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Human and Mammalian Genetics and Genomics: The McKusick Short Course

Offered annually for over 60 years, the ‘Short Course’ is a two-week program consisting of an immersive set of lectures, workshops, tutorials and demonstrations to understand the breadth of modern human genetics. This year, The Jackson Laboratory is pleased to offer the complete course virtually so you can participate comfortably and safely from your own home.

This year’s course will include on-demand lectures covering bioinformatics, population genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis, phenotyping and more. It will feature daily webcasts with faculty for live Q&A’s, panel discussions, virtual demonstrations and a virtual poster session for a fully immersive and engaging experience.

2020 Featured Speakers:

  • Senior Lecturer: David FitzPatrick, M.D., University of Edinburgh
  • Chai Lecturer: David Scadden, M.D., Harvard Medical School
  • McKusick Lecturer: Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
  • Roderick Lecturer: Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D., Whitehead Institute

Topics Include:

  • Basic science
  • Clinical & translational aspects of human genetics & genomics
  • Gene & variant discovery in mendelian and complex diseases
  • Genome biology
  • Molecular basis of genetic disease
  • Use of animal models of human disease
  • Genetic disease treatment and therapy
This is the first year that we will offer the “Bar Harbor Short Course” as a completely virtual event, which is a great opportunity for trainees, junior and senior faculty members who want an extensive exposure to human and mouse genetics.
In addition, we are offering a reduced $30 registration fee for Johns Hopkins attendees. Attendees must select the “Johns Hopkins Registration Type” and register using their Johns Hopkins email address.


Kelsey Bennett