Saharon Rosset. My work spans a wide range of problems in statistical genetics, ranging from heritability estimation and GWAS methodology to modeling and analysis of deep sequencing data and STR genotyping. I am a Colton fellow and a fellow of the Edmund J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics.
I enjoy ongoing collaborations with the groups of Noam Shomron, Yaniv Erlich, Paul Medvedev and Eric Lander.
June 2013 - Check out our new paper in Bioinformatics. This is a collaboration with Paul Medvedev, and will be presented in ISMB2013.
May 2013 - We've completed a new manuscript presenting a novel method for heritability estimation from GWAS. Our simulations suggest this is the fastest and most accurate method to date, and some of our results are pretty striking!
Our manuscript is currently under review. You can now download our software.
April 2013 - A paper in collaboration with Paul Medvedev was accepted to ISMB2013.
April 2013 - A new publication with the Shomron group:
Gilam A., Edry, L., Mamluk-Morag, E., Bar-Ilan, D., Avivi, C., Golan, D., ... & Shomron, N. "Involvement of IGF-1R regulation by miR-515-5p modifies breat cancer risk among BRCA1 carriers. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 1-8. [link]
January 2013 - A new publication in Science:
Gymrek, M., McGuire, A. L., Golan, D., Halperin, E. and Erlich, Y., "Identifying Personal Genomes by Surname Inference", Science, 18, 321-324 (2013).
A project led by Yaniv Erlich was published in Science, demonstrating how surnames can be inferred from genomes by querying Y STRs against genealogy databases. Threre's some popular press coverage in NYT, WSJ, USA Today, NPR, NBC and Haaretz and even an interview with me in "מחשבים ואנשים" (sorry, Hebrew only).