Insights from the DNA Sequence of the Human Genome

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) sponsored a look into the human genome sequence with a five-part lecture series, "Insights from the DNA Sequence of the Human Genome." on February 12, 2001 with a three-hour, kick-off symposium in Masur Auditorium in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (Building 10) from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The preliminary schedule included presentations from:
  • Dr. Robert Waterston of Washington University
  • Dr. Eric Lander of the Whitehead Institute
  • Dr. David Altshuler of Whitehead Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Mark Adams of Celera Genomics
  • Dr. Barbara Trask of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Jim Kent of the University of California at Santa Cruz
The series continued in the Lipsett Amphitheater in the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10) with the following presentations:
  • March 13, 2001: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (previously 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
    • Evan Eichler, Ph.D., Case Western University — "Recent duplication and dynamic mutation of the human genome."
    • Arian Smit, Ph.D., University of Washington — "Interspersed repeats and other keepsakes of selfish DNA in our genome"

  • April 10, 2001: 10:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.
    • Alex Bateman, Ph.D., Sanger Centre — "What's in the human genome? Are we different from flies and worms?"
    • David Kulp, Ph.D., Affymetrix, Inc. — "Gene hunting in the human genome: methods, results and resources."

  • May 7: 2001, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Deanna Church, Ph.D., National Center for Biotechnology Information — "Comparative genomics: using mice to understand ourselves."
    • Jean Weissenbach, Ph.D., Genoscope — "Gene finding in mammals using the pufferfish genome sequence."

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Last Updated: May 8, 2012