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Webinar on Using Networks to Link Genotype to Phenotype, Mar. 5

Dr. John Quackenbush

Dr. John Quackenbush

The next Mind the Gap webinar from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention will explore using networks to link genotype and phenotype, drawing on examples from cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the analysis of data from 38 tissues provided by the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project.

The webinar will be held Monday, Mar. 5 from 11 a.m. to noon. The speaker is Dr. John Quackenbush, a professor of biostatistics and computational biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a professor of computational biology and bioinformatics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Quackenbush’s research uses massive data from DNA sequencing and other assays to model functional networks in human cells. By comparing networks between groups of individuals, he has found new drug targets, explored chemotherapy resistance and investigated differences between the sexes. He has made pioneering discoveries about how the genetic variants work together to determine our traits.

Quackenbush will accept questions during the webinar via WebEx and Twitter. Use the hashtag #NIHMtG.

Registration is required. Register at

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