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Science Matters Seminar Series

Our Science Matters seminar series returns, bringing a new focus, new guest speakers, and new insights. Join us!

Our next event is …

September 21, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm (PDT) with  Jimmy Bennett, MD, PhD of Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Check back with us in September for seminar details and a registration link.

Need more information or have questions?

You can reach us by phone at 206-726-1200 or email at frontdesk@pnri.org.

What is PNRI’s Science Matter seminar series?

Our new Science Matters seminars highlight exciting research in genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology with important societal impact. Topics include research on the genetics of ethnically diverse populations, diseases afflicting vulnerable or underserved groups, and efforts to expand the diversity (broadly defined) of research subjects or the scientific workforce.

Who should join?

The seminars are open to the scientific community and anyone interested in learning more about genetics.

How do I join? 

These are virtual events (via Zoom) and require advance registration. Each seminar has a unique registration link.

What’s the cost?

Registration is free!


2022 Science Matters Seminars

These are virtual events unless otherwise noted. Details and registration links will be added closer to the seminar date.

September 21, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm (PDT): Jimmy Bennett – Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA

October 12, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm (PDT): James Lupski – Baylor College of Medicine, USA

November 16, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm (PST): Brian Beliveau – University of Washington, USA

December 7, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm (PST): Jessica Chong – University of Washington, USA


Previous Events

June 1, 2022 – Genomic Medicine for Rare and Common Diseases with Gail Jarvik, MD, PhD, Head and Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, The Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Chair in Medicine, Joint Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

May 10, 2022 – Genomic Structural Variations and Beyond with Fritz Sedlazeck, PhD, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

April 13, 2022 – Combining Genetics and Genomics to Decipher Complex Disease with Gregory W. Carter, PhD, Professor, Bernard & Lusia Milch Chair, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

March 9, 2022 – Rare Disease Genomics in Latin American Populations with Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, PhD, Principal InvestigatorInternational Laboratory for Human Genome Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México

March 1, 2022 – Genomic Context and Environmental Stimulation of Copy Number Variation in Budding Yeast with Juan Lucas Argueso, PhD, Associate Professor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

February 9, 2022 – The Genetic History of the Peopling of the Americas with Fabrício R. Santos, PhDProfessor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

November 17, 2021 – New Frontiers in African Genomics with Neil Hanchard, MD, DPhil, FACMG, Investigator at the Center for Precision Health Research and Head of Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section at the National Human Genome Research Institute

2020 – Science Matters: Curiosity Drives Discovery with David Galas, PhD

A recording of the event can be watched on our YouTube channel.

2019 – Science Matters: Looking in Unexpected Places with Aimée Dudley, PhD and Michael Metzger, PhD 

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