Keystone Symposia 2018 Workshop


2018 Keystone Symposia, DNA and RNA Methylation (A7)


Advances in next-generation sequencing platforms have reshaped the landscape of genomic and epigenomic research as well as human genetics studies. Annotating the non-coding, regulatory genome with genomic and epigenomic data has provided new venues to interpret the functional consequences of genetic variants associated with human complex traits. Large consortiums such as ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics project have generated tens of thousands of sequencing-based genome-wide datasets, creating a reference and resource for the scientific community. There is a great need for investigators to effectively engage with this resource in the context of analyzing investigators’ own data.

This interactive workshop will introduce The WashU Human Epigenome Browser and associated tools ( The Epigenome Browser hosts ENCODE data and Human Epigenome Atlas data produced by the Roadmap Epigenomics project, and supports navigation of the data and its interactive visualization, integration, comparison, and analysis. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with exploring the most current epigenomic resources, and with advanced visual-bioinformatics tools including gene set view, genome juxtaposition, and chromatin-interaction display, inventions unique to the WashU Epigenome Browser. Through specific examples, the workshop will demonstrate the power of the Epigenome Browser.


Ting Wang

Renee Sears

Josh Jang

When and Where

14:30—16:30 TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
British/Columbia Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Browser Booklet

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Tutorial Book

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  1. Ting Wang : Engaging today’s epigenomic resources: An overview of past projects and future directions.
  2. Renee Sears: The WashU Epigenome Browser’s basic functionality and a bivalent chromatin example.
  3. Josh Jang: Viewing long range interactions with the WashU Epigenome Browser.

Heart Gene Set


Long Range Chromatin Interaction Workshop Sessions:

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Part 2:

Past Workshops

2017 Cancer Genetics & Epigenetics, Gordon Research Conference

Workshop at 2017 Gordon Research Conference.

2016 NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST

Workshop at NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST 2016.

2016 WashU Epigenome Day

Workshop at WashU Epigenome Day 2016.

2016 ASHG Workshop

Workshop at 2016 ASHG 3D Genome Organization and Chromatin Interaction workshop.

2016 Keystone Workshop

Workshop at 2016 Keystone Symposia.

2016 SOT Workshop

Workshop at SOT 2016 Satellite Meeting.

2016 Epigenomics Workshop

Workshop at EPIGENOMICS 2016.

2015 Roadmap Epigenomic Workshop

Workshop at The First International Epigenomics Conference.

Keystone joint meeting on Epigenomics and DNA methylation 2015

Workshop at 2015 Keystone: Epigenomic Annotation of Transposable Elements Using The Washington University Epigenome Browser.

American Society of Human Genetics 2014

Workshop at 2014 ASHG: Epigenomic Annotation of Genetic Variants Using The Washington University Epigenome Browser.