The ABCs of DNA: A Genomic Revolution
New York Genome Center
6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Scientists from the New York Genome Center will explain the basics of DNA and the human genome
The ABCs of DNA: A Genomic Revolution
Scientists from the New York Genome Center will explain the basics of DNA and the human genome, and describe how the newest discoveries are advancing precision medicine and other areas of research. This free public presentation and audience Q&A is part of the New York Genome Center’s “Evening Talks” lecture series.
A cocktail reception will follow.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 PM
New York Genome Center Auditorium
101 Avenue of the Americas
Max Gomez, PhD
Medical Correspondent, CBS, New York
Dr. Max Gomez is a nine-time Emmy Award-winning medical correspondent with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. A highly regarded journalist, moderator and public speaker, Dr. Gomez has earned an outstanding reputation for translating complex medical topics into compelling stories. He has a special interest in how genomics is influencing the research and diagnosis of serious diseases.
Michael Zody, PhD
Senior Director, Computational Biology, New York Genome Center
Dr. Michael Zody is a renowned computational biologist and genomic researcher. He was involved in the groundbreaking Human Genome Project, which led to the first mapping of all the genes in the human body. At the New York Genome Center, Dr. Zody uses state-of-the-art sequencing technology, analysis, and experimental design to advance the boundaries of cancer research and precision medicine.
Brian Houck-Loomis, PhD
Manager, Technology Innovation, New York Genome Center
Dr. Brian Houck-Loomis helps direct the research of the New York Genome Center’s multidisciplinary Technology Innovation group. The lab is a creative hub that leverages the synergy between molecular biology, biological chemistry, and engineering to develop new technologies, protocols, and tools with the potential to advance medicine. An engaging speaker and educator, he is committed to sharing his passion for research in order to advance public understanding and appreciation for scientific discovery.
To read more about Dr. Houck-Loomis’ research, please visit – Google Scholar – Brian Houck-Loomis, PhD
To read more about Dr. Gomez’s research, please visit – Google Scholar – Max Gomez, Phd
To read more about Dr. Zody’s research, please visit – Google Scholar – Michael Zody, PhD
+FIVE POINTSFive Points lecture series bring leading scientists from around the world for an in-depth discussion of their work with students, researchers and clinicians from the New York Genome Center, its member institutions, and others in the medical/scientific community. While Five Points lectures are free and open to the general public, these lectures are most beneficial to scientists, clinicians and researchers who wish to accelerate their research through the use of DNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics. Five Points lectures often frame five or so key points, in a nod to the series’ name — followed by 15 minutes of Q&A, and 30 minutes of networking over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These afternoon events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 4 pm.
+EVENING TALKSThe New York Genome Center’s Evening Talks events feature distinguished experts from around the world sharing genomic insights and research. They are intended to showcase and explain high science to the non-scientific community. Speakers present the latest research findings and explain its implication for helping improve clinical care for a wide array of serious diseases. The lecture is followed by a lively question-and-answer session and a post-event reception of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. These popular free public events are held in the Center’s state-of-the-art ground-floor auditorium starting at 6:30 pm. The Evening Talks Series is sponsored by The New York Community Trust – Pyewacket Fund.
+New York Cancer Genomics Research NetworkTo advance collaborative efforts on cancer genomics, the New York Genome Center (NYGC) hosts meetings on the first Tuesday of every month to bring together leading cancer researchers, clinicians and postdocs from the NYGC’s Institutional Founding Members and other key academic institutions. The organizers include Drs. Harold Varmus (Weill Cornell Medicine & NYGC), Marcin Imielinski (Weill Cornell Medicine & NYGC), Ross Levine (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and Sohail Tavazoie (The Rockefeller University).