BioFrontier Seminar: “The Genetics of Individuals: Why would a mutation kill me, but not you?”
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 CEUCE and BioFrontiers welcomed Dr. Ben Lenher from the Centre for Genomic Regulations in Barcelona, Spain to speak in the BioFrontier Seminar Series at 4:00 in the Butcher Auditorium, JSCBB A115, on East Campus. His talk, titled “The Genetics of Individuals: Why would a mutation kill me, but not you?,” explored to what extent is it possible to predict the phenotypic differences among individuals from their completely sequenced genomes. His research uses model organisms (yeast, worms, and also tumors) to understand when you can, and why you cannot; predict the characteristics of individuals from their genome sequences.
This Seminar was free and open to the public. After the seminar cookies and coffee were served by the BioFrontiers Student Group to provide time for people to interact and talk research.
For information on Dr. Lehner's research, go to: www.crg.es/ben_lehner