UI Genetics Cluster Hire Initiative

  • Genetics Cluster Hire Initiative
  • About the Initiative

    Genetics, both as a basic science and in clinical practice, plays a critical and highly visible role in advancing personalized medicine and public health. Genetics will be the basis of future research unraveling the connections between our DNA sequences and our risks for clinical disease and will provide a national basis for prevention, intervention and cure. Genetics transcends departments, colleges and disciplines and generates both needs and services in the basic sciences, health care, bioethics, law, bioinformatics and communications.

  • Topics in Human Genetics Summer Course

    The objective of the course is to provide persons familiar with genetics a broad overview of gene identification, molecular genetics, complex disease, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, personalized genomic medicine and the role of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics in medical care in the 21st century. Each session will include a 45 minute lecture and 15 minutes for discussion and questions. 

    Topics in Human Genetics is open to students wishing to learn more about current topics in Human Genetics who meet the following criteria; individuals must have completed an undergraduate genetics course, are currently in a genetics lab, or have past genetics research experience. Genetics educators are also welcome to attend the course.

    Meeting Dates/Times

    The course will meet every Wednesday starting on June 22 and ending on July 27, 2016, from 12:00-1:00pm in conference room locations between CBRB and PBDB:


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    2016 Topics in Human Genetics course description

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Session 1 - “Gene Identification & Molecular Genetics”
    • Session 2 - “Complex Disease & Functional Confirmation of Disease Genes”
    • Session 3 - “Next Generation Sequencing Platforms and Applications”
    • Session 4 - “Gene Discovery Case Study”
    • Session 5 - “Bioinformatics”
    • Session 6 - “Ethics and Personalized Genomic Medicine”

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I receive credit for this course?

    No, students will not receive University of Iowa credit for this course.

    How much does the course cost?

    There is no cost to attend this course.

    Will there be homework, exams or grades?

    There will not be homework, exams, or grades. Student attendance and participation will be noted and reported to your summer program.

    Can I take the course even if my current research is not related to genetics?

    Yes, if you have past genetics research and have completed a genetics course. 

    Will the course go into detail on one topic or cover a broad range of topics?

    The course covers a broad range of topics within the field of human genetics. 

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the IIHG in advance at (319) 335-3578 or lisa-koizumi@uiowa.edu.


  • Participating Colleges

    The Genetics Cluster Hire Initiative is supported by the following seven University of Iowa Colleges:

    Engineering | Law | Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Carver College of Medicine | Nursing | Public Health | Dentistry

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