A lecture series covering contemporary areas in genomics and bioinformatics.
The scientific community celebrated the achievement of the Human Genome Project's major goal in April of 2003: completion of a high-accuracy sequence of the human genome. The significance of this milestone cannot be underestimated, as it firmly marks the entrance of modern biology into the genomic era (and not the post-genomic era, as many have stated). The intelligent use of sequence data from human and other organisms, along with technological innovations fostered by the Human Genome Project, will lead to significant advances in our understanding of diseases that have a genetic basis and, more importantly, in how health care is delivered in the future.
Given the rapid advances in genomics and bioinformatics that have taken place in the past few years, an intensive review of the major areas of ongoing genome research would be of great value to our fellow National Institutes of Health investigators. To that end, the National Human Genome Research Institute is pleased to once again sponsor the Current Topics in Genome Analysis lecture series.
The series consists of 14 lectures on successive Wednesdays, with a mixture of local and outside speakers covering the major areas of genomics. In this 11th edition of the series, rather than splitting the lectures into "laboratory-based" and "computationally-based" blocks, we have intermingled the lectures by general subject area. We hope that this approach conveys the idea that both laboratory- and computationally-based approaches are necessary in order to do cutting-edge biological research in the future.
The lectures are geared at the level of first year graduate students, are practical in nature, and are intended for a diverse audience. Handouts will be provided for each lecture, and time will be available at the end of each lecture for questions and discussion.
|Date||Lecture Title / Speaker||Handouts||Videos|
|February 17||Biological Sequence Analysis I
Andy Baxevanis, NHGRI
|February 24||The Genomic Landscape circa 2016
Eric Green, NHGRI
|March 2||Genome-Scale Sequence Analysis
Tyra Wolfsberg, NHGRI
|March 9||Biological Sequence Analysis II
Andy Baxevanis, NHGRI
|March 16||Regulatory and Epigenetic Landscapes of Mammalian Genomes
Laura Elnitski, NHGRI
|March 23||Applications of Genomics to Improve Public Health
Colleen McBride, Emory University
|March 30||NO CTGA LECTURE
|April 6||Introduction to Population Genetics
Lynn Jorde, University of Utah
|April 13||Identifying the Genomic Basis of Rare Diseases
David Valle, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
|April 20||Genomic Approaches to the Study of Complex Genetic Diseases
Karen Mohlke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
|April 27||Expression Analysis, Functional Enrichment, and Network Inference
John Quackenbush, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Howard McLeod, Moffitt Cancer Center
|May 11||Genomic Medicine
Bruce Korf, University of Alabama at Birmingham
|May 18||Genomics of Microbes and Microbiomes
Julie Segre, NHGRI
|May 25||Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies
Elaine Mardis, Washington University in St. Louis