2010 Webinar Series

Updated:Aug 20,2012

Veer_StockPhoto_Web Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are powerful tools for discovering the genetic contributions to common diseases. Early findings from such studies have identified new genetic variants associated with a higher risk of common diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Genetic studies funded today will identify many novel genetic variants associated with an increased risk for these health conditions.

These new educational Webinars provide critical insight into why genetics, genomics and translational biology are important in both clinical and basic science. Whole genome information, when combined with clinical and other phenotype data, offers the potential for increased understanding of basic biological processes affecting human health, improvement in the prediction of disease and patient care, and ultimately the realization of the promise of personalized medicine.


Presented Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

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Presented by:                                  
Jennifer E. Van Eyk, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md.
Rob E. Gerszten, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, Mass.

Presented Monday, April 5, 2010
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Presented by:
Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Mass.

Presented Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Are Genome-wide Association Studies Useful?
Presented by:
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.
McKusick - Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
Baltimore, Md.

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, 11 a.m. Eastern Time
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Frontiers of the Proteome: Application to Biology
Presented by: Ruedi Aebersold, Ph.D.
Institute of Molecular Systems Biology
Zurich , Switzerland

The American Heart Association gratefully acknowledges the educational grants from the following:

Applied Biosystems
Beckman Coulter

All Webinars in this series are free of charge.