UBC Webinar(16:00Apr3) “Bioinformatic solutions to open challenges in neuro-regulatory genomics”

UBC Webinar(16:00Apr3) “Bioinformatic solutions to open challenges in neuro-regulatory genomics”

On Monday, April 3 at 16:00, Dr. Kevin Kenna from Kenna lab at the Brain Center, UMC Utrecht will share his most recent bioinformatics related research.


Bioinformatic solutions to open challenges in neuro-regulatory genomics

Like most life sciences domains, neuroscience has seen a transformative explosion in the generation of large volumes of detailed molecular profiling data. This has significantly outpaced our capacity to interpret these data and to uncover actionable insights into the molecular underpinnings of health and disease in the human brain. In this talk, I will introduce our work to resolve the contributions of non-coding DNA/RNA regulatory elements to neurological disorders, in particular a neurodegenerative disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). I will emphasize key challenges that we have faced in trying to advance our understanding of these disorders, and the bioinformatic solutions they we have implemented to tackle these challenges.
There will be a 35-min presentation followed by a 15-min in-depth discussion.

Speaker overview

Dr. Kevin Kenna is a neurogeneticist with a special passion for the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). His big interests are in exploring new opportunities to answer both fundamental and translational research questions through investigations of rare genetic variation, RNA regulatory mechanisms and cellular vulnerabilities in the adult central nervous system (CNS).

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