PQG Seminar Series

The PQG will host another monthly seminar series for the 2015-2016 school year. Please see the full list of dates and speakers below, as they continue to be updated.

The goal of the PQG Seminar Series is to encourage the exchanging of ideas, promote interaction, collaboration, and research in quantitative genomics. It also aims to promote the mission of the PQG which is to improve health through an interdisciplinary study of genetics, behavior, environment and medicine. The seminar series looks to include the development and application of quantitative methods, especially for high dimensional data, as well as a focus on the training of quantitative genomic scientists.

Please direct any logistical questions to Shaina Andelman at sandelma@hsph.harvard.edu

Upcoming Seminar


Tuesday, September 29, 2015
12:30-2:00 PM
Kresge 502

a pizza lunch will be provided

Timothy Rebbeck
Professor of Cancer Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Prediction and Modification of Cancer Risk in BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers

Inherited mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 confer breast and ovarian cancer risks that are substantially higher than in the general population. In the two decades since these genes were identified, we have learned that risks associated with these mutations may be modified by other factors and exhibit substantial genotype-phenotype heterogeneity. While BRCA1/2 are not likely to be representative of all disease predisposing genes in the population, they serve as a paradigm for our understanding of genomic etiology and precision prevention.

2015 Seminar Schedule

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Kresge 502
    Timothy Rebbeck, Harvard Chan School
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Kresge 502
    Scott Carter, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    FXB G12
    Gad Getz, Broad Institute

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    12:30-2:00 PM
    FXB G12
    Elin Grundberg, McGill University

Seminar Archive