Charles has abundant experience leading computational epigenomics analyses of high-dimensional datasets as part of the Interlymph consortium, ENCODE and other consortia, to identify mechanisms underlying predisposition to different diseases. In addition, Charles has 10 years of experience leading projects to further the development of computational methods to identify tissue- and cell type-specific features in large scale GWAS and EWAS data.
Recent work has highlighted a lack of diversity in genomic studies. However, less attention has been given to epigenomics. Recent research using ENCODE data shows that epigenomic studies are lacking in diversity. We propose several solutions and strategies to tackle this problem.
Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance & Alice Rathjen