Logical Reasoning in Human Genetics Lecture 12 - Systems Genetics of Human Functional Variation

The twelfth Lecture of the "Logical Reasoning in Human Genetics" course discussed the "Systems Genetics of Human Functional Variation".

April 07, 2022

In partnership with Institut Pasteur Tunis, CGC Tunis hosted a team of prominent geneticists to conduct a class on human genetics for participants from North Africa (and elsewhere).
This lecture's speaker was Dr. Youssef Idaghdour, Assistant Professor of Biology and Co-Principal Investigator of the Public Health Research Center at New York University Abu Dhabi. Dr. Idaghdour received a Ph.D. in Genetics at North Carolina State University under a Fulbright Fellowship. He was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked on population and cohort studies including the International 1000 Genomes project and the CARTaGENE public health biobank project in Canada. Dr. Idaghdour established a research program on population and medical genomics of complex traits in Morocco, the UAE, and West Africa. His research group uses quantitative, population, and statistical genetic approaches to analyze multi-omics high-dimensional datasets.

We were also pleased to have among us:
Pr. Joseph Terwilliger, professor at the Department of Genetics and Development, Columbia University
Pr. Joseph H. Lee, Professor in Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia University
Pr. Ryan Hernandez, Associate Professor, Bioengineering School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco.
Pr. Ghada Elkameh, Professor of Clinical Genetics, Coordinator of the Hereditary Blood Disorders and Genodermatoses Clinics and Research Teams, Human Genetics and Genome Research Division, National Research Centre
Dr. Sonia Abdelhak, Principal Biologist, Head of Research Unit, Institut Pasteur de Tunis.
Dr. Yosr Hamdi, Assistant Biologist at the Laboratory of Biomedical Genomics and Oncogenetics, Institut Pasteur de Tunis.
Dr. Harald H. Göring., Bennett Dyke & Jean MacCluer Endowed Professor, the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute & Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Markus Perola, Research Professor at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland.