Janelia Farm Public Talk: Sean Eddy (JFRC Investigator)

  • May 22, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Talk Synopsis:
Sean Eddy, a Lab Head at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, will deliver a public lecture titled “The Language of DNA” at Janelia in Ashburn, VA.

Eddy will speak on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 7 PM. The lecture, part of an ongoing series called “Dialogues of Discovery at Janelia Farm,” is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. Directions for obtaining tickets are available on the Janelia Farm web site at www.janelia.org/events. Seating is limited to 250 people. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.  This is a free talk but YOU MUST GET TICKETS: https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=1198&cartID=40e82da1-d2d3-4cf4-8613-4bb95deae145

Over the last decade, DNA sequencing technology has improved suddenly and radically. The first human genome sequence took decades of work and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Today, a single automated machine can sequence several human genomes a week for a few thousand dollars each.

Soon, as costs continue to drop, human genome sequencing may become a routine standard of care in our doctors' offices. DNA sequencing is already changing how doctors diagnose cancer, genetic diseases, and infectious disease; and beyond its clinical applications, large-scale DNA sequencing is also rapidly transforming our fundamental understanding of how biology works, and how biology evolved. Eddy will discuss what DNA sequence information means to us, and how are scientists "reading" it?

For more information: http://www.hhmi.org/news/dialogues20130423.html

I will take people on a tour of Janelia Farm after the talk. Please email me at [masked]. I will take the first 6 people who respond. Afterwards, we can go to Janelia Farm's own Bob's Pub for drinks/dinner. Cheeers.

Join or login to comment.

  • Katrina

    Fascinating talk, even if the science was over my head. Larry was a fantastic tour guide, and dinner at the Janelia Pub was delicious. Great time meeting everyone too!

    2 · May 22, 2013

    • Larry

      Great meeting you too!

      May 23, 2013

  • Jeffrey C.

    much was over my head

    May 22, 2013

  • Larry

    Excellent talk. It was good seeing everyone there!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Katrina

    Any spots left for the tour? I'm interested if there are. Yes, I have my ticket :-)

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an extra ticket if anyone is looking for one.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Larry

      Are you still interested in the tour?

      May 22, 2013

  • Katrina

    Just joined the group, and I'm looking forward to meeting other members. This sounds like an interesting talk!

    May 17, 2013

    • Larry

      Looking forward to meeting ya!

      May 22, 2013

  • JJ

    Sadly I can't make it after all. :-( I've been home sick the past couple of days - I think I caught something at WiS!

    May 22, 2013

    • Kelly B.

      Aw, get better soon. I will try to see you next week on the 30th.

      May 22, 2013

  • Rich

    Looks like I can't make it. Too bad.

    May 22, 2013

  • Alexander B.

    I will bring my boys

    April 30, 2013

    • Larry

      Make sure you all have tickets. :)

      May 1, 2013

  • Barbara S

    I have a ticket

    1 · April 29, 2013

20 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy