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DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, January 4, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Erez Lieberman Aiden, Ph.D.
Part of the 2017-18 DIR Genome Seminar Series.

  Thursday, January 18, 2018
  1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Online

  Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Participants include:
  • Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Lisa Brooks, Ph.D., NHGRI program director
  • Dan Gilchrist, NHGRI program director
  • Lu Wang, Ph.D., NHGRI program director
  • Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D., division director for the Division of Genome Sciences at NGHRI
  • Lawrence Brody, Ph.D., division director for the Division of Genomics and Society at NGHRI.

Advisory Meeting: Genomics and Society Working Group Meeting Strategic Planning
  Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  Monday, January 29, 2018
  11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
  Online

  Lawrence Brody, Ph.D.
Part of NHGRI's Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) Series.

  Thursday, February 1, 2018
  Bangkok, Thailand

  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

  Monday, February 12, 2018
  10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  Conference Center (Terrace Level) 5635 Fishers Lane


  February 12 – 15, 2018
  11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, February 15, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Ping Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Part of the 2017-18 DIR Genome Seminar Series.

2020 Strategic Planning Process Launches Strategic Planning
  Tuesday, February 20, 2018


NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., launched the NHGRI 2020 Strategic Planning process on February 12, 2018, during a presentation at the 82nd meeting of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research in Rockville, Maryland.

"En Route to a 2020 Vision for Genomics: The Next Round of NHGRI Strategic Planning"


February 12, 2018 Press Release: Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning


  Thursday, February 22, 2018
  3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Jose C. Florez, M.D., Ph.D.
Part of the Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series.

  Friday, February 23, 2018
  12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
  Online

  Susan Persky, Ph.D.
Part of NHGRI's Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) Series.

  Thursday, March 1, 2018
  Building 10, Masur Auditorium

  Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Following the 2017 ELSI Congress and entering a new phase of strategic planning for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program hosted a webinar to gather ideas from the research community on needs and resources to increase the reach, impact and transparency of ELSI research.

This webinar included a brief introduction by NHGRI staff followed by a moderated discussion open to all webinar participants.

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Role of the TRPA1 Ca2+-permeable Channel in Oxidative Stress Defenses in Cancer. Lecture
  Thursday, March 15, 2018
  12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Joan Brugge, Ph.D.
The 15th Jeffrey M. Trent Lectureship in Cancer Research

Advisory Meeting: Community Engagement and Genomics Working Group Strategic Planning
  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

National Courts and Science Institute Education Seminar Seminar
  Friday, March 23, 2018
  Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Talk title: Genomics, Human Health, and Society: Opportunities and Challenges

  Monday, March 26, 2018


Following the 2017 ELSI Congress and entering a new phase of strategic planning for the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program hosted a webinar to gather ideas from the research community on needs and resources to increase the reach, impact and transparency of ELSI research.

This webinar included a brief introduction by NHGRI staff followed by a moderated discussion open to all webinar participants.

Related Materials:


Meeting Session: Annual Genome Sequencing Program Strategic Planning
  April 4 – 6, 2018

  April 7 – 8, 2018
  Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will be participating in the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. on April 6-8, 2018. Fun and engaging science activities will be presented for all to experience!

  Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
  Building 50, First Floor Conference Room (Room 1227/1233)

  Joanna Mountain, Ph.D.
Part of the Social and Behavioral Research Branch Seminar Series.

DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, April 19, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Panos Roussos, M.D., Ph.D.
Part of the 2017-18 DIR Genome Seminar Series.

  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
  Building 38A, Lister Hill Center Auditorium

  Olivier Noel
NHGRI will host its annual Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Speaker with special guest speaker Olivier Noel, M.D., Ph.D., DNAsimple CEO and recent contestant on ABC's Shark Tank.

Dr. Oliver's discussion topic is entrepreneurship and startups in science.

  May 1 – 2, 2018
  8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
  Sheraton Silver Spring

DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, May 3, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Peter McGuire, M.D.
Part of the 2017-18 DIR Genome Seminar Series.

NHGRI Strategic Planning Virtual Town Hall Strategic Planning
  Friday, May 4, 2018
  12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.


NHGRI hosted a "virtual" town hall about the recently launched strategic planning process to gather ideas and feedback from researchers, trainees, industry experts, healthcare professionals, and other interested stakeholders about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.


View slides from the town hall PDF file

Summary of Virtual Strategic Planning Town Hall
PDF file


Meeting Session: CHSL Biology of Genomes Strategic Planning
  Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, May 17, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Frank Slack, Ph.D.
Part of the 2017-18 DIR Genome Seminar Series.

  Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  May 30, 2018 to June 1, 2018
  9:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
  Northeastern University

This meeting brought together, for a day of intensive scientific exchange, NHGRI Advanced Sequencing Technology Program grantees and other scientists and engineers who may have insights that would help to achieve the goal of sequencing human genomes at high quality for $1,000 or less.

NHGRI Strategic Planning Session Summary  PDF file


  Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  1:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.
  Grand Hyatt Washington

This discussion centered around several Grand Challenges, such as to "Meet the educational and professional development needs of K-12 educators and healthcare providers to increase the awareness and understanding of genomic information." This was an important opportunity for educators to influence the future landscape of genomics research and its intersection with society, education and community engagement.


  June 18 – 22, 2018


  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

  Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  Hogness Auditorium
University of Washington

NHGRI will host a Town Hall at the University of Washington to gather ideas and feedback from researchers, industry experts, healthcare professionals and other interested stakeholders in the Seattle area about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.

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  Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  Hogness Auditorium
University of Washington

NHGRI will host a Town Hall at the University of Washington to gather ideas and feedback from trainees about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.

Related Materials:


  Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphithater

  David Bodine, Ph.D.
An NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds lecture

  Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphithater

  Ivona Aksentijevich, M.D.
An NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds lecture

A Wrinkle in TiME: how the aging tumor microenvironment drives melanoma progression Seminar
  Thursday, June 28, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D.
An NHGRI DIR Silver Anniversary Summer Seminar. Talks are given by highly successful former NHGRI trainees highlighting their current research.

Psychology as applied to genomics: understanding the utility of genome sequencing for physical and mental health Seminar
  Thursday, July 5, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Saskia C. Sanderson, Ph.D., C.Psychol.
An NHGRI DIR Silver Anniversary Summer Seminar. Talks are given by highly successful former NHGRI trainees highlighting their current research.

  July 13 – 15, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
  Keystone Resort Conference Center

  July 15 – 27, 2018
  The Jackson Laboratory

  July 15 – 19, 2018
  Hotel Del Coronado

  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
  McCaw Hall
Arrillaga Alumni Center
Stanford University

NHGRI will host a Town Hall at Stanford University to gather ideas and feedback from researchers, industry experts, healthcare professionals, and other interested stakeholders in the San Francisco Bay area about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.

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  Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  McCaw Hall
Arrillaga Alumni Center
Stanford University

NHGRI will host a Town Hall at Stanford University to gather ideas and feedback from trainees in the San Francisco Bay area about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.

Related Materials:


  Friday, July 27, 2018
  11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  Building 31, 4B31 Conference Room

  Anya Plutynski, Ph.D.
Part of the NHGRI History of Genomics and Molecular Biology Lecture Series.

USB Genomics 2.0 Conference Conference
  Thursday, August 9, 2018

Unraveling the Genetics of Pancreatic Cancer: From genomes to patient care Seminar
  Thursday, August 16, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Alison Klein, Ph.D., M.H.S.
An NHGRI DIR Silver Anniversary Summer Seminar. Talks are given by highly successful former NHGRI trainees highlighting their current research.

National Courts and Science Institute Education Seminar Seminar
  Thursday, August 30, 2018
  Courtroom 503 of the Markey National Courts Building
Madison Place, NW

  Thursday, August 30, 2018
  3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  John D. Carpten, Ph.D.
A Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture

  Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
  Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, September 6, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Paul Kenny, Ph.D.
A DIR Genome Seminar

Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER) Investigators Meeting Strategic Planning
  Thursday, September 13, 2018

  Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Esteban Gonz√°lez Burchard, M.D., M.P.H.
A Genomics and Health Disparities lecture.

  Thursday, September 20, 2018
  Kigali, Rawanda

  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
  Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
Morehouse School of Medicine

NHGRI will host a Town Hall at Morehouse School of Medicine to gather ideas and feedback from researchers, industry experts, healthcare professionals and other interested stakeholders in the Atlanta area about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.


  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
Morehouse School of Medicine

NHGRI will host a Town Hall at Morehouse School of Medicine to gather ideas and feedback from trainees in the Atlanta area about current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications.


  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
  Louis W. Sullivan National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
Morehouse School of Medicine


  September 27 – 29, 2018
  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Cell Symposium

  Monday, October 1, 2018
  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Masur Auditorium

NHGRI IRP's 25th Anniversary Symposium

  Thursday, October 4, 2018


  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

  Thursday, October 4, 2018
  12:50 P.M. – 1:50 P.M.
  Congress Center Basel
Basel, Switzerland

DIR Genome Seminar Series DIR Genome Seminar Series
  Thursday, October 4, 2018
  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
  Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater

  Belinda Needham, Ph.D., M.A.
Part of the DIR Genome Seminar Series.

  Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
  Building 50, First Floor Conference Room (Room 1227/1233)

  Kimberly Kaphingst, Sc.D.
Part of the Social and Behavioral Research Branch Seminar Series.

  Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
  San Diego Convention Center
Room 29AB Upper Level

  Friday, October 19, 2018
  12:45 P.M. – 1:45 P.M.
  Disneyland Hotel

  Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Notice Number: NOT-HG-19-005

13th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Genomics (ICG-13) Strategic Planning
  Saturday, October 27, 2018
  Shenzen, China

  Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  San Francisco, CA

  November 7 – 10, 2018
  Cold Spring Harbor, NY

  November 8 – 9, 2018
  Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, Balcony A, B & C

  Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

  Saturday, November 10, 2018
  9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.
  Sheraton Dan Diego Hotel & Marina, Nautilus 3
San Diego, CA

Meeting Session: Establishing a 2020 Vision for Genomics: Society, Education and Engagement

  Saturday, November 17, 2018
  Atlanta, GA

See Also:

NHGRI Director's Calendar

DIR Genome Seminar Series

Further Resources:

NIH Calendar of Events (The Yellow Sheet)

NIH Consensus Development Program: State-of-the-Science Conferences

NIH Institute and Center calendars

NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series