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September 7, 2017

Get up to speed on cutting-edge genetics and genomics research at Purdue symposium

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Some of the nation’s top scientists will share their lastest research insights during Purdue University’s inaugural Biochemical Horizons Symposium on Nov. 17. The event will give students, educators and the general public an opportunity to hear about new developments that are challenging paradigms in the areas of systems biology, genomics and genetic engineering.

The event’s keynote speaker, J. Michael Cherry, a Purdue alumnus and professor of genetics at Stanford University, will talk about “Integrating Scientific Results and Knowledge for the Common Good.” Cherry recently was awarded a $4.95 million grant by the National Human Genome Research Institute to work on a DNA encyclopedia. 

Other speakers and their topics include:

  • Brenda J. Andrews, University of Toronto, “Genetic Networks Map a Functional Wiring Diagram of the Cell.”
  • Margaret (Peggy) Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, “Epigenetic Regulation of Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis.”
  • Gregory Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Genetic Networks Map a Functional Wiring Diagram of the Cell.” 

This symposium incorporates the Department of Biochemistry’s current David W. Beach and Bernard Axelrod endowed lecture series. It also will include a poster session by graduate students and postdoctoral associates that highlights research at Purdue. 

For more information or to register for the daylong symposium, visit

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