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Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030: An NHGRI Seminar Series

Event Details

NHGRI will host a new seminar series this year on the “Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030” that are described in NHGRI’s “Strategic Vision for Improving Human Health at the Forefront of Genomics.” Beginning in February — and coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the publication that reported the draft human genome sequence — this 10-part seminar series is planned to occur roughly each month throughout 2021.

Related Video: The Future of Genomics: 10 Bold Predictions

About the Sessions

For each session, two speakers will use a specific bold prediction as an aspirational theme to discuss their own research and speculate about next decade of genomic advancements. A moderated question and answer session will follow the speakers. The sessions, which will be held via Zoom for the foreseeable future will be open to the public and video recorded for later viewing on the GenomeTV channel of YouTube.

The schedule for the first five seminars is as follows:

Session 1

February 1, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Bold Prediction #1: Generating and analyzing a complete human genome sequence will be routine for any research laboratory, becoming as straightforward as carrying out a DNA purification.

Speakers: 

Evan Eichler, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Karen Miga, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz

Moderator:

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
NHGRI

  • Session 1

    February 1, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Bold Prediction #1: Generating and analyzing a complete human genome sequence will be routine for any research laboratory, becoming as straightforward as carrying out a DNA purification.

    Speakers: 

    Evan Eichler, Ph.D.
    University of Washington

    Karen Miga, Ph.D.
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Moderator:

    Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
    NHGRI

Session 2

March 8, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Bold Prediction #2: The biological function(s) of every human gene will be known; for non-coding elements in the human genome, such knowledge will be the rule rather than the exception.

Speakers:

Nancy Cox, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

Neville Sanjana, Ph.D.
NY Genome Center

Moderator:    

Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D.
NHGRI

  • Session 2

    March 8, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Bold Prediction #2: The biological function(s) of every human gene will be known; for non-coding elements in the human genome, such knowledge will be the rule rather than the exception.

    Speakers:

    Nancy Cox, Ph.D.
    Vanderbilt University

    Neville Sanjana, Ph.D.
    NY Genome Center

    Moderator:    

    Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D.
    NHGRI

Session 3

April 12, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Bold Prediction #3: The general features of the epigenetic landscape and transcriptional output will be routinely incorporated into predictive models of the impact of genotype on phenotype.

Speakers:       

Tom Gingeras, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Tuuli Lappalainen, Ph.D.
NY Genome Center

Moderator:    

Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
NHGRI

  • Session 3

    April 12, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Bold Prediction #3: The general features of the epigenetic landscape and transcriptional output will be routinely incorporated into predictive models of the impact of genotype on phenotype.

    Speakers:       

    Tom Gingeras, Ph.D.
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Tuuli Lappalainen, Ph.D.
    NY Genome Center

    Moderator:    

    Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
    NHGRI

Session 4

May 25, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Bold Prediction #4: Research in human genomics will have moved beyond population descriptors based on historic social constructs such as race.

Speakers:       

Charmaine Royal, Ph.D.
Duke University

Genevieve Wojcik, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Moderator:    

Vence Bonham, Jr., J.D.
NHGRI

Session 5

June 7, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Bold Prediction #5: Studies involving analyses of genome sequences and associated phenotypic information for millions of human participants will be regularly featured at school science fairs.

Speakers:

Neil Lamb, Ph.D.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Chanda Jefferson
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)

Moderator:    

Larry Brody, Ph.D.
NHGRI

  • Session 5

    June 7, 2021, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Bold Prediction #5: Studies involving analyses of genome sequences and associated phenotypic information for millions of human participants will be regularly featured at school science fairs.

    Speakers:

    Neil Lamb, Ph.D.
    HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

    Chanda Jefferson
    Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Office of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)

    Moderator:    

    Larry Brody, Ph.D.
    NHGRI

Dates and speakers for sessions 6-10 will be announced in April 2021.

Last updated: January 12, 2021