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Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

These workshops will highlight timely and socially important genomics-related topics that touch important sectors of our lives (e.g., health and medicine, agriculture and food supplies, biodiversity, consumer directed genomic products).  These sessions will help educators understand basics of the very quickly moving genome sciences and will provide resources for teachers interested in bringing these topics to their classrooms. 

Genomics for Teachers Talks

April 28, 2016, Mitochondria: Functions, Genomics and Disease
Marni Falk, MD, Division of Human Genetics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

April 26, 2016, Genetics of Grocery Shopping
Danielle Reed, PhD, Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center

March 29, 2016, Modern Imaging and Animal Development
John Murray, PhD, Department of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania

March 29, 2016, How Modern Genomics is Changing Our View of Cancer ...
Brian Keith, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology, University of Pennsylvania

March 7, 2016, Genomic Studies of Human Health Related Issues
Brian D. Gregory, PhD, Dept. of Biology, University of Pennsylvania

March 1, 2016, Frontiers in Genomics and Engineering: Designing Novel Electrochemical Therapy for Infection Control
Tagbo H. R. Niepa, PhD, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

October 13, 2015, Corn and Cows: the Genetics and Genomics of Agriculture
Scott Poethig, John H. and Margaret B. Fassitt Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania

May 28, 2015, Malaria in the Classroom: from Life Cycle to Hands-on Bioinformatics
Omar Harb, PhD, Education and Scientific Outreach Manager, Eukaryotic Pathogen Databases, University of Pennsylvania
4:30 - 5:30pm, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 313
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April 27, 2015, Special workshop in partnership with the Philadelphia Science Festival
Using Genomic Data to Save Lives
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Carolyn Lynch Laboratory
Workshop description

March 25, 2015, Drug target identification and translational research using RNA sequencing in single cells
Jennifer Singh, PhD, Dept. of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics, Penn
4:30 - 5:30pm, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 035
[ flyer ].

February 24, 2015, Genomics of Personalized Medicine
Joseph Jarvis, PhD, Director of Genomic Risk Reporting at Coriell Institute for Medical Research
4:30 - 5:30pm, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 313
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January 28, 2015, Genomic Testing: Promises and Challenges
4:30 - 5:30, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 035
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December 15, 2014, Epigenetics and your Genome: Development, Disease and Behavior
4:30 - 5:30, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 035
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October 28, 2014, Evolution and Genomes
4:30-5:30, Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, Room 110
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September 23, 2014, The Human Microbiome
Elizabeth Grice, Assistant, Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine
4:30-5:30 PM, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 035
[ flyer ].

May 13, 2014, Genomes and Gene Expression for Teachers
4:30-6 PM, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Room 313
[ flyer ].


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