GEP Events

Southeast Regional Node Meeting

This event will allow GEP students to disseminate their research results and faculty to network with other members to develop community at the regional level. Contact Laura Reed for more details. 
  • WHO: Southeast GEP members and their students are encouraged to attend; prospective members are invited!
  • WHAT: Whitley Kelley, Genetic Counselor at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, will speak about careers in genomics. A virtual poster session for all node members’ students doing GEP annotation during Spring 2021 will follow the guest speaker.
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
  • WHEN: Friday, April 23, 2021; 10a-12p (CDT)
  • HOW: Synchronous; recording of the guest speaker will be available for those unable to attend in real time

Register to attend
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GEP Alumni Pre-Workshop 2021

The GEP Alumni Pre-Workshop is a week of one-hour events occurring prior to the weekend of the Alumni Workshop. 

  • WHO: ALL GEP members are encouraged to attend and/or view the recordings
  • WHAT: 
    Monday – State of the Union and Committee Reports
    Tuesday – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Day
    Wednesday – Node Event Reporting and Training Reports
    Thursday – Assessment Report and Lightning Talks
    Friday – Scientific Overview Talks
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
  • WHEN: June 7 – June 11, 2021; time TBD
  • HOW: Synchronous; recordings will be available for those unable to attend in real time


Look for the registration form in upcoming newsletters.

GEP Alumni Workshop 2021

The GEP Alumni Workshop held each summer is an important time for the partnership to gather and reflect on the prior academic year and plan for the future. Alumni Workshops include discussions of implementation, professional development to update and enhance members’ knowledge of bioinformatics and genomics, review of GEP’s scientific projects, numerous working group options, and opportunities to network with one another.
  • WHO: ALL GEP members are encouraged to attend, especially our newest members!
  • WHAT: Draft of events (subject to change)
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
  • WHEN: June 12 – June 13, 2021; 10a-4:30p (CDT)
  • HOW: Synchronous

Look for the registration form in upcoming newsletters.

Summer 2021 New Member Training

New Member Training will help faculty integrate GEP curriculum materials into existing courses and engage their students in scientific research through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) centered in genomics. 

  • WHO: Especially welcome faculty from Community Colleges, MSIs, & PUIs teaching courses in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, evolution, or introductory biology
  • WHAT: Those who complete the training become members of our partnership and thus are expected to implement GEP materials in one of their classes
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
  • WHEN: 2-3:30p (CDT)

Session 1: June 14 – June 25
Session 2: July 12 – July 23
Session 3: July 26 – August 6

Each session will meet for ~1.5 hours each weekday during the two-week period. New members only need to complete one session.

  • HOW: Synchronous


Please note that we strongly encourage trainees to complete the Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules prior to attending the training. These modules will allow trainees to start to learn the tools GEP uses for gene annotation. An overview and timeline for implementing these modules is available on CourseSource.

Apply to attend training

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GEP Summer Education Research Workshop

The Assessment Committee is considering new education research questions and is planning a 5-day virtual summer workshop for GEP faculty interested in 1) professional development in education research and 2) collaborating on designing and conducting education research projects during the 2021/2022 academic year.


Add yourself to the Trello card if you are interested in participating (free-as everything in GEP!).