Peer Rebrew

A genomics/systems biology journal club

The peer rebrewers meet every other Friday at 5PM at Beggar’s Banquet (location subject to change) to provide an enjoyable, low-pressure setting to discuss significant or recent papers in genomics, systems biology, evolutionary biology, and related fields. No one presents or defends the paper and everyone is assumed to have at least skimmed it to jump right into a casual discussion. Everyone is welcome, attendence every meeting is not mandatory, and anyone can submit a paper suggesstion

This reading group structure is blatantly copied from Jeff Ross-Ibarra’s R.E.H.A.B. Anyone who wants to be added to the email list or has paper suggestions can email me at birdkevi(at)

August 2018

August 24th

Van Deynze et al. Nitrogen fixation in a landrace of maize is supported by a mucilage-associated diazotrophic microbiota

August 10th

Ford et al. Frequent lack of repressive capacity of promoter DNA methylation identified through genome-wide epigenomic manipulation


Korthauer and Irizarry. Genome-wide repressive capacity of promoter DNA methylation is revealed through epigenomic manipulation


**No meetings, so many conferences!!!**

June 2018

June 29

McKain et al. Ancestry of the two subgenomes of maize

June 15

Winter et al. Repeat elements organize 3D genome structure and mediate transcription in the filamentous fungus Epichloë festucae

June 1

Koffer et al.  Molecular dissection of a natural transposable element invasion 

May 2018

May 20

**Cancelled: Out of town**

May 4

Sotelo-Silveira et al. Entering the Next Dimension: Plant Genomes in 3D

April 2018

Apr. 20

Kerwin et al. ​​​Epistasis × environment interactions among Arabidopsis thaliana glucosinolate genes impact complex traits and fitness in the field

Apr. 6

Kremling et al. Dysregulation of expression correlates with rare-allele burden and fitness loss in maize 

March 2018

Mar. 23

Lippert et al.  Identification of individuals by trait prediction using whole-genome sequencing data 


Erlich. Major flaws in “Identification of individuals by trait prediction using whole-genome”

Mar. 2

Zhao et al. Proliferation of regulatory DNA elements derived from transposable elements in the maize genome

February 2018

Feb. 9

Boyle et al. An expanded view of complex traits: from polygenic to omnigenic

January 2018

Jan. 16

Dunn et al. Pairwise comparisons across species are problematic when analyzing functional genomic data

December 2017

Dec. 8

Lin et al. Substantial contribution of genetic variation in the expression of transcription factors to phenotypic variation revealed by eRD-GWAS

November 2017

Nov. 17

Castel et al. Modified penetrance of coding variants by cis-regulatory variation shapes human traits

Nov. 3

Salojärvi et al. Genome sequencing and population genomic analyses provide insights into the adaptive landscape of silver birch

October 2017

Oct. 20

Mei et al. Adaptation in plant genomes: bigger is different

Oct. 6

Greenham et al. Temporal network analysis identifies early physiological and transcriptomic indicators of mild drought in Brassica rapa