The goal of the first GTEx Project Community Meeting is to share information about the project and to showcase advances made during the project’s initial pilot phase. In addition to describing the project’s current status and goals during the upcoming scale up phase, the meeting will highlight the current pilot data set available including demonstrations of how and where to access the data, what data are available, current methodologies used, and what analyses can be done using the project portal.
Most of the meeting will be devoted to scientific presentations highlighting use of the current data set in analyses including estimates of gene expression variability, alternative splicing, and allele specific expression among individuals and tissues, discovery of shared and tissue specific eQTL’s, integration with ENCODE annotation, and network inference.
Meeting Agenda will be announced as oral presentations are finalized.
Registration is free but space is limited, so sign up today!
About the Genotype-Tissue Expression project
The Genotype-Tissue Expression project (GTEx) aims to create a public atlas of human gene expression and its regulation across multiple tissue types, enabling the research community to discover expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) and help interpret associations with disease. While initial transcript data was generated using both arrays and RNA Seq to benchmark against one another, all data moving forward will be generated solely by RNA sequencing. By the end of the project we expect to have generated RNA sequence data from ~25,000 human tissues.