This course is a modern survey of heredity, disease, genetics in experimental animals and humans, and molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders.
The 2017 Senior Lecturer will be Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, Head of the Department of Genetics at The University of Cambridge. Other distinguished speakers include: Harold Varmus, 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Lewis Thomas University Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and Senior Associate Member of the New York Genome Center. Harry C. Dietz, President of ASHG and Gregg Semenza, 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award recipient of Johns Hopkins University. Sarah Tishkoff, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Stylianos E. Antonarakis, Professor and Chairman of Genetic Medicine at the University of Geneva Medical School.
NEW FOR 2017: Webcasting. Those unable to join our Courses and Conferences now have the ability to attend via webcast. Click here to register.
Please contact the event organizer for more information
Jul 16 - 28
This course includes daily lectures in the mornings and evenings as well as afternoon mini-symposia, workshops, tutorials, demonstrations and a poster session. There is special emphasis on student-faculty interaction. The faculty is diverse in terms of disciplines and the students in terms of stage of career and fields of concentration. This diversity makes for an enriching experience for all. Although the course schedule is quite full, there is time set aside to enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.
The content of the annual Short Course focuses on three areas:
an up-to-date presentation of genetics in experimental animals and humans
the relationship of heredity to disease in experimental animals and humans
the importance of molecular genetics in the diagnosis and treatment of inherited disorders.
The development and uses of modern techniques in bioinformatics, mathematical genetics, genome manipulation, mutagenesis and phenotyping are taught in lectures and in afternoon workshop sessions. The Short Course includes a focus on understanding the molecular basis of genetic disease, animal models of disease, treatment and therapy.
Research reported in this publication was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25HD079344. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
NEW FOR 2017: Webcasting. Those unable to join our Courses and Conferences now have the ability to attend via webcast. Enrollees will receive a Canvas login and password, which enables virtual live attendance for the majority of lecture sessions. Recordings will also be available within 48 hours and access will be permitted for six months following the conclusion of the course.
A limited number of shared dormitory rooms are available at the College of the Atlantic (COA) for $1000.00 (total cost). This includes dinner on most evenings at the COA Cafeteria. These rooms are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Detailed information including reservation instructions will be emailed to confirmed attendees.
For area information and additional lodging options: Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Morning transportation will be provided by The Jackson Laboratory from both the Bar Harbor Regency and College of the Atlantic. All other transportation will be on your own. There is a free bus system available that runs throughout Bar Harbor - Island Explorer. The Jackson Laboratory is located between The Village Green and Sieur de Monts on the Sand Beach (Bus 3) Route; and both the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel and the College of the Atlantic are on the Eden Street (Bus 2) Route.
Getting around Bar Harbor: Island Explorer free bus system
Airports: Bar Harbor is served by two airports:
Car: Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.
Area information: Acadia National Park
There are services available for the disabled. If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this program please contact Erin McDevitt at 207-288-6659.
Chair, Department of Biostatistics; Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
Professor and Chairman of Genetic Medicine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics; Associate Professor
Director, Division of Genomics and Society; Senior Investigator, Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch; Head, Molecular Pathogensis Section
Professor, Knowlton Family Chair
Director, Charles Bronfam Institute for Personal Medicine
Professor, Karl Gunnar Johansson Chair
Professor of Genetic Medicine
Director, William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research Institute of Genetic Medicine; Professor of Genetic Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism; Professor
Arthur Balfour Professor of Genetics, Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator
Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Cell Biology
Dr. Frank V. Sutland Professor of Pediatric Genetics; Professor of Genetic Medicine
T. Ming Chu Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Director, Division of Intramural Research; Chief Immunopathogenesis Section
Founding Member; Professor of Biology
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Clinical Cardiologist and Human Geneticist
Associate Director, UCSC Genome Browser
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Genetic Medicine
Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Executive Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine
Assistant Director, Human Genetics Graduate Program; Professor of Genetic Medicine
Chair, Computational Systems Biology
Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Division of Medical Genetics
Assistant Computational Scientist
Terry and Mel Karmazin Professor
Scientific Director and Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Mammalian Genetics, the Maxine Groffsky Endowed Chair
Professor of Genetic Medicine
Assistant Professor of Genetic Medicine
Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine
Professor of Oncology, Pathology and Medicine; Co-Director of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics; Associate Cancer Center Director for Precision Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics
Scientific Director and Professor, The Jackson laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Robert Alvine Family Endowed Chair
Professor of Genetic Medicine and Director, Institute of Genetic Medicine