The XI Annual Scientific Retreat
Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19,organized by UAB Department of Genetics (Heflin Center) in conjunction with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Lake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, AL.
News & UpdatesLake Guntersville State Park, Guntersville, AL
Lodge Reservations: (256) 505-6621
Room reservation code: 6145
AttendancePlease click here to let us know about your participation in the retreat.
|Friday, 18 November|
|9:00-10:00 am||Sign-in and Breakfast|
Bruce Korf, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
UAB Department of Genetics
Richard Myers, PhD
President and Scientific Director
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
|10:15 – 11:15 am||Session I
|11:15 – 12:15 pm||Keynote Address|
|12:15 – 1:00 pm||Lunch (Buffet)|
|1:00 – 2:30 pm||Session II
Moderator: Sara Cooper, PhD (HudsonAlpha)
|2:30 – 6:00 pm||Break (Outing)|
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||Session III
|7:00 – 8:30 pm||Dinner (Buffet)|
|8:30 – 11:00 pm||Poster Session and Social|
|Saturday, 19 November|
|7:00 – 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|8:30 – 9:30 am||Session IV
|9:30 – 9:45 am||Break|
|9:45 – 11:45 am||Session V
|11:45 – 12:00||Closing (Pick up box lunches)|
Keynote SpeakerThe Keynotes address is presented by:
Dr. Charles N. RotimiChief & Senior Investigator
Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch &
Director Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Dr. Rotimi received his undergraduate education in biochemistry from the University of Benin in Nigeria before immigrating to the United States for further studies. He started his education in the United States at the University of Mississippi, where he obtained a master's degree in health care administration. He obtained a second master's degree and a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Dr. Rotimi was the director of the National Human Genome Center at Howard University prior to moving to the NIH.
Dr. Rotimi moved to the NIH in 2008 to found the trans-institute Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, with the mission of advancing research into the role of culture, lifestyle and genomics in disease etiology, health disparities, and variable drug response.
AbstractsClick here to submit an abstract. The deadline is October 15, 2016.
ContactClick here to for contact information.
Hosted by UAB Department of Genetics (Heflin Center) in conjunction with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Friday, November 13, 2015 at (UAB Alumni House)
Keynote address presented by
Howard Jacob, Ph.D.Executive
Vice President for Medical Genomics
Chief Medical Genomics Officer HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Hosted by UAB, Department of Genetics in conjunction with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Friday, November 7, 2014
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Keynote Presentation by
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Department of Genetics
Academic Year 2010-2011
Academic Year 2008-2009
Academic Year 2007-2008
This year, IGGP students attended the two-day Department of Genetics retreat at the Alabama 4-H Center. The rich scientific program of the first day was followed by a day of fun in the sun, playing and building friendships on the low-rope course at 4-H.
The first half of the scientific program was dedicated to systems biology and bioinformatics. At left is John Hartman, M.D., and at right is Brett McKinney, Ph.D., both from the Department of Genetics, UAB, giving their lectures.
The keynote address was given by Robert Williams, Ph.D. (University of Tennessee Health Science Center). In the left panel, Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D., Department of Genetics, introduces Dr. Williams. The title of his talk was "Systems Genetics: Moving toward a new paradigm in integrative and translational research." In the right panel, Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D. (Department of Genetics, UAB), gives her lecture.
IGGP students presented their studies in posters (left panel, Jingyu Guo, 2nd-year graduate student) and in short podium presentations (right panel, Tyesha Farmer, 5th-year graduate student).
On the second day, after a continental breakfast in the lodge dining room facing the beautiful lake, students and faculty participated in a fun-filled team-building activity on the low ropes course.
Academic Year 2006-2007
Faculty at the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006
Graduate Students at the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006
Bruce Korf, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Genetics, and Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D., organizer of the retreat, open the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006
Alan Guttmacher, M.D., deputy director, NHGRI, gives the keynote address at the Department of Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006
Our graduate students, Kristina Griffin (2nd-year graduate student) and Tyesha Farmer (4th-year graduate student) present their posters at the Genetic Scientific Retreat 2006
Our graduate students, Becky Smith (left, 4th-year graduate student) and Jennifer Guimbellot (right, 4th-year graduate student), in lively discussions by their posters at the Genetic Scientific Retreat 2006
Faculty members Dan Bullard, Ph.D., and Jan Dumanski, Ph.D., present their work at the Genetic Scientific Retreat 2006
Feeding the body—not just the mind—at the Genetics Scientific Retreat 2006
Academic Year 2003-2004
Faculty at the Strategic Planning Retreat 2003 at Carraway Center