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Genetics, Genomics, and Precision Medicine - Past, Present and Future

Class Details

This webinar will present an overview of the topics of genetics and genomics. We will explore why genetics is relevant to everyday life, where it shows up, why you should care and why having a basic knowledge is important. There will be discussion of key terminology and technology supporting modern precision medicine. We will talk about computing and its role in genomics. No experience with bioinformatics computing is needed to take this class. The goal is for participants to leave comfortable talking about modern genomics and precision medicine, some key parts of its history and the future of the field.

Guest Speaker
Jean-Paul Courneya is a Genomic data scientist at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland Baltimore. He holds a masters in Biological Sciences from Towson University. Jean-Paul has extensive experience in molecular, cell biology and bioinformatics from years working with Physician Scientists in translational immunology and rheumatology labs. His contributions to science have been in the areas of Orthopaedics, Immunology, Functional Genomics and Rheumatology. In the library he provides instruction in Open Science skills like programming, research data management and cloud computing and support to the Bioinformatics and Data services provided in the library to faculty staff and students of UMB.  His interests include training for life science research, gene expression analysis, and using open sequence data for making new discoveries. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National
Apr 28, 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM ET

Class Overview

Beyond the SEA is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA). Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many other topics related to health sciences and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
Pre-Register: Pre-registration is required.

Technical Briefs 

Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

Continuing Education

Link to Recordings

If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM YouTube channel usually within one week.