2015 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. Admission is free.

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

July 8
Dr. Ray Monnat
"Cancer: What is it? Where does it come from? What can we do?"
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The following are excellent, credible and continuously updated sources of information on cancer, cancer statistics and cancer therapy:

1. US National Cancer Institute Resource page: http://www.cancer.gov/publications/pdq
The 'Cancer Information Summaries' link from this page provides tumor type-specific treatment information, for adults and children, with versions in English and Spanish for patients or physicians.

2. American Cancer Society website: http://www.cancer.org/
Cancer facts and statistics together with downloads can be found at: http://www.cancer.org/research/cancerfactsstatistics/index
Tumor type-specific information can be found at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/showallcancertypes/index

3. Global cancer statistics:
These can be found at the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation website, under the Global Burden of Disease tab: http://www.healthdata.org/gbd/data-visualizations

The Global Cancer Atlas Online can now be found at the ACS: http://canceratlas.cancer.org/data/#?view=map

July 15
Dr. Cole Trapnell
“Reprogramming our cells: finding and exploiting biological wormholes”

July 22
Dr. Aimee Dudley
“Wine, coffee, and chocolate: The influence of human activity on microbes we need”
lecture video

July 29
Dr. Tony Blau
“A Cancer Patient’s War on Cancer”
lecture video


Past lecture series:

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007