GEP Events

December 2021 New Member Training - THIS TRAINING IS CURRENTLY FULL

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: December 6 – 17, 2021  |  2 – 3:30p (CT)

Trainees will meet for ~1.5 hours each weekday during the two-week period.

  • 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 Training Flyer

If you’d like to be informed of future training opportunities, please let us know via the Contact form.

January 2022 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: January 3 – 14, 2022 | 2 – 3:30p (CT)

Trainees will meet for ~1.5 hours each weekday during the two-week period.

  • 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

Training Flyer

If you’d like to be informed of future training opportunities, please let us know via the Contact form.

GEP Research Seminar Series

Dr. Thomas Gingeras, a geneticist and professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and leader of the National Institutes of Health’s ENCODE project, will be presenting a research talk to GEP Members titled “Lessons learned using precision genomics.”

  • SUMMARY: Evaluating the impact of genetic variants on transcriptional regulation is a central goal in biological science that has been constrained by reliance on a single reference genome. To address this, we constructed phased, diploid genomes for four cadaveric donors (using long-read sequencing) and systematically charted noncoding regulatory elements and transcriptional activity across more than 25 tissues from these donors. Integrative analysis revealed over a million variants with allele-specific activity, coordinated, locus-scale allelic imbalances, and structural variants impacting proximal chromatin structure. We relate the personal genome analysis to the ENCODE encyclopedia, annotating allele- and tissue-specific elements that are strongly enriched for variants impacting expression and disease phenotypes. These experimental and statistical approaches provide a framework for personalized functional genomics.
  • WHO: All GEP Members are welcome!
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
  • WHEN: Wednesday, January 19, 2022  |  1 – 2p (CT)
  • HOW: Join the Trello card if you plan to attend.