Primer on Medical and Population Genetics

The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of weekly lectures on genetics topics related to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Medical and Population Genetics community at the Broad Institute give in-depth introductions to research in human genetics through overviews of core concepts and practical tutorials on tools for biostatistics, computational genomics, and variant annotation. Several talks each year focus on bioethical considerations in genomics research. Sessions are generally interactive and attendees are encouraged to raise questions.

Videos of Primer sessions are made freely available for viewing here and are geared towards a wide scientific audience. Videos are also available for streaming at the Broad's publicly available YouTube channel.

If you'd like more information about the primer or have suggestions for future topics, please contact seminar series organizers Sarah Morton and Diane Genereux.

 

 

2022 - 2023 Primers

12/08/22    
12/01/22 Hands-on with Jupyter Notebooks in Terra Elizabeth Kiernan, Anton Kovalsky, Tiffany Miller
Broad Institute
11/17/22 Hands-on with Jupyter Notebooks in Terra Elizabeth Kiernan, Anton Kovalsky, Tiffany Miller
Broad Institute
11/03/22 Terra Overview and Platform Tour Elizabeth Kiernan, Anton Kovalsky, Tiffany Miller
Broad Institute
10/20/22 Transcriptome variation revealed from (long-read) sequencing Dafni Glinos and Paul Hoffman
NY Genome Center 
10/13/22 Haplotype assembly using short and long reads
[ video ]
Ramin Shirali Hossein Zade
The Delft Bioinformatics Lab
TU Delft, Netherlands
10/06/22 Creating morphological profiles from image
[ video ]
Beth Cimini
Niranj Chandrasekaran
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
9/22/22  Linking SNPs with genes in GWAS
[ video ]
Luke O'Connor
Schmidt Fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
9/15/22  Learning from pre-pandemic data to forecast viral antibody escape
[ video ]

Nikki Thadani
Postdoc, Debora S. Marks Lab, Department of Systems Biology Harvard Medical School

Sarah Gurev
PhD student at MIT in EECS