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The next frontier in the genome sciences will be developing technology that captures novel quantitative biological measurements ... more about genomics
The next free public lecture will be in May 2013. Information will be posted in late March 2013.
You can watch recordings of past events by visiting the links below.
Past Special Events
“Genomics of Autism Spectrum Disorders”
Lecture and discussion on ASD featuring Drs. Edward Brodkin, Maja Bucan, Ellen Giarelli, Judith Miller and Gerard Schellenberg. The program was emceed by Larry Blumenthal, the Executive Producer for Health at Philly.com.
"Cancer and Our Genome: Insight and Hope."
This lecture and discussion featured cancer experts Drs. Chi Van Dang (Abramson Cancer Center, Penn), Yael Mosse (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Katherine Nathanson (Penn), Anil Rustgi (Penn) and Ashani Weeraratna (Wistar). The evening was emceed by WHYY’s Taunya English.
"What Genomics Can Tell Us about Everyday Behaviors and Why These Behaviors Can Change"
Three talks and a Q&A panel discussion featuring University of Pennsylvania experts on genomics and different aspects of behavior, including biological rhythms, sleep, addiction, eating, stress and depression. See poster here.
Speakers: Drs. Berrettini, Hogenesch, and Sehgal
Invited Panelists: Drs. Bence and Lucki
Watch a recording of the event:
iTunes and other versions coming soon.
This program was part of the inaugural Philadelphia Science Festival in April, a citywide collaboration of more than 105 organizations that celebrates science and technology. Photos of the event can be viewed here.
This program addressed human and microbial diversity and how variation in genetic material reflects our history and shapes our health.
View or listen to the recording of this lecture and discussion about how genomics informs our understanding of age-dependent diseases:
Instructing our Own Cells: Repairing Bodies and Restoring Health (9/30/09)
Open Society and Genomics-enabled Personalized Medicine (2/9/09)
The Spring 2013 newsletter can be viewed here.
Educational Facility Professional Development Workshops can be applied for here.
Interested in helping with genomics outreach? Add your name to our pool of volunteers and willing speakers/experts.
Based at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute (PGFI) is a university-wide institute dedicated to the advancement of the interdisciplinary field of genomics research. PGFI fosters collaborations and scientific exchange across biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, medicine, genetics, microbiology, engineering, physics, chemistry and psychology. Our mission...