American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Biostatistics Seminar

Venkatraman E. Seshan, Ph.D.
Columbia University


DNA methylation is one of the epigenetic mechanisms that controls the expression of genes. Aberrant DNA methylation is suspected to be a source in the development and progression of cancer. In this talk, I will give some background and introduce methodologies available for the genome-wide measurement of DNA methylation patterns. I will expand on the MSNP method, which uses the Affymetrix SNP-chips for this purpose using data from an ongoing project with Dr. Benjamin Tycko.

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Time: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
307 East 63rd Street
(between First and Second Avenues)
3rd Floor Conference Room
New York, New York
Note: To gain access to the building, please follow the directions by the telephone in the foyer.


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