BMI 205: Biomedical Informatics for Medicine

  • Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Room 308, Stanford University
  • Time: Wednesdays 12:15-1:05, lunch will be provided and served at 12:00.
  • Videos: Recordings will be posted after each lecture.

Schedule, Spring 2012

Date Presenter Affiliation Topic Reading Video
April 4 Chirag Patel Pediatrics, Systems Medicine “Enviromics” and Environment-wide Association Studies: Capturing the Breadth of Environmental Influence on Disease and Health Environment and Disease Risks
An Environment-Wide Association Study (EWAS) on type 2 diabetes mellitus
Systematic evaluation of environmental factors: persistent pollutants and nutrients correlated with serum lipid levels
April 11 Purvesh Khatri Systems Medicine Zooming in and out: methods for integrative analysis of large data sets Comparison of multiplex meta analysis techniques for understanding the acute rejection of solid organ transplants
Cell type-specific gene expression differences in complex tissues
Ten Years of Pathway Analysis: Current Approaches and Outstanding Challenges
April 18 Nigam Shah Biomedical Informatics The Age of Data-Driven Medicine The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data
Annotation Analysis for Testing Drug Safety Signals using Unstructured Clinical Notes
Using Temporal Patterns in Medical Records to Discern Adverse Drug Events from Indications
April 25 Class cancelled
May 2 Jerry Crabtree Pathology, Developmental Biology Our Genetically Fragile Intellect Our Genetically Fragile Intellect
Transcriptional disruption by the L1 retrotransposon and implications for mammalian transcriptomes
L1 retrotransposition in human neural progenitor cells
A Systematic Survey of Loss-of-Function Variants in Human Protein-Coding Genes
May 9 Bob Shafer Medicine - Infectious Diseases & Pathology Rationale and uses of a public HIV drug-resistance database None Video
May 16 Hunter Fraser Biology Gene expression adaptation in the evolution of yeast pathogenicity Genome-wide approaches to the study of adaptive gene expression evolution Video
May 23 Stuart Kim Developmental Biology, Genetics Genomics approaches to understand the complexity underlying aging An elt-3/elt-5/elt-6 GATA transcription circuit guides aging in C. elegans Video
May 30 Sylvia Plevritis Radiology Identification of imaging biomarkers by leveraging gene expression data None Video
June 6 Mike Snyder Genetics Adventures in Personalized Omics Personal Omics Profiling Reveals Dynamic Molecular and Medical Phenotypes Video


Mailing List

Non-enrolled students who would like to receive announcements: please email me ( your request with BMI 205 included in the subject line.


The only requirement is weekly attendance. If you are unable to attend, you will need to view the videotaped seminar and complete a short written assignment / answer questions based on the content of the seminar. These make-up questions will be posted shortly after lecture and are due prior to the next scheduled talk. Submit by emailing to with BMI 205 at the beginning of the subject line.

Past Quarters

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