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MSL Seminar Series: April – Invited Speaker, Dr. Maitreya Dunham

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Invited Speaker: Dr. Maitreya Dunham, Department of Genome Sciences – University of Washington

Host: Dr. Phil Hieter

Zoom registration link:
https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Msfu2rqDgtG9MJXx1hgXP1wlOrJ0agWhpT

Talk Title: High throughput human genetics in yeast

Abstract:
With the advent of fast and cheap genome sequencing, functional analysis is now a bottleneck for understanding human genetics and implementing personalized medicine.  We are leveraging the awesome power of yeast genetics to create high throughput methods for testing the function of hundreds or thousands of human genetic variants simultaneously.  I’ll discuss two such assays we’ve developed, one for activity of cytochrome P450s, which are important for drug metabolism, and a second for mutation rate, which is important for cancer risk.

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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