Clemson University

BioSci Seminar Series Presents Dr. Chin-Fu Chen

Department of Biological Sciences Seminar

October 18th, 2013; 2:30 pm

G-33 Jordan

In search of biomarkers in cells of patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)


Chin-Fu Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

Center for Molecular Studies and

Office of Bioinformatics and Epidemiology

Greenwood Genetic Center


Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) refer to a group of developmental brain disorders with different levels of impairments in social, communication, and behavioral functions. The diagnosis of ASDs is based upon behavioral or developmental observations and no laboratory tests are available. With more than 1% of children affected by ASDs each year in the US, the need for an objective, reliable laboratory test is paramount. Using Biolog Phenotype MicroArrays, we have collected data of the metabolic profile of lymphoblastoid cell lines, as well as lymphocytes from fresh blood, from patients with neuro-developmental disorders with or without ASDs and normal individuals. This talk will illustrate the application of statistical and machine learning methods for identification of possible biomarkers in cells of ASD patients.


This seminar is hosted by the Dr. Tzeng lab.

As usual, all seminars in our series are free and open to any interested public.  Please visit our seminar calendar for more information and other events. 

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Jordan Hall, G-33
130 Delta Epsilon Ct., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

Event Type

Academic, Lectures, Seminars, Speakers


Biological Sciences, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

Target Audience

General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff




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