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1997-98 Genome Lecture Series Begins

The National Human Genome Research Institute's 1997-1998 Human Genome Lecture Series will begin Thursday, Nov. 20. The eight speakers will focus on large-scale DNA sequencing and genomic approaches to the study of protein identification, human variation and complex traits. All lectures take place on Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10, except for the Thursday, Dec. 11 lecture, which will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. For more information, call the NHGRI Office of Communications, 402-0911. To schedule an appointment with the speaker, contact Dr. Ken Nakamura, 402-0838, The schedule follows:

Nov. 20 -- Dr. Rodney Rothstein, Columbia University, "Exploiting the Yeast Genome to Study Human Diseases"

Dec. 11 -- 10-11:30 a.m., Lister Hill Auditorium, Dr. John Yates III, University of Washington, "Mining Genomes and Proteomes with Mass Spectrometry"

Jan. 15 -- Dr. Charles Langley, University of California, Davis, "Genomic Distribution of DNA Sequence Polymorphism - Theory, Observations and Implications for Linkage Disequilibrium Based Mapping"

Feb. 19 -- Dr. Eric Juengst, Case Western Reserve University, "Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Study of Human Genetic Variation"

Mar. 19 -- Dr. Neil Risch, Stanford University, "Design and Analysis of Linkage Disequilibrium Studies for Complex Human Diseases"

Apr. 16 -- Dr. Sidney Brenner, Molecular Sciences Institute, Inc., "Vertebrate Genome Evolution"

May 21 -- Dr. Richard Gibbs, Baylor University, "Human Genome Sequencing at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center"

June 18 -- Dr. Bartha Knoppers, University of Montreal, "The Human Being: Another Form of Living Matter"

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