Next Taubman Tech Talk to focus on epigenomics

May 7, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine employees are invited to a lecture and Q&A with Stephen C.J. Parker, Ph.D., assistant professor at U-M’s Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and the Department of Human Genetics.

The Parker laboratory uses an integrative research approach in the general fields of computational biology and functional genomics. The major goal of the lab is to generate mechanistic knowledge about how disease susceptibility is encoded in the non-coding portion of the genome, with a focus on type 2 diabetes.

Parker and colleagues use an interdisciplinary combination of molecular/cellular and computational approaches. Specifically, they generate multiple high-throughput data sets on the genome, epigenome, transcriptome and proteome across species and in disease-relevant tissues/cells and use computational approaches to integrate and analyze this data.

Their belief is that these high-throughput biological profiling and analysis approaches will be closely tied to disease diagnosis, prognosis and treatment — and will therefore have a tremendous influence on medicine.

Parker’s talk will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 in the CVC’s Danto Auditorium. Reception and refreshments will follow.

All are welcome to this free event, but please register to help with catering estimates.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.