, Mehrad Mahmoudian, Zafer Aydın and Slim Fourati Systemic inflammation is the most robust predictor of symptoms following respiratory viral infection 78 B
Naomi Yamada, Nina Farrell, William K.M. Lai, B. Franklin Pugh and Shaun Mahony Characterizing protein-DNA binding event subtypes in ChIP-exo data 79 A
Yuri Pritykin, Yuheng Lu, Steve Lianoglou, Aly Khan, Eric Bo Zheng and Christina Leslie CLIPanalyze: an algorithm to detect and analyze peaks in CLIP-seq data 80 B
Robert J. Prill, Robert Vogel, Guillermo Cecchi, Grégoire Altan-Bonnet and Gustavo Stolovitzky Noise-driven causal inference in biomolecular networks 81 A
Manu Setty, Vaidotas Kiseliovas, Linas Mazutis and Dana Pe'Er Palantir characterizes cellular differentiation potential in human hematopoiesis 82 B
Boxiang Liu, Salil Bhate, Nadine Hussami, Avanti Shrikumar, Tyler Shimko, Scott Longwell, Stephen Montgomery and Anshul Kundaje A multi-modal neural network model for learning cis and trans regulation of stress response in S. cerevisiae 83 A
Dinesh Manandhar, Ami Kabadi, Lingyun Song, Jennifer Kwon, Feimei Liu, Lee Edsall, Alexias Safi, Timothy Reddy, Koji Tsumagari, Melanie Ehrlich, Gregory E. Crawford, Charles Gersbach and Raluca Gordan Genome-wide insights into the efficiency of cellular reprogramming 84 B
Amin Emad and Saurabh Sinha Phenotype-relevant transcriptional regulatory networks identify pan-cancer regulatory mechanisms 85 A
Yuheng Lu, Jing-Ping Hsin, Gabriel Loeb, Christina Leslie and Alexander Rudensky The effect of cellular context on miR-155 mediated regulation of gene expression in four major immune cell types 86 B
Aaron Baker and Anthony Gitter Improving subnetwork identification with pathway simulation 87 A
Ayush Raman, Haidong Yi, Amy Pohodich, Huda Zoghbi and Zhandong Liu Detection of confounders and identifying potential hypotheses using genome wide expression datasets 88 B
Konstantine Tchourine, Christine Vogel and Richard Bonneau Condition-Specific Modeling of Biophysical Parameters Advances Inference of Regulatory Networks 89 A
Nicolas Eng and Michael A. Beer The Spectrum of Transcription Factor Binding Site Disruption Contributing to Human Immune Regulatory Variation 90 B
Yuchun Guo, Michael Closser, Konstantin Krismer, Hynek Wichterle and David Gifford High resolution discovery of chromatin interactions reveals regulatory control of distal enhancers during neuronal specification 91 A
Jin-Woo Oh, Wang Xi, Amy Xiao and Michael A. Beer Using Gapped-kmer Composition to Detect Conserved Enhancers where Sequence Alignment Fails 92 B
Huanan Zhang, Catherine Lee, Zhuliu Li, John Garbe, Cindy Eide, Rui Kuang and Jakub Tolar Multitask Clustering across Multiple Single-cell RNA-seq datasets Identifies Cell Sub-populations and Markers in Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa 93 A
Rani Powers and James Costello Identifying molecular signatures of disease using differential association networks 94 B
Mark Hickman, Abigail Smith, Andrea Jackson, Amanda Tursi and Julianne Thornton Gene function is a major determinant of expression level 95 A
Mo Huang, Jingshu Wang, Eduardo Torre, Hannah Dueck, Sydney Shaffer, Roberto Bonasio, John Murray, Arjun Raj, Mingyao Li and Nancy R. Zhang SAVER: Gene expression recovery for single cell RNA sequencing 96 B
Xintong Chen, Sander Houten, Kimaada Allette, Robert Sebra, Gustavo Stolovitzky and Bojan Losic Characterization of drug-induced splicing complexity in prostate cancer cell line using long read technology 98 B
Carmen Argmann, Aritz Irizar, Huabao Xiong, Gabriel Hoffman, Aleksandar Stojimirovic, Lauren Peters, Radu Dobrin, Josh Friedman, Rodrigo Mora, Sergio Lira, Eric Schadt and Bojan Losic Predicting IBD disease progression from time-dependent omics mouse models 99 A
Rene Welch, Dongjun Chung, Jeffrey Grass, Robert Landick and Sunduz Keles Data exploration, quality control and statistical analysis of ChIP-exo/nexus experiments 100 B
Arvind Singh Mer, Ben Brew, Janosch Ortmann, Anna Goldenberg and Benjamin Haibe-Kains Xeva: an R package for patient derived xenograft data management and analysis 101 A
Sung-Cheol Kim, Stacey Gifford and Pablo Meyer Quantitative modeling of spatio-temporal properties of an enzyme cluster 102 B
Di He, Jiadong Ji and Lei Xie ENSEMBLE.JDINAC: A New Method for Genome-Scale Context-Specific Network-Based Disease Classification and Biomarker Identification 103 A
Tolutola Oyetunde and Yinjie Tang BoostGAPFILL: improving the fidelity of metabolic network reconstructions through integrated constraint and pattern-based methods 104 B
Chloé Bessiere, Charles Lecellier, Laurent Bréhélin, Sophie Lèbre and May Taha Probing instructions for expression regulation in gene nucleotide compositions 105 A
Chun–kyung Lee and Jung–min Yang Mathematical Modelling of Anoikis Process 106 B
Mi Yang, Jaak Simm, Yves Moreau, Julio Saez-Rodriguez and Pooya Zakeri Generating clinically actionable insights from large scale drug screenings with transfer learning 107 A
Jung Ho Kong, Dong Hyo Kim, Kunyoo Shin and Sanguk Kim Identification of biomarkers and prediction of survival based on exome sequencing of the mouse model of aggressive bladder cancer 108 B
Malika Aid, Paul Edlefsen and Rafik Sekaly HIV integration sites in vivo: Selection for genomic sites, orientation and cellular pathways 109 A
Bo Zhang HiCPlus: Resolution Enhancement of Hi-C interaction heatmap 110 B
Seong Kyu Han and Sanguk Kim Biological functions rather than individual genes can explain the phenotypic differences observed between human and mouse orthologous genes 111 A
Daniela Perry and Jeremy Gunawardena Identification of Non-invasive Cytokine Biomarkers for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Using Supervised Machine Learning 112 B
Giacomo Corleone, Darren K Patten and Luca Magnani Understanding the role of epigenetic reprogramming during the development od endocrine therapy resistance 113 A
Farahnaz Golestan Hashemi A Genome Mining Toolbox for CRISPR-associated Cas9 orthologues 114 B
Adel Ait-Hamlat, Alessandra Carbone, Thierry Jaffredo, Pierre Charbord and Charles Durand HubNeD, a new Gene Regulatory Network inference method based on hub detection 115 A
George Rosenberger, Yansheng Liu, Hannes L Röst, Christina Ludwig, Alfonso Buil, Ariel Bensimon, Martin Soste, Tim D Spector, Emmanouil T Dermitzakis, Ben C Collins, Lars Malmström and Ruedi Aebersold Inference and quantification of peptidoforms in large sample cohorts by SWATH-MS 116 B
Philipp Drewe-Boss, Hans-Hermann Wessels and Uwe Ohler A General Approach for Identification of RNA-Protein Interactions and RNA Modifications from CLIP-data 117 A
Kihyun Lee, Hyunwoo Cho, Zhong-Dong Shi, Christina Leslie and Danwei Huangfu Integrative genomic analysis of FOXA2-deficient human pluripotent stem cells in pancreatic development 118 B
Raymund Bueno and Jessica Mar Exploring the transcriptional activity of the BRCA gene in breast cancers using Bayesian Networks 119 A
S M Minhaz Ud-Dean, Ioan Filip, Marta Galanti, Ruthie Birger, Devon Comito, Benjamin Lane, Chanel Ligon, Haruka Morita, Sadiat Ibrahim, Eudosie Tagne, Atinuke Shittu, Gregory Freyer, Raul Rabadan, Paul Planet, Peter Dayan and Jeffrey Shaman Symptomatic identification of respiratory viral infections 120 B
Ziga Avsec, Mohammadamin Barekatain, Jun Cheng and Julien Gagneur Modeling positional effects of regulatory sequences with spline transformations increases prediction accuracy of deep neural networks 121 A
Yingqian Zhan, Liuyang Cai, Vincent Schulz, Patrick Gallagher, Yijun Ruan and Jeff Chuang Genome organization at kilobase level revealed signature activities in primary human erythroid cells 122 B
Fumiko Shimizu and Gabriela Chiosis Prediction of response to HSP90 inhibitors in cancer cells using gene expression data 123 A
Marjorie Liebling, Shuonan Chen, Samuel Zimmerman, Daniel Pique and Jessica Mar Developing Interactive Software to Interrogate Bayesian Networks for Single Cell Transcriptomic Data 124 B
Kihyun Lee, Hyunwoo Cho, Zhong-Dong Shi, Christina Leslie and Danwei Huangfu Integrative genomic analysis of FOXA2-deficient human pluripotent stem cells in pancreatic development 125 A
Sagar Chhangawala, Surajit Dhara, Steven Leach and Christina Leslie Chromatin accessibility maps of Recurrence in Pancreatic Cancer 126 B
Lorenzo Calviello and Uwe Ohler Detecting and quantifying translation on multiple RNA isoforms. 127 A
Jinyuan Yan, Maxime Deforet, Kerry Boyle, Rayees Rahman, Raymond Liang, Chinweike Okegbe, Lars Dietrich, Weigang Qiu and Joao Xavier Bow-tie signaling in c-di-GMP: machine learning in a simple biochemical network 129 A
Jia Wu, Darryl Abbott, Meryem Terzioglu, Dolores Mahmud, Nadim Mahmud, William Miller and Neda Bagheri Gaussian Mixture Models and Machine Learning Predict Megakaryocytic Growth and Differentiation Potential Ex Vivo 130 B


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DREAM Poster Session - Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Lobby and 105


If you are in DREAM Session, you may set up your poster any time between 8:30 am and Noon on Tuesday and must remove your poster by 8pm on Tuesday. All remaining posters will be discarded.

Poster Display Size: - When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 36 inches wide by 48 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.

As of October 31, 2017. Subject to change without notice.

Authors Title  Board #
Geoffrey Siwo, Katrina Button-Simons, Amel Ghoulia, Jean-Baka Domolevo, Sumir Panji, Sage Davis, Faisal Fadlelmola, Nicola Mulder and Michael Ferdig DREAM of Malaria: an open ecosystem to predict drug sensitivity in malaria parasites  1
Lewis Tomalin and Maria Suprun Estimating a generalizable ‘final model’, suitable for clinical classification applications, using Monte Carlo resamples of patient data  3
Patrick Schwab, Mohammad Amin Khashkhashi Moghaddam and Walter Karlen Automated Extraction of Digital Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease using A Hierarchy of Convolutional Recurrent Attentive Neural Networks  5
Marlena Duda and Yuanfang Guan Deep Learning for Parkinson’s Disease Digital Biomarker Detection  7
Xinyu Zhang, Ying Hu and Ke Xu Feature extraction and selection from time-series digital data to identify biomarkers  9
Mi Yang, Zhi Li, Francesca Petralia, Weiping Ma, Thomas Yu, Pei Wang, Nathan Edwards, Samuel Payne, Henry Rodriguez, Paul Boutros, Gustavo Stolovitzky, David Fenyo and Julio Saez-Rodriguez NCI-CPTAC DREAM Proteogenomics sub challenge 2  11
Imane Nedjar, Saïd Mahmoudi and Mohammed Amine Chikh Topological methods for mammographic images classification: The Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge 2017  13
Avinash Bukkittu, Baihan Lin, Trung Vu and Itsik Pe'Er Parkinson's Disease Digital Biomarker Discovery with Optimized Transitions and Inferred Markov Emissions  15
Francesca Petralia, Mi Yang, Zhi Li, Thomas Yu, Weiping Ma, Pei Wang, Nathan Edwards, Samuel Payne, Henry Rodriguez, Paul Boutros, Gustavo Stolovitzky, David Fenyo and Julio Saez-Rodriguez Prediction of Phosphorylation Abundance based on Global Proteomics Abundance and Genomics Data  17
Weiping Ma, Zhi Li, Francesca Petralia, Mi Yang, Thomas Yu, Nathan Edwards, Samuel Payne, Henry Rodriguez, Paul Boutros, Gustavo Stolovitzky, David Fenyo, Julio Saez-Rodriguez and Pei Wang CPTAC Dream Challenge - Sub challenge 1: Imputation of global proteomics data from labeled mass spectrometry experiment  19
Ana Stanescu, Mehmet Eren Ahsen, Robert Vogel, Gustavo Stolovitzky, Solveig K. Sieberts and Gaurav Pandey Crowdsourced ensembles for the DREAM Respiratory Viral (RV) Challenge  21
Yiyi Li, Sajal Kumar, Hua Zhong, Hien Nguyen and Joe Song Predicting missing protein values in DREAM 2017 CPTAC Subchallenge 1  23
Arunima Srivastava, Daniel Garijo, Varun Ratnakar, Rajiv Mayani, Ravali Adusumilli, Hunter Boyce, Raghu Machiraju, Yolanda Gil and Parag Mallick Sharing workflow environments with WINGS for reusability, reproducibility and benchmarking  25


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The Bentley Hotel
The Bentley Hotel

The Bentley Hotel
The headquarters hotel for RSG 2017, The Bentley Hotel provides an unmatched New York City hotel experience. Settled just outside of the epicenter of the buzzing Midtown activity, you can enjoy a quieter stay while only being a short walk from the conference, Central Park and the historic 5th Avenue shopping district.

It has breathtaking views from the guestrooms of the East River and of the 59th Street Bridge as well as a lobby bar and a penthouse restaurant. Among the multitude of hotels in Manhattan, the Bentley has been ranked as one of the top rated hotels in New York. The convenient location and oasis of comfort featured in each guestroom creates a luxury hotel experience that shouldn’t be missed.

• Room Rate: $199 for a Superior King per night
• Discounted room rate is subject to availability (Deadline was Oct 3)
, booking must include Nov. 19 and 20.

Please use one of the following to book your reservation:

Call for a reservation at tel: 212-644-6000. Please reference the 10th Annual RECOMB/ISCB Conference

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- Joel Dudley
- Nir Hacohen - Jef Boeke
- Henry Rodriguez - Dana Pe'er - Mannolis Kellis
  - Jedd Wolchok - Erez Lieberman-Aidan
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Joel Dudley, PhD
Director, Next Generation Healthcare Institute
Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences; Population Health Science and Policy; Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, USA

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Henry Rodriguez, PhD, MS, MBA
Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research
Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Maryland, USA

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Omics Convergence (Proteogenomics) in Cancer Research: Advances in Precision Medicine

Despite significant progress in understanding cancer through massively parallel sequencing genome programs, the complexity that comprises its diseases remains a daunting barrier.  Today we know that molecular drivers of cancer are derived not just from DNA alterations alone, but from protein expression and activity at the cellular pathway level - proteomics.  To predict the downstream effects of gene alterations, orthogonal technologies such as next-generation proteomics are needed.  This proteogenomics approach is anticipated to transform oncology care from one that relies mainly on trial-and-error treatment strategies based on the anatomy of the tumor, to one that is more precisely based on the tumor’s molecular profile.  This seminar will discuss how genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics must be brought together in the quest to understand the etiology of cancer, in addition to highlighting efforts by the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC) program in this area of biomedical research.  CPTAC’s proteogenomics approach was recently successful in demonstrating the scientific benefits of integrating proteomics with genomics to produce a more unified understanding of cancer biology and possibly therapeutic interventions for patients, while creating open community resources that are widely used by the global cancer community.  This seminar will also highlight the recently announced Applied Proteogenomics OrganizationaL Learning and Outcomes (APOLLO) program and the International Cancer Proteogenomic Consortium (ICPC), launched in 2016 in coordination with the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot effort.



Nir Hacohen, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, MGH Center for Cancer Immunotherapy
Center for Cancer Research
Massachusetts, USA

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Dana Pe'er, PhD
Computational and Systems Biology Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, USA

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Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Lloyd J. Old/Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair in Clinical Investigation
Chief, Melanoma & Immunotherapeutics Service
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at MSK
Associate Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy
Member, Ludwig Cancer Research
Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, USA

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Immunologic Checkpoint Blockade: Exploring Combinations and Mechanisms

Given the activity noted with both CTLA-4 or PD-1 blockade, clinical trials are now investigating combination checkpoint blockade. The most mature data with a combination of ipilimumab + nivolumab in melanoma showed a response rate of 60% in the context of increased, yet manageable toxicity. Such responses are generally durable, even when treatment was stopped early for toxicity. Unlike in studies of PD-1 blockade monotherapy, there was no significant difference in clinical activity based on tumor expression of PD-L1. This approach has gained regulatory approval for metastatic melanoma and is in late stage clinical trials for other malignancies. Attention is being paid to the reasons underlying the efficacy of checkpoint blockade in certain malignancies. One hypothesis has been that cancers having a high mutational load may be more amenable to immune modulation by virtue of the larger number of potential neo-epitopes present, fostering baseline immune recognition that can then be potentiated by checkpoint blockade. We have found that melanoma patients having long term clinical activity with ipilimumab have a significantly greater median number of non-synonymous passenger mutations, compared with patients who do not respond or those who have only short-term regression. Strategies to enhance baseline immune reactivity are therefore necessary to investigate as means to improve the impact of checkpoint blockade on a broad spectrum of cancers. The presence of suppressive myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment also is emerging as a mechanism of resistance to the anti-tumor activity for checkpoint blockade. Strategies to overcome this include inhibition of CSF-1R signaling, IDO activity and selective suppression of PI3K-y



Jef Boeke, PhD

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Director, Institute for Systems Genetics
NYU School of Medicine
New York, USA

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Manolis Kellis, PhD
Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Professor of Computer Science
Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts, USA

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Erez Lieberman-Aiden, PhD
Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University

Texas, USA

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A 3D Code in the Human Genome

Stretched out from end-to-end, the human genome – a sequence of 3 billion chemical letters inscribed in a molecule called DNA – is over 2 meters long. Famously, short stretches of DNA fold into a double helix, which wind around histone proteins to form the 10nm fiber. But what about longer pieces? Does the genome’s fold influence function? How does the information contained in such an ultra-dense packing even remain accessible?

In this talk, I describe our work developing ‘Hi-C’ (Lieberman-Aiden et al., Science, 2009; Aiden, Science, 2011) and more recently ‘in-situ Hi-C’ (Rao & Huntley et al., Cell, 2014), which use proximity ligation to transform pairs of physically adjacent DNA loci into chimeric DNA sequences. Sequencing a library of such chimeras makes it possible to create genome-wide maps of physical contacts between pairs of loci, revealing features of genome folding in 3D.

Next, I will describe recent work using in situ Hi-C to construct haploid and diploid maps of nine cell types. The densest, in human lymphoblastoid cells, contains 4.9 billion contacts, achieving 1 kb resolution. We find that genomes are partitioned into contact domains (median length, 185 kb), which are associated with distinct patterns of histone marks and segregate into six subcompartments. We identify ∼10,000 loops. These loops frequently link promoters and enhancers, correlate with gene activation, and show conservation across cell types and species. Loop anchors typically occur at domain boundaries and bind the protein CTCF. The CTCF motifs at loop anchors occur predominantly (>90%) in a convergent orientation, with the asymmetric motifs “facing” one another.

Next, I will discuss the biophysical mechanism that underlies chromatin looping. Specifically, our data is consistent with the formation of loops by extrusion (Sanborn & Rao et al., PNAS, 2015). In fact, in many cases, the local structure of Hi-C maps may be predicted in silico based on patterns of CTCF binding and an extrusion-based model.

Finally, I will show that by modifying CTCF motifs using CRISPR, we can reliably add, move, and delete loops and domains. Thus, it possible not only to “read” the genome’s 3D architecture, but also to write it.


Debora Marks, PhD
Assistant Professor of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts, USA

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Laxmi Parida, PhD
Distinguished RSM & Manager, Computational Genomics Group
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
IBM Research
New York, USA

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BIOGRAPHIES (in alphabetical order)

Joel Dudley, PhD
Dr. Dudley is a recognized leader in applying biomedical Big Data to healthcare and drug discovery. He currently holds positions as Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Director of Biomedical Informatics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He also directs the newly formed Institute for Next Generation Healthcare at Mount Sinai. Prior to Mount Sinai, he held positions as Co-founder and Director of Informatics at NuMedii, Inc., one of the first companies to apply Big Data to drug discovery, and Consulting Professor of Systems Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. His work is focused on developing and applying advanced computational methods to integrate the digital universe of information to build better predictive models of disease, drug response. He and his team are also developing pioneering methods to bring about a next generation of medicine that leverages advances in diagnostics, wearables, digital health to enable new approaches to precision medicine and scientific wellness. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 publications and his research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Forbes, and other popular media outlets. His recent work using a Big Data approach to identify subtypes of Type 2 diabetes was recently highlighted by NIH director Francis Collins on the the NIH Director’s Blog as a significant advance in precision medicine. He was named in 2014 as one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company magazine. He is coauthor of the book Exploring Personal Genomics from Oxford University Press, which is used as a text in personalized and precision medicine courses at universities worldwide. He holds an MS and PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dudley serves on the Scientific Advisory boards of numerous startups and companies in biotech and healthtech.


Manolis Kellis, PhD
Manolis Kellis is an institute member at the Broad Institute and a professor of computer science at MIT, where he is a principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has led or co-led several large-scale efforts in comparative and integrative genomics and epigenomics. His group leads the integrative analysis efforts of the ENCODE, modENCODE, and National Institutes of Health Roadmap Epigenomics projects.

Kellis and his group have developed methods for systematically interpreting the human genome and the molecular basis of human disease by computational integration of large-scale functional and comparative genomics datasets. Kellis has defined evolutionary, chromatin, and activity signatures, combining them to elucidate the function and regulatory circuitry of the human genome to gain new insights into human biology. His team has also leveraged this information to interpret variants linked to several diseases and phenotypes from genome-wide association studies.

Prior to computational biology, Kellis worked on artificial intelligence, sketch and image recognition, robotics, and computational geometry at MIT and PARC, a Xerox company commonly referred to as the Palo Alto Research Center.

Kellis has received the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. He has also received the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Sloan Research Fellowship, the Niki Award from the Athens Information Technology Center of Excellence for Research and Education, the MIT Technology Review’s TR35 honor for scientists and researchers under age 35, the Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, and the MIT Sprowls Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in computer science.

He obtained his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. from MIT.


Erez Lieberman-Aiden, PhD
Erez Lieberman Aiden received his PhD from Harvard and MIT in 2010. After several years at Harvard's Society of Fellows and at Google as Visiting Faculty, he became Assistant Professor of Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Rice University.

Dr. Aiden's inventions include the Hi-C method for three-dimensional DNA sequencing, which enables scientists to examine how the two-meter long human genome folds up inside the tiny space of the cell nucleus (Lieberman-Aiden & Van Berkum et al., Science, 2009). In 2014, his laboratory reported the first comprehensive map of loops across the human genome, mapping their anchors with single-base-pair resolution (Rao & Huntley et al., Cell, 2014). In 2015, his lab showed that these loops form by extrusion, and that it is possible to add and remove loops and domains in a predictable fashion using targeted mutations as short as a single base pair (Sanborn & Rao et al., PNAS, 2014). In 2017, his lab showed that it is possible to use 3D maps, generated using Hi-C, to assemble mammalian genomes, entirely from scratch, from short reads alone, at a total cost of under $10,000 (Dudchenko et al., Cell, 2014). Using this methodology, the Aiden lab reported the first end-to-end genome of the Aedes aegypti genome, which carries the Zika virus. Assembling the Aedes aegypti genome from end-to-end had been highlighted as essential to the worldwide Zika response by a front page article in the New York Times.

In addition, together with Jean-Baptiste Michel, Dr. Aiden also developed the Google Ngram Viewer, a tool for probing cultural change by exploring the frequency of words and phrases in books over the centuries. Now a product at Google, the Ngram Viewer is used every day by millions of people worldwide.

Dr. Aiden's research has won numerous awards, including recognition for one of the top 20 "Biotech Breakthroughs that will Change Medicine", by Popular Mechanics, membership in Technology Review's 2009 TR35, recognizing the top 35 innovators under 35; and in Cell's 2014 40 Under 40. His work has been featured on the front page of the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the Houston Chronicle. One of his talks has been viewed over 1 million times at TED.com. Three of his research papers have appeared on the cover of Nature and Science. In 2012, he received the President's Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, the highest government honor for young scientists, from Barack Obama. In 2014, Fast Company called him "America's brightest young academic." In 2015, his laboratory was recognized on the floor of the US House of Representatives for its discoveries about the structure of DNA.


Laxmi Parida, PhD
Computational genomics, Pattern Discovery, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Population Genomics, Comparative Genomics, NGS Analysis, Bioinformatics, Cancer Genomics, Topological Data Analysis.

Currently leading the science team in the personalized cancer medicine system, Watson for Genomics. and the Sequence the Food Supply Chain Consortium. Laxmi also led the IBM Science team in the Cacao Consortium with MARS and USDA and continue to work on plant genomics. Additionally, she led the Reco project/Genographic Project with National Geographic and continue to work on population genomics.


Henry Rodriguez, PhD, MS, MBA
Dr. Rodriguez is Director of the Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to the NCI, he was Director of the Cell & Tissue Measurements Group, Director of the Tissue Engineering program, Principal Scientist in the DNA Damage and Repair program, and Program Analyst (Office of the Director), at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Rodriguez’s research has focused on understanding mechanisms of cancer and age-related diseases, including the development of molecular-based technologies in basic, translational, and clinical science.

Dr. Rodriguez has led the development of NCI’s clinical proteomic and proteogenomic research programs, which today includes the world’s largest public repository of proteogenomic sequence data and targeted fit-for-purpose assays. These efforts led to the formation of two Beau Biden Cancer MoonshotSM initiatives – the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC) and the Applied Proteogenomics OrganizationaL Learning and Outcomes (APOLLO) network, of which he developed and co-developed. Dr. Rodriguez’s honors include Presidential Citation, American Association for Clinical Chemistry; NIH Director's Award, National Institutes of Health; NCI Director’s Award, National Cancer Institute, NIH; Wertheim Global Medical Leadership Award, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University; and Leveraging Collaboration Award, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has authored more than 121 peer-reviewed original research papers, including co-editing a best-selling book on oxidative stress and aging. Dr. Rodriguez received his B.S. in biology/chemistry and M.S. in biology/toxicology from Florida International University, Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Boston University, and M.B.A. in finance and management from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Research fellowships were conducted at The Scripps Research Institute (Department of Immunology) and at City of Hope National Medical Center (Department of Medical Oncology).

For more information, please visit: https://proteomics.cancer.gov/about/staff/henry-rodriguez-phd-ms-mba


Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD
Dr. Wolchok is chief of the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). His insight and innovation have placed him at the leading edge of cancer immunotherapy in two different roles:  An active clinician-scientist exploring innovative immunotherapeutic strategies in laboratory models, and a principal investigator in numerous pivotal clinical trials. His specific research interest is the pre-clinical and early clinical development of novel immunologic therapies. Most recently, Dr. Wolchok has initiated several clinical trials using plasmid DNA vaccines for patients with melanoma. He’s been involved in the development of the DNA vaccine program at every level – from initial studies in mouse models, through all levels of regulatory review, and now as principal investigator of the clinical trials.



The RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory and Systems Genomics invites abstracts for consideration for oral presentations or participation in a poster session. Abstracts may be either original unpublished work or original work that was published or accepted for publication at a high-impact journal between January 1 and November 1, 2017. Unpublished work will be considered for either an oral or a poster presentation. Work already accepted for publication will be considered for an oral presentation only.

Key Dates:
Abstract Submission for Oral Presentation & Poster Consideration deadline: September 17
, 2017
- Author notifications will occur on or around October 9, 2017
Late Breaking Poster Consideration deadline: October 9, 2017
- Author notifications will occur on or around October 12, 2017
DREAM Poster Consideration deadline: November 6, 2017
- Author notifications will occur on or around November 10, 2017

Submission website: Click Here

Abstracts received before the due date will be considered for oral presentations and/or poster presentations.

Any abstracts submitted after the deadline will be included only at the discretion of the conference chairs, and will be eligible for poster presentations only.  Please also note that we can only allow one abstract per presenting author.

Authors reserve the right to publish their work elsewhere.

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When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 36 inches wide by 48 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.



Please use this link to EasyChair to submit your abstract (400 words or less). You will be asked to provide information about yourself and your coauthors, including name, e-mail address, and affiliation. Please check one box for corresponding author to indicate who would be speaking or would be primarily responsible for your poster. You will also be asked to provide an abstract title, the text of your abstract, and keywords.



This conference is designed to present the latest findings about regulatory and systems genomics, foster discussion about current research directions, and establish new collaborations that will advance the development of a systems-level understanding of gene regulation. Some possible topics include:

  • Network visualization and analysis
  • Regulatory motifs and modules
  • Epigenomics and chromatin state
  • Non-coding RNAs
  • Regulatory networks
  • Co-transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational regulation
  • Signal transduction networks
  • Genetic, molecular, and phenotypic variation and human disease
  • Cellular signatures of biological responses and disease states
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation of biological systems
  • Methods for systematic validation of high-throughput biological predictions
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Single-cell proteomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Machine learning methods for systems biology
  • Translational systems biology

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As selected at RECOMB/ISCB Regulatory and Systems Genomics 2016

(Papers are listed alphabetically by title)

A widespread role of the motif environment in transcription factor binding across diverse protein families, Dror I, Golan T, Levy C, Rohs R, Mandel-Gutfreund Y. Genome Research 2015 Sep;25(9):1268-80

Affinity regression predicts the recognition code of nucleic acid-binding proteins, Pelossof R, Singh I, Yang JL, Weirauch MT, Hughes TR, Leslie CS. Nature Biotechnology 2015 Dec;33(12):1242-1249

Analysis of computational footprinting methods for DNase sequencing experiments, Gusmao E, Allhoff M, Zenke M, Costa I. Nature Methods 2016 Apr;13(4):303-9

Basset: Learning the regulatory code of the accessible genome with deep convolutional neural networks, Kelley DR, Snoek J, Rinn J. Genome Research 2016 Jul;26(7):990-9

Chromatin extrusion explains key features of loop and domain formation in wild-type and engineered genomes, Sanborn AL, Rao SS, Huang SC, Durand NC, Huntley MH, Jewett AI, Bochkov ID, Chinnappan D, Cutkosky A, Li J, Geeting KP, Gnirke A, Melnikov A, McKenna D, Stamenova EK, Lander ES, Aiden EL. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015 Nov 24;112(47):E6456-65

Evaluating the impact of single nucleotide variants on transcription factor binding, Shi W, Fornes O, Mathelier A, Wasserman WW. Nucleic Acids Research 2016 Aug 4. pii: gkw691

Inferring causal molecular networks: empirical assessment through a community-based effort, Hill SM, Heiser LM, Cokelaer T, Unger M, Nesser NK, Carlin DE, Zhang Y, Sokolov A, Paull EO, Wong CK, Graim K, Bivol A, Wang H, Zhu F, Afsari B, Danilova LV, Favorov AV, Lee WS, Taylor D, Hu CW, Long BL, Noren DP, Bisberg AJ; HPN-DREAM Consortium, Mills GB, Gray JW, Kellen M, Norman T, Friend S, Qutub AA, Fertig EJ, Guan Y, Song M, Stuart JM, Spellman PT, Koeppl H, Stolovitzky G, Saez-Rodriguez J, Mukherjee S. Nature Methods 2016 Apr;13(4):310-8

Integrating Transcriptomic and Proteomic Data Using Predictive Regulatory Network Models of Host Response to Pathogens, Chasman D, Walters KB, Lopes TJ, Eisfeld AJ, Kawaoka Y, Roy S. PLoS Computational Biology 2016 Jul 12;12(7):e1005013

Models of human core transcriptional regulatory circuitries, Saint-Andre V, Federation AJ, Lin CY, Abraham BJ, Reddy J, Lee TI, Bradner JE, Young RA. Genome Research 2016 Mar;26(3):385-96

Pathways on demand: automated reconstruction of human signaling networks, Ritz A, Poirel CL, Tegge AN, Sharp N, Simmons K, Powell A, Kale SD, Murali TM. Npj Systems Biology And Applications, vol. 2 p. 16002.




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