Two inaugural lectures by Irene van Langen and Richard Sinke
In their lectures they will consider the huge advances made in human genetics in recent years. Now that the whole genome (DNA) of a person can be analyzed, the diagnostic possibilities seem endless. But is that really so? And what consequences will these advances have on our work and for the patient?
Their titles reveal a little of what they will talk about (the lectures will be given in Dutch):
Richard Sinke, Professor of Genome Analysis: "In the highest gear"
Irene van Langen, Professor of Clinical Genetics: "The next generation: standing still but not losing speed".
To be given on
4 March 2011, at 3:30 pm
in the Nieuwe Kerk,
Nieuwe Kerkhof 1,
9712 PT Groningen
60 years of the Dept. of Genetics
We will present aspects of our daily work in a poster fair and the current head of the department, Prof. Cisca Wijmenga, will reflect on 60 years of genetics in Groningen. Then a work of art by Peter Bastiaanssen will be presented to the UMCG.
13:00 “The Department of Genetics presents itself”, posters
in the central hall, building 50 (entrance no. 47 on the Oostersingel)
14:00 60 years of Genetics in Groningen,
Prof. Cisca Wijmenga
14:15 Work of art by Peter Bastiaanssen to be presented to the UMCG
15:00 Depart for the Nieuwe Kerk
15:30 Inaugural lectures by Prof. R.J. Sinke and Prof.
I.M. van Langen
(of course, you may wish to attend only the lectures)
Please let us know if you plan to attend. Register by email before 24 February.
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This is all being organized by the Groningen Agreement (Akkoord van Groningen), a joint venture of Groningen town, the university, the UMCG and the Hanze Higher Vocational School.
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