Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

Daily Iowan: Regents push for change in genetic medicine

What was once confined only to science-fiction movies is now the subject of boardroom meetings.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the home to the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, pl...

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Anna Malkova

Dr. Malkova’s research is aimed to unravel mechanisms of DNA repair. In particular, she is interested in repair of double-strand DNA breaks (DSBs), which are dangerous because their imprecise or fault...

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Azeez Butali

Dr. Butali directs the African Craniofacial Anomalies Network, collaboration between scientists in Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.

IIHG offering Clinical Exome test

The IIHG now provides clinical Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) as a diagnostic test. The IIHG strives to promote personalized genomic medicine and the clinical WES diagnostic test is offered to support c...

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Michael Schnieders

Dr. Schnieders' research is focused on understanding inherited diseases by using computational molecular biophysics theory and high performance computational algorithms to map genetic information onto...

Now accepting applications for IIHG Summer Internships

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is offering a Genetic Counseling Internship for undergraduate students interested in a career in genetic counseling.  The 8-week IIHG Summer Internship Prog...

Daily Iowan: Regents push for change in genetic medicine

What was once confined only to science-fiction movies is now the subject of boardroom meetings.  The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the home to the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, pl...

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Kelli Ryckman

Tricia Thornton-Wells of Vanderbilt University to speak at UI Public Health Building

Careers in Bioinformatics and Big Data

Register now to join us February 26 in learning more about data and bioinformatics careers created by the new field of personalized genomic medicine!

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Jacob Michaelson

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Drew Kitchen

Exome Analysis for Rare Diseases (EARD) Research Program Applications being accepted now

The IIHG is accepting applications for its Exome Analysis for Rare Diseases (EARD) research program.

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Nancy Downing

Happy Holidays from the IIHG!

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics would like to wish you a very Happy Holidays and New Year!

Dr. Cindy Anderson speaking at College of Nursing on December 10

Dr. Anderson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation at The Ohio State University College of Nursing.  Her seminar,  "Epigenomic Insights in Preeclampsia" will be at 12:00 pm...

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Patrick Breheny

UI to launch informatics initiative

The University of Iowa has launched a major multidisciplinary initiative that campus leaders expect will establish the university as a national center of excellence in the rapidly evolving field of in...

IIHG Featured in the VPMA Voice

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics was featured in the Vice President of Medical Affairs' publication, the VPMA Voice.  To view the article, click here.

New Genetic Test Available from IIHG for Clopidogrel (Plavix®)

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) offers pharmacogenomic testing for clopidogrel (Plavix®) response.

IIHG Pilot Grant Awardee Dr. Alexander Bassuk to present

2013 IIHG Pilot Grant awardee, Dr. Alexander Bassuk will be presenting his findings at this Friday's Pediatric Grand Rounds.  His presentation is entitled, "Next Generation Sequencing for Pediatrics."...

Meet the Genetics Cluster Faculty... Dr. Ferhaan Ahmad

Mini Medical School Presentation: The Future of Human Reproduction

Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University, Professor Hank Greely, JD, presented "The Future of Human Reproduction," at the Octob...

IIHG hosts reception for Dr. Jeff Murray at ASHG Annual Meeting in Boston, MA

Dr Jeff Murray, President of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), was the Guest of Honor at a reception at Salvatore’s Restaurant hosted by the IIHG during the 2013 Annual Meeting of the ASH...

Genetics-related question? Ask an expert.

Ask a member of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics your genetics-related question regarding research design, bioinformatics analysis, or educational requests.

Prof. Hank Greely to speak in October

On Thursday October 17th, 2013 the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) and the Iowa Innovation, Business and Law (IBL) Center will welcome Professor Hank Greely to campus to discuss ethical issues...

September's Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group meeting

Dr. William Thiel from Dr. Paloma Giangrande's lab will be presenting at the September meeting of the Next Gen Sequencing (NGS) Interest Group on Wednesday, September 18th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in S...

Collegial collaborations benefit STEM education

IIHG Advisory Board member, Prof. Leslie Flynn was featured in article on STEM education.

Mini Medical School Presentation: Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems

IIHG Director, Richard Smith, MD, presented "Personal Genetic Information: Its Power, Promise and Problems," at the November 2012 Carver College of Medicine Mini Medical School program. The talk is no...

The next Bioinformatics Users Group Meeting on September 25, 2013

The September meeting of the Bioinformatics Users Group will be on Wednesday, September 25th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB). Lunch will be provided.

IIHG to Host Careers in Human Genetics Information Day

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Human Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is ...

Software Carpentry Boot Camp Sept. 5-6

Software Carpentry is about gaining necessary tools for technical computing and the skills to wield them for greater productivity. Task automation, version control, Python and shell scripting, databas...

IIHG team member, Dr. Oleg Shchelochkov highlighted in UI Children's Hospital family letter

IIHG Team member, Dr. Oleg Shchelochkov was highlighted in a letter from the Lange family about their experiences with the UI Children's Hospital:

Dr. Kai Tan to speak at NGS Interest Group on Wednesday, August 21.

Dr. Kai Tan will be speaking at the August 21st Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Interest Group meeting from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB). 

The next Bioinformatics Users Group Meeting on August 15, 2013

The August meeting of the Bioinformatics Users Group will be on Thursday, August 15th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in 2189 CBRB Conference Room. Lunch will be provided.

IIHG welcomes Summer interns

 The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics would like to welcome four summer interns to the staff. The interns will be part of two educational initiatives of the institute, a bioinformatics program for stu...

The first Bioinformatics Users Group on Thursday, July 11

The first meeting of the Bioinformatics Users Group will be on Thursday, July 11th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in 5289 CBRB Conference Room. Lunch will be provided.

IIHG Associate Director Anne Kwitek comments on recent research finding

The IIHG will be launching the CYP2C19 pharmacogenetics test at UIHC in the summer of 2013 to offer diagnostic genetic testing for Clopidogrel efficacy.

Dr. Adam Dupuy to speak at NGS Interest Group on Tuesday, June 18

Dr. Adam Dupuy will be speaking at the June 18th Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Interest Group meeting from 11:00 to 12:00 noon at Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB).  Dr. Dupuy will be presenting s...

IIHG to Host Careers in Genetics Information Day

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) holds Careers in Genetics Information Days to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in genetics. This opportunity is a grea...

Bioinformatics short course

The IIHG will be sponsoring a summer short course in bioinformatics July 29-31, 2013. The course, "ChIP-seq Analysis Using Next Generation Sequencing," will focus on the most popular next-generation s...

Rick Guidotti: Positive Exposure

Whether you're interested in the visual arts or the fields of genetics, mental health and human rights, you'll be inspired by Rick and POSITIVE EXPOSURE.  

Clarity Challenge Winner Announced at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting

Geneticist Named Environmental and Public Health Ambassador

Genetics - From Frankenstein to the Future  

 

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

CLARITY Challenge

The University of Iowa team was named a finalist and awarded $5,000 in the competition that challenged international research teams to provide the best interpretation and communication of DNA sequenci...

Exome Analysis for Rare Diseases Application

Please complete the following form and mail a pedigree for the family of interest. The entire application needs to be completed for consideration.

Introduction to Galaxy Workshop April 19

Are you a biomedical researcher who needs to do complex analysis on large datasets?

Bioinformatics short course

The IIHG will be sponsoring a summer short course in bioinformatics August 1-3, 2012. The course, "Mutation Detection Using Massively Parallel Sequencing: From Data Generation to Variant Annotation," ...

What does it mean to be human?

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums—the Old Capitol Museum and the UI Museum of Natural History—in collaboration with the University Lecture Committee and the Iowa Initiative in Human Genetics w...

A new institute

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is a statewide resource to promote clinical care, research, and education that focuses on the medical and scientific advances around the human genome. Estab...

Meet the Director

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is a statewide resource to promote clinical care, research, and education that focuses on the medical and scientific advances around the human genome. Estab...