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UPDATED: April Biomedical Informatics Group Meeting


Progression of virtually all human diseases are influenced by complex interactions between genetic and environmental (epigenetic) factors. The CITG at UTHSC has developed novel mouse experimental resources that incorporate a level of genetic complexity that mirrors that of a human populations. Many of our faculty are using these resources to build and test quantitative models of disease mechanisms, with a special focus on neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s, stroke, and glaucoma), infectious diseases, addiction and neurological/psychiatric disease. The CITG, with help from NIH, is also developing powerful web services to study animal models and human cohorts (e.g. the CANDLE study). In this short presentation Rob will summarize some of the resources available to investigators and students at UT and provide pointers on how to exploit genomics and phenotype data sets.

May’s BIG will feature a presentation from Dr. Housman, CTO of ConvergeHealth by Deloitte.

Questions? email Teresa Waters: twaters@uthsc.edu