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Celebrate DNA Day

A list of upcoming and previous NHGRI events held in celebration of National DNA Day, including special seminars, online discussions and guest speakers.

Upcoming Events

More information coming soon on 2021 events.

  • Upcoming Events

    More information coming soon on 2021 events.

Past Events

2020

NHGRI's Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group DNA Day 2020 Virtual Presentation

NHGRI’s Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group hosted a DNA Day 2020 presentation with special guest speaker Janina M. Jeff, Ph.D., population geneticist, bioinformatician, STEAM-activist, educator, motivational speaker and podcaster on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST via webinar.

DNA Day Health Disparities

 

More about Dr. Janina Jeff:

Dr. Janina M. Jeff is the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Vanderbilt University. She is currently a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina, where she develops pipelines for content annotation, selection, and design of population specific genome-wide content for Illumina’s genotyping array portfolio that enables healthy population screening. In 2018, Dr. Jeff was selected as one of three winners (out of 18,000) from Spotify’s Sound-Up Bootcamp for her podcast, “In Those Genes”, a podcast that uses genetics to decode the lost histories AND futures of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.

NHGRI-H3Africa DNA Day Speaker Exchange Webinar

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern, NHGRI hosted the NHGRI-H3Africa DNA Day Speaker Exchange Webinar, featuring the following topics and speakers:

  • Understanding the Molecular Profile of Metabolic Health Obesity in African Americans: From Single Molecule Approach to -Omics
    Ayo Doumatey, Ph.D.
    NHGRI
     
  • The Extent and Impact of Variation in ADME Genes in Sub-Saharan African Populations. 
    Jorge da Rocha, Ph.D. Candidate
    Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand
     
DNA Day H3Africa

 


National DNA Day Twitter Chat: Celebrate at Home!

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted a National DNA Day Twitter Chat on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern.

@DNADay will highlighted genetic and genomics resources accessible from mobile phones and home computers for families to celebrate National DNA Day at home. All were invited to participate using #DNADay2020.

 

 

  • Past Events

    2020

    NHGRI's Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group DNA Day 2020 Virtual Presentation

    NHGRI’s Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group hosted a DNA Day 2020 presentation with special guest speaker Janina M. Jeff, Ph.D., population geneticist, bioinformatician, STEAM-activist, educator, motivational speaker and podcaster on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST via webinar.

    DNA Day Health Disparities

     

    More about Dr. Janina Jeff:

    Dr. Janina M. Jeff is the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Vanderbilt University. She is currently a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Illumina, where she develops pipelines for content annotation, selection, and design of population specific genome-wide content for Illumina’s genotyping array portfolio that enables healthy population screening. In 2018, Dr. Jeff was selected as one of three winners (out of 18,000) from Spotify’s Sound-Up Bootcamp for her podcast, “In Those Genes”, a podcast that uses genetics to decode the lost histories AND futures of African descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.

    NHGRI-H3Africa DNA Day Speaker Exchange Webinar

    On Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern, NHGRI hosted the NHGRI-H3Africa DNA Day Speaker Exchange Webinar, featuring the following topics and speakers:

    • Understanding the Molecular Profile of Metabolic Health Obesity in African Americans: From Single Molecule Approach to -Omics
      Ayo Doumatey, Ph.D.
      NHGRI
       
    • The Extent and Impact of Variation in ADME Genes in Sub-Saharan African Populations. 
      Jorge da Rocha, Ph.D. Candidate
      Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of the Witwatersrand
       
    DNA Day H3Africa

     


    National DNA Day Twitter Chat: Celebrate at Home!

    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted a National DNA Day Twitter Chat on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern.

    @DNADay will highlighted genetic and genomics resources accessible from mobile phones and home computers for families to celebrate National DNA Day at home. All were invited to participate using #DNADay2020.

     

     

Last updated: February 8, 2021