Current Topics in Genome Analysis
Given the rapid advances in genomics and bioinformatics that have taken place in the past few years, an intensive review of the major areas of ongoing genome research would be of great value to our fellow National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigators. To that end, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is pleased to once again sponsor the Current Topics in Genome Analysis lecture series.
The series consists of 14 lectures on successive Wednesdays, with a mixture of local and outside speakers covering the major areas of genomics. In this 12th edition of the series, rather than splitting the lectures into "laboratory-based" and "computationally-based" blocks, we have intermingled the lectures by general subject area. We hope that this approach conveys the idea that both laboratory- and computationally-based approaches are necessary in order to do cutting-edge biological research in the future.
The lectures are geared at the level of first year graduate students, are practical in nature, and are intended for a diverse audience. Handouts will be provided for each lecture, and time will be available at the end of each lecture for questions and discussion.
All lectures are held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Lipsett Amphitheater of the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10).
Topics in Genome Analysis 2016
A lecture series covering contemporary areas in genomics and bioinformatics
Videos of the lectures will be available on the GenomeTV channel of YouTube viewing shortly after the live lecture. Lectures will not be Webcast live. View individual 2016 lectures below or view all lectures from the GenomeTV playlist.
Regulatory and Epigenetic Landscapes of Mammalian Genomes
Laura Elnitski, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator Translational and Functional Genomics Branch
Applications of Genomics to Improve Public Health
Identifying the Genomic Basis of Rare Diseases
Genomic Approaches to the Study of Complex Genetic Diseases
Expression Analysis, Functional Enrichment, and Network Inference
Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies
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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
We are pleased to announce that NHGRI will once again be presenting its "Current Topics in Genome Analysis" lecture series. Given the rapid advances in genomics and bioinformatics that have taken place in the past few years, we feel that an intensive review of the major areas of ongoing genome research would be of great value to our fellow NIH colleagues. A mixture of local and outside speakers will give the lectures designed to cover the major areas of genomics. The lectures are geared at the level of first year graduate students, are practical in nature, and are intended for a diverse audience. Handouts will be provided for each talk, and time will be available at the end of each lecture for questions and discussion.
Who Should Attend
The intended audience includes clinicians, clinical geneticists, social and behavioral scientists, genetic counselors, those involved with genetics and public policy, health educators, and other biomedical and clinical scientists with an interest in genetics, genomics and personalized medicine. No prior expertise on the part of the audience will be required and the lecturers will be instructed to provide any relevant background as part of their lectures.
After attending this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:
- Explain the importance of using genomic approaches in modern biomedical research.
- Interpret case studies involving genome-wide association approaches.
- Utilize bioinformatics-based approaches with greater facility and confidence, through practice exercises aimed at reinforcing concepts presented during the lectures.
- Assess, select, and apply genomic and bioinformatic techniques that can help advance their own basic or clinical research programs.
- Identify potential areas where transdisciplinary approaches involving relevant aspects of genomics and bioinformatics can synergistically promote translational research.
- Recognize the difference between clinical diagnosis of disease and identification of genetic predisposition to disease.
- Explain the potential ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetic testing and the recording of genetic information.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.
You may only claim CME credits for lectures you attended in person in the Lipsett Amphitheater. You may not claim CME credits for watching the archived webcasts.
Last updated: September 2, 2016