Weekly Colloquium on Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Brought to you by the Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases (ABCD) at the University of Arizona:

TOPIC“Life After GWAS, or: Are you ready to have your genome sequenced?”
SPEAKERDeborah A Meyers, PhD
Professor and Co-Chief, Division of Genetics, Genomics and Precision Medicine, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Co-Director, Division of Pharmacogenomics, Center for Applied Genetics and Genomics Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 9-11 a.m.

Weekly Colloquium, Spring 2019 – Problems in the Biology of Complex Diseases
(CMM, MCB, GENE, IMB, PCOL 595H)
Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Keating/BIO5 Room 103, Jan. 11-April 26 (except for March 1, 9-11 a.m., Keating/BIO5 Room 247)

SPEAKERS SCHEDULE: Click here [PDF] for a printable schedule for the entire series.

Organizer's Note:
After Dr. Xingnan Li's extensive introduction to complex disease genetics and the power of GWAS on Jan. 18, we will be taken deeper this week into this rapidly evolving field by Dr. Debbie Meyers, who will not only highlight strengths and weaknesses of the much-leveraged GWAS (genome-wide association study) approach but will also discuss how the field is moving beyond it thanks to the increased availability of whole genome sequencing, the ultimate frontier in precision/personalized medicine...

It is hard to imagine who could discuss these central issues more effectively and competently than Dr. Meyers, for the very simple reason that few geneticists have the depth of knowledge, understanding and experience that she has... We are fortunate to have her at the UA and it will be a joy to listen to her this coming Friday.

See you then! — Donata Vercelli, PhD

Learn more about this lecture series.

For further information, contact ABCD Director Donata Vercelli, MD, colloquium organizer: donata@email.arizona.edu 

University of Arizona BIO5 Institute, Room 103
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
1657 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721