Inference and Analysis of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks – Background, Methods, and Recent Work, Including Observations on Use of Single-Cell Data

Event Sponsor: 
Data Science and Learning Seminar
Start Date: 
Jul 11 2018 - 11:30am
Building 240/Room 1407
Argonne National Laboratory
Ronald Taylor
Speaker(s) Title: 
Center for Information Technology, NIH
Chris Henry

Inference of transcriptional regulatory networks (TRNs) is one of the critical tasks in systems biology. Experiments are now producing data in quantities large enough for researchers to attempt to reconstruct such networks based primarily on correlations in gene expression, aided by other types of high-throughput data (e.g., ATAC-seq). This talk will give an introduction to some of the algorithms for such network reconstruction, and to results from the DREAM conferences that have publicly tested such algorithms. I will also present some of the latest algorithm work, my testing of such, give some observations on the promise and difficulties in the use of high throughput single-call data for inferring TRNs and inferring markers of cellular state, and briefly look at topological (graph) analysis of such networks.