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Updated ToxPi version (v 2.1) available at www.toxpi.org

A major update to the ToxPi interface (version 2.1) is now available at:

www.toxpi.org

This update includes major speed improvements (especially noticeable when clustering large datasets), the ability to zoom/pan on cluster dendrograms, as well as other refinements for GUI users. 

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Marissa's ASHG submission awarded "Reviewer's Choice"

Marissa Kosnik's submission to the 2018 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting in San Diego has been selected as a  Reviewers’ Choice Abstract. It means that the abstract scored in the top 10% of poster abstracts as determined by the reviewers’ score.

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Kim To presents at BioLunch Seminar Series

Kim To presented a seminar entitled "Developmental Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials in Zebrafish Embryos" at the BioLunch Seminar Series.

Reif appointed to National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee

Scoping Plan to Assess the Hazards of Organohalogen Flame Retardants 

https://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/CommitteeView.aspx?key=49937

Kyle Roell successfully defends his PhD!

Kyle Roell successfully defended his PhD, entitled "Statistical Methods for Assessing the Genetic Etiology of Synergistic Drug Interactions".

Dr. Kyle Roell is currently a postdoc with Stephanie Engel in the Department of Epidemiology at UNC Chapel Hill.

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Kosnik presents at Toxicology Seminar Series

Marissa Kosnik presented a seminar at the Toxicology Seminar Series, entitled "Integration of disparate data to elucidate connections between
environmental factors and human health outcomes".

Updated ToxPi version (20180329) available at www.toxpi.org

http://toxpi.org/

National Academies meeting: "Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration"

David Reif was a moderator and member of the planning committee for the National Academy of Sciences workshop "Informing Environmental Health Decisions Through Data Integration". 

The workshop brought together thought leaders from diverse fields to explore the promise and potential pitfalls of e…

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Reif presents SOT webinar "How to Present a Code-Based Course to Students with No Previous Coding Experience"

David Reif presented as part of a webinar organized by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Undergraduate Educator Network. 

More details can be found here, under the title "Don’t Sweat It…Three Dry Labs for Undergraduate Toxicology Programs":

https://www.toxicology.org/education/edu/ugWebinar…

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Flash Report: SEAZIT Ontologies Workshop

A report on the SEAZIT (Systematic Evaluation of the Application of Zebrafish in Toxicology) Ontologies Workshop has been published:

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/iccvam/methods/dev-repro/ontologies-wksp-rept-2017.pdf

Reif serves as Working Group member for the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) monograph on Benzene

David Reif was a member of the Working Group that drew experts from around the world to a meeting in Lyon, France in order to evaluate the carcinogenicity of Benzene. 

Summaries of the final evaluations are available in the Lancet Oncology article. The detailed assessments will be published as …

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Reif presents at Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

David presented a seminar at the annual meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society (EMGS), entitled: "Gene-Environment Interactions Associated with Differential Susceptibility to Chemical Exposure".

Michele Balik-Meisner successfully defends her PhD!

Michele Balik-Meisner successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled "Gene-by-Environment Interactions Associated with Inter-Individual Variation in Response to Chemical Exposure".  

Michele will continue her research as a Bioinformaticist at Sciome

Congratulations!!!

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Reif presents at OpenTox conference

David Reif presented at the 2017 OpenTox USA meeting. Thanks to Barry Hardy and Noffisat Oki for the invitation to speak! 

His seminar was entitled "Implications of Population Genetic Diversity for Safety Assessment."  

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Reif presents at International Neurotoxicology Association meeting in Brazil

David Reif presented at the joint meeting of the International Neurotoxicology Association & Neurotoxicity Society in Florianopolis, Brazil. 

The seminar was entitled "Developing an Integrated Testing Strategy: Analytical methods to distill useful information from high-throughput screening of ch…

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Reif presents at ToxForum annual meeting

David Reif presented an invited talk at the 41st Annual ToxForum Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.

The talk, "Integrating Multiple Sources of High-Dimensional Data to Quantify Effects of Genetic Variability in Chemical Risk Assessment", was part of a session moderated by Julia Rager & Reza Rasoulpo…

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Reif presents in Systematic Evaluation of the Application of Zebrafish in Toxicology (SEAZIT) series

David Reif presented as part of the ongoing Systematic Evaluation of the Application of Zebrafish in Toxicology (SEAZIT) webinar series. 

The Proximity Principle

Christy Sadler and colleagues have written a new multimedia article about the Bioinformatics "cluster" at NC State University.

https://sciences.ncsu.edu/news/the-proximity-principle

The term "cluster" is shorthand for the cluster hiring program known as the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Prog…

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Reif presents at Triangle Statistical Genetics Meeting

David Reif presented an invited talk at the 2016 Triangle Statistical Genetics Meeting. The event was hosted at SAS, Inc. by the Triangle StatGen Organizing Committee.

 

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Marissa Kosnik joins the Reif Lab!

Bio

Marissa is pursuing her PhD in the Toxicology graduate program.

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