2012 Public Lecture Series

The UW Department of Genome Sciences played an important role in determining the sequence of the 3 billion letters of DNA specifying all of our hereditary information and is now one of the leading centers where the human genome is being interpreted and where new technologies for this analysis are being developed.

To share these advances with the public the Department of Genome Sciences hosts a 'Wednesday Evenings at
the Genome' public lecture series each summer. These exciting discussions assume no background knowledge in genetics or other biological subjects and provide opportunities to chat with our presenters.

Presentations begin at 7:00 pm and will be followed by refreshments at 8:00 pm just outside the auditorium.

Wednesday, July 11
Dr. Mary-Claire King
"Anna Karenina and the Genetics of Schizophrenia"

Wednesday, July 18
Dr. Holly Tabor
"Making Your Genome Work for You"
lecture video

Wednesday, July 25
Dr. David Hawkins
"Chromatin Cartography: How our epigenomes Inform us about our genome"
lecture video

Wednesday, August 1
Dr. Hannele Ruohola-Baker
"From Flies to Mice to Men: how caramel color can keep our muscles strong"
lecture video


Past lecture series:

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007