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Center for Genomics and Data Science Research Special Seminar

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The NHGRI Center for Genomics and Data Science Research is pleased to host Dr. Ewan Birney for a special seminar to celebrate the center’s first year of operation. Dr. Birney’s own research journey matches well with the mission of our center, incorporating diverse aspects of data, computation, and molecular biology to make breakthroughs in our understanding of genomic code. Please join us for what is sure to be a memorable inaugural seminar.

Hybrid: Zoom Webinar (Requires Registration) and In-Person

Inaugural Seminar

AI, Genetics, Fish and Humans. A story in two acts

July 24, 2024, 2:30 - 3:30 PM ET


Ewan BirneyEwan Birney, CBE FRS FMedSci
Deputy Director General, EMBL
Director, EMBL-EBI

Dr. Birney is Deputy Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). He was a key leader in the analysis of the Human Genome gene set, mouse and chicken genomes, and the ENCODE project, focusing on non-coding elements of the human genome. His broader research includes functional genomics, DNA algorithms, statistical methods to analyse genomic information (in particular information associated with individual differences in humans and Medaka fish) and use of images for chromatin structure.

Host: Adam Phillippy

Last updated: July 8, 2024