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New workshops at the Broad

Posted on 21, May, 2012 by in

The Broad just launched a new workshop series focusing on tools and typical bioinformatics workflows

The BroadE curriculum (“E” stands for educational, and “Broad” means collaboration) offers insights and hands-on training in rapidly evolving technologies, high-throughput methods, and computational tools that are not typically found in conventional research labs.

It is open to members of the Broad Institute and affiliated institutions (Harvard, MIT). Three workshops coming up, two are still “open for registration:http://www.broadinstitute.org/what-broad/administration/broade/broad-workshops:

GenePattern – May 21
Using CellProfiler for Biological Image Analysis – May 25
RNA-Seq Introduction – June 25

A Primer on Complex Trait Genetics, April 4th

Posted on 26, Mar, 2012 by in

Harvard Catalyst is offering another primer on complex trait genetics next Wednesday, April 4 at MGH (8:30-4:30, Simches Research Building, Room 3.110). Registration is required. The program looks exciting:

This event is sponsored by the MGH Clinical Research Program, the Center for Human Genetic Research, the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and in partnership with the Harvard Catalyst.
Are you able to keep up with the changing face of genetic research? Have you heard of disease areas that have seen explosive growth in genetic discoveries in the past year? This is an excellent opportunity to learn the essential elements of complex trait genetics and gain the latest insights from expert faculty from the Center for Human Genetic Research and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.

8:00-8:30am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15am | David Altshuler, MD, PhD: Introduction of Complex Trait Genetics
9:15-10:00am – Jim Gusella, PhD: Mendelian Traits Focusing on Methods, Modifiers, and Implications for Complex Traits
10:00-10:45am – Benjamin Neale, PhD: Resequencing
10:45-11:00am – Break
11:00-11:45am – Mark Daly, PhD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics
11:45-12:30pm – Christopher Newton-Cheh, MD, MPH: Translating Findings from Human Genetics to an Improved Understanding of Blood Pressure Regulation
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch on your own
1:30-2:15pm – David Beier, MD, PhD: Mouse Models as Tools for Follow up of Human Genetics
2:15-3:00pm – David Milan, MD: Zebrafish as a Model of Human Disease
3:00-3:45pm – Sean Wu, MD: Human Stem Cells as In Vitro Models for Genetic Discovery
3:45-4:30pm – Panel Discussion

PQG Training Grant Retreat April 6th

Posted on 23, Mar, 2012 by in

The Program in Quantitative Genomics is running another training grant retreat on April 6th from 1:00-4:30pm.

The retreat provides a great opportunity to share your work with the PQG Faculty and your peers and get feedback, and builds on the success of last year’s retreat with many excellent talks and a stimulating discussion.

Lunch will be provided — and a happy hour wraps up the day. Please send your abstract to Shaina Andelman by Monday March 26 (sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu).