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Exploring gene function across humans and model organisms

This series of seminars introduces opportunities for exploring gene function across humans and model organisms and provides tips and tutorials to help explore useful websites and databases. These events will be useful to investigators at all career stages and across different model organisms, as well as for human biologists. We hope this will add a new dimension to research, reveal unanticipated phenotypes, speed up discovery, allow new funding opportunities, and lead to the discovery of new fundamental aspects of biology. Read more about the series and GSA’s efforts to connect researchers in GSA President Hugo Bellen’s blog post: Advancing both basic science and medicine by studying human disease genes in model organisms


Tackling human gene function in model organisms

Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute 

June 28, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

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Matching interests across research teams: GeneMatcher and ModelMatcher

Nara Sobreira, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Michael F. WanglerBaylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Genetics Clinic, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

July 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

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MARRVEL: Mining genetic and genomic data across model organisms and human

Shinya Yamamoto, Baylor College of Medicine, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
Zhandong Liu, Baylor College of Medicine, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

August 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

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Mining model organism data in the Alliance of Genome Resources Portal

Monte Westerfield, University of Oregon
Paul SternbergCaltech

September 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

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Monarch Initiative: Cross-species phenotype comparison for disease diagnosis and discovery

Melissa A. Haendel, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

October 4, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

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Unraveling the links between hereditary and viral microcephaly

Priya Shah, University of California, Davis
Nichole Link, University of Utah

November 1, 2021 at 3 p.m. EDT

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