February Events

  • February 2020

Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Dana Carroll, PhD

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Dana Carroll will visit campus on February 6, 2020 to present a lecture on "Genome Editing: A View from the Edge" at 4:00pm in the Prem Sahai Auditorium (1110A MERF). Dr. Carroll is a Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a member of the Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation Program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.     ...

Wall of Scholarship - Spring 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Wall of Scholarship highlights papers from UI Carver College of Medicine faculty that are distinguished by being cited over 1,000 times by at least two of three academic citation indices.  Such a distinction testifies to the importance and impact of these scientific works. More information will be provided closer to the event.   

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group - ATAC-Seq: a first glimpse into chromatin states

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Chromatin accessibility is an essential component of gene regulation of biological processes in specific cells. Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) is an effective way to probe for chromatin accessibility at a genome-wide level and has become a powerful tool to understand dynamic gene expression regulation. In this talk, I will summarize both principle and features of ATAC-seq, and highlight its applications in basic and clinical research

Playing With Fire?

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Studies show that when students are taught simple Mendelian models of genetics, faulty assumptions about racial differences in behavior and ability can result. This workshop introduces participants to educational frameworks that are useful for teaching students more complex models of inheritance that include an understanding of how genes respond to varying environments as well as the use of inductive learning, argumentation, model-based reasoning, and data analysis and interpretation....

John Novembre - Novel Methods for Characterizing Geographic Structure in Genetic Variation

Friday, February 21, 2020, 3:45pm

John Novembre is a computational biologist who studies human evolutionary history, population structure and migration, and the etiology of genetic diseases. He develops novel data visualization and analysis techniques to investigate the correlations among genomic diversity, geography, and demographic structure. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015....

John Novembre - Human Genetic Diversity: Understanding Ourselves Through the Lens of DNA

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 9:30am to 10:30am

John Novembre is a computational biologist who studies human evolutionary history, population structure and migration, and the etiology of genetic diseases. He develops novel data visualization and analysis techniques to investigate the correlations among genomic diversity, geography, and demographic structure. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2015....