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Announcing New Seminar Series: Genomics, Big Data, and Medicine

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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The Icahn Institute at Mount Sinai and Nature Reviews Genetics are pleased to announce the launch of a new seminar series, Genomics, Big Data, and Medicine


Scientific research within the areas of genomics, big data and medicine is accelerating and converging at a breathtaking pace, making use of recent pivotal technical and analytical advances within the genomics community to inform on medicine and personal health care. Our new seminar is dedicated to this critical intersection of GBM, delving into `bleeding edge’ technology & approaches that will deeply shape the future.   

 

The seminar format will be an hour lecture followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q&A. We seek to foster lively and thought-provoking dialogue to hash out the best ways to make the application of genomics technologies and analysis of big data transformative in personal medical care.

 

Watch this video from seminar organizers Eric Schadt, Pamela Sklar, Judy Cho (Mount Sinai), and Orli Bahcall (Nature Reviews Genetics):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUNzY1o4x6w

 

Visit our seminar website for more info:

http://icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and-institutes/genomics/news/gbm

 

Our first speaker on March 23rd is Eric Green, director of National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Eric D. Green, MD, PhD, is responsible for providing overall leadership of the National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) research portfolio and other initiatives; this requires significant coordination with other NIH components, funding agencies, and research organizations.

Now, as Director of NHGRI, Dr. Green is responsible for providing overall leadership of the Institute's research portfolio and other initiatives; this requires significant coordination with other NIH components, funding agencies, and research organizations. In 2011, Dr. Green led NHGRI to the completion of a strategic planning process that yielded a new vision for the future of genomics research, entitled Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside (Nature 470:204-213, 2011).


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