New York University’s Center for Comparative Functional Genomics will host a day-long symposium, “Genomes in Action,” on Mon., April 25, 9:15 a.m.-6 p.m., at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, First Floor). The final hour of the symposium will be dedicated to the official opening of the Center for Comparative Functional Genomics, with remarks by NYU President John Sexton.
Faculty at the Center for Comparative Functional Genomics are combining genomic and bioinformatics approaches with developmental genetics and evolution to understand how changes in genomes give rise to the diversity of regulatory networks in animals and plants.
Presentations of genomic studies include those from Biology faculty at NYU’s Center for Comparative Functional Genomics who are using rapid and large scale approaches to study the function of thousands of genes at a time. The two keynote speakers are Cornell’s Andrew Clark, whose studies on primate genomes relate to human health, and Yale’s Michael Snyder, who will present his work and vision for proteomics—how all proteins in the cell interact. Other presentations related to genomics will be made by NYU faculty from its Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the departments of Anthropology and Chemistry, and its School of Medicine.
What: “Genomes in Action,” opening of NYU’s Center for Comparative Functional Genomics
When: Mon., April 25, 9:15-6 p.m.; official opening of Center for Comparative Functional Genomics, 5-6 p.m.
Where: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East)
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