Short Course in Genomics
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics offers science educators the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading researchers, clinicians and staff. Topics include complex diseases, sequencing technologies, brain and behavior, bioinformatics, gene editing, the human microbiome and ethical issues in genomics research.
The Education and Community Involvement (ECIB) Branch within NHGRI is offering its annual NHGRI Short Course in Genomics from July 27 – July 30, 2020. This year's course is for middle and high school teachers, community college and Tribal College faculty teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses. Class size is limited.
What is the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics?
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics offers STEM educators the opportunity to hear lectures and receive teaching resources from leading NHGRI and NIH researchers, clinicians, and staff and to discuss ways to incorporate genomics content into their classrooms. Topics range from complex disorders/diseases, brain and behavior, bioinformatics, the human microbiome, ethical issues in genomics research, and race and health disparities, among others.
View the sample 2019 Short Course agenda.
When and Where is the course held?
The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics will be held from July 27 – July 30, 2020 on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Accepted participants must attend for all four days of the course.
Is there a fee to attend the course?
The course itself is free for all participants. NHGRI has very limited funding for air travel, hotel accommodations, and per diem for some accepted applicants. Selection is based on financial need and distance from course location. We strongly suggest seeking outside travel funding as needed.
Last updated: June 19, 2020