SITN Lecture - Whole Genome Sequencing & Personalized Medicine

  • November 28, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Join us for the next in the series of Science in the News Fall Lectures, as they discuss their latest scientific findings about genome sequencing and its impact on personalized medicine.

For those of you not familiar with SITN's lecture format, lectures are free, accessible, and open to the public. All lectures are given entirely by graduate students at Harvard and focus on hot topics in science research and news.

All lectures are on Wednesdays starting at 7 PM at the Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School. They are 2 hours in length, with a 10 minute break in between.

They will have light refreshments before the lecture (coffee, tea, cookies, etc.)

The 2012 Fall Schedule is as Follows:

  • September 19:  Broken Genes: The Role of DNA Repair in Preventing Cancer
  • September 26:  Big Love: Monogamy and Promiscuity in the Animal Kingdom
  • October 3: How Evolution Generates "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"
  • October 10: Biotechnology and the Emergence of New Therapeutics
  • October 17: Living Foods: The Microbiology of Food and Drink
  • October 24: The Universe is a (Pretty Big) Box: From Cells to Galaxies using Supercomputers
  • November 7: Clean Energy of the Future: Solar cells, Biofuels and Fuel Cell Catalysts
  • November 14: Thinking about Thinking: the Science of Decision Making from an Economics and Neurobiology Perspective
  • November 28:  What's in Your Genes: Whole Genome Sequencing and its Impact on Personalized Medicine

Best way to get there is by T.  The closest Green Line stops are the E train at Longwood Medical Area, and the D train at Longwood.  The Harvard Medical School Quadrangle is on Longwood Avenue, across from the half traffic circle at Avenue Louis Pasteur.  The Armenise Amphitheater is the first building on the left (facing into the quadrangle).

There is parking at the Masco Garage at 375 Longwood.  Evening rate is $7

HMS Quadrangle Map

Longwood Medical Area Map

Interactive Google Map

Masco Parking Garage Info

We'll gather on the benches outside the main entrance of the Courtyard Cafe (or in the lobby if it's wet out). We should meet at 6:30 so we can go in and have refreshments before the lecture.  Afterwards, we can go to Bertucci's down the street for more food and drinks.

There's a maximum of 30 RSVPs.  This is just a limit on the number of people we're going to keep track of and accommodate for the after event.  The lecture is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Hope to see you there :)

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  • Maynard S. C.

    Adriana, Clare, and Leah were lucid lecturers

    November 28, 2012

    • Maynard S. C.

      Among my 'concerns' were how all this feeds into healthcare delivery and how it is part of America's research arm, will costs down and how, as well as how much, and what prospects does this contribute to the research arsenal in various areas of the life sciences.

      December 4, 2012

    • Maynard S. C.

      Current research at Harvard: http://en.wikipedia.o...­

      "... nanopore a patented technology held by Harvard University and Oxford Nanopore Technologies and licensed to biotechnology companies."

      December 4, 2012

  • Brian M.

    Very good for the novice. and some info for the advanced.

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Lecture was great and easy to follow.

    November 29, 2012

  • Karen

    Will be late because something happend that I needed to take care of. Hope I can still get in.

    November 28, 2012

  • Maynard S. C.

    During the first decade of this century, we worked on this issue (AS APPLIED to medical education) in my previous job at HMS.

    Isn't this session videocast live through the Internet?

    November 26, 2012

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