Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University

The Cherry lab’s research involves identifying, validating and integrating scientific information into encyclopedic databases essential for investigation as well as scientific education. Published results of scientific experimentation are a foundation of our understanding of the natural world and provide motivation for new experiments. Curation, extraction and sorting of factual experimental data, of peer-reviewed journal articles are necessary to acquire these data from its source. Large quantitative datasets using global studies extend our knowledge of genes and their functions, and the organization of chromatin and its impact on development and gene expression. By integrating quantitative datasets with curated focused experimental results creates unique comprehensive databases. The Cherry Lab creates such essential resources for the integration of shared data, standardization of data models and interfaces, and makes them available to scientists and educators seeking to understand experimental results and to teach scientific knowledge.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Understanding the relationship between the millions of functional DNA elements and their protein regulators, and how they work in conjunction to manifest diverse phenotypes, is a key to advancing our understanding of the human genome and diseases. As the cost of DNA sequencing continue to drop, the interpretation of the ever increasing amount of data generated represents a considerable challenge.

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