Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) consortium researchers to discuss completion of a human genome sequence
Media are invited to attend an expert panel discuss the first complete, gapless sequence of a human genome via virtual conference call on March 31.
10:00 a.m. EDT Session One
Main paper authors will discuss what led to this achievement and what this means for the future of genomics.
- Adam Phillippy, Ph.D., consortium co-chair and head of the NHGRI Genome Informatics Section
- Evan Eichler, Ph.D., consortium co-chair, HHMI investigator, and Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington
- Karen Miga, Ph.D., consortium co-chair and Associate Director of the UCSC Genomics Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz
- Michael Schatz, Ph.D., consortium member and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Biology at Johns Hopkins University.
11:15 a.m. EDT Session Two
Trainees will provide insight into the hands-on work and methodology for completing a human genome sequence.
- Sergey Nurk, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, NHGRI
- Mitchell Vollger, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, University of Washington
- Savannah Hoyt, graduate student, University of Connecticut
- Ariel Gershman, graduate student, Johns Hopkins University
Questions? Email: NHGRIPressOffice@nih.gov
Last updated: March 27, 2022