Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

Happy Holidays from the IIHG!

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

Dr. James Potash to Present at Molecular Psychiatry Interest Group

Dr. James Potash, MD, MPH, the Paul W. Penningroth Professor and Chair of Psychiatry will be presenting “Finding Bipolar Disorder Genes: an Uncommonly Hard Problem” to the Molecular Psychiatry Interes...

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group today: "Metagenomics Introduction & Method Review"

The Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group meets today, November 19 at 2:00 PM in Seebohm Conference Room (283 EMRB).  Grant Hill, Sample Prep Specialist from Illumina will be presenting  “Metageno...

Featuring the IIHG Bioinformatics Division

The IIHG Bioinformatics Division provides the expertise and equipment to carry out the analysis of complex data sets. In collaboration with investigators both on-campus and off, we study a diverse set...

IIHG Spotlight on the Genomics Division

The IIHG Genomics Division (formerly the DNA Core) provides a broad spectrum of resources designed to make the techniques of genomics, functional genomics, and recombinant DNA technology readily avail...

New Intern in the IIHG Bioinformatics Division

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics would like to welcome intern Julie Wertz. Julie will be working on several projects with the Bioinformatics Division including automating the pharmacogenomics anal...

Dr. Evan Eichler presenting the Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture on November 20, 2014

Evan Eichler, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, will give a presentation on "Autism: New Mutations, Genes and Pathwa...

Dr. Hendrik Poinar to visit University of Iowa

Dr. Hendrik Poinar, priniciple investigator of the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre at McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada will be giving two presentations at the University of Iowa.  He will be speaki...

IDT to host a local conference: Explore Diverse Applications of NGS

Integrated DNA Technologies will host a free symposium about next generation sequencing. “Explore Diverse Applications of NGS” will be held at Hotel Vetro in Iowa City on October 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM ...

IIHG Assistant Director Dr. Colleen Campbell to speak at Neurogenetics Symposium

The IIHG's Assistant Director, Dr. Colleen Campbell will be a featured speaker for the Department of Neurology's 2nd Annual Fall Symposium: Neurogenetics starting this week.  She will be speaking on "...

The Gazette: As genetic counseling grows, so do Iowa’s needs

Iowa Institute of Human Genetics looks to grow student interest  - by Chelsea Keenan, The Gazette. 

IIHG hosting a session on Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate programs on August 1 - Register Now

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is hosting an information event on Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs. At this information session a panel of g...

Registration open for 2014 Bioinformatics Short Course

The IIHG will be sponsoring a summer short course in bioinformatics July 28-30, 2014. The course, "ChIP-seq Analysis Using Next Generation Sequencing," will focus on the most popular bioinformatics to...

Summer Careers in Human Genetics Information Day

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting its summer Careers in Human Genetics Information Day to expose students interested in learning more about career opportunities in human genetics. This o...

IIHG Welcomes New Summer Students

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics would like to welcome four summer students to the staff. Three summer interns, Erin Davidson, Katie Nelson and Lillian Howard (left to right), will be part of clin...

Mendelspod.com: Clinical Genomics Takes Hold in Iowa

IIHG Assistant Director, Colleen Campbell, talk with Mendelspod.com about Clinical Genomics in Iowa.  Listen to the podcast here.

The Loop Article - The IIHG: A researcher's best friend

Need help with genetics sequencing or analysis to run your experiments? Look no further. The Genomics and Bioinformatics Divisions of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics are here to help.

Tickets available for "Decoding Annie Parker" film

Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is helping to host a screening of the movie, Decoding Annie Parker on May 28, 7:30 PM at the Coral Ridge Theatre in Coralville.  The IIHG has purchased a limited numbe...

Register now for the 2014 Topics in Human Genetics Summer Course

The IIHG is teaching a summer course called the “Topics in Human Genetics” for six Tuesdays from June 10th to July 15th . The course will provide a broad overview of gene identification, molecular gen...

KCRG.com: Genetic Testing Helps Identify Cancer Risk

This year an estimated 40,000 women will die from breast cancer according to the American Cancer Society. There are things you can do to lower your risk, but that starts by knowing your risk. That’s w...

The Gazette: University of Iowa hopes to better diagnose and treat patients

UI hopes to use sequencing to better diagnose and treat patients

VPMA Voice: Clinical Whole Exome Sequence Test announced

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is excited to announce the launch of its Clinical Whole Exome Sequencing Test. In a continuing effort to provide personalized genomic medicine to Iowans, th...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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.

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," ...

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...