Seminar looks into genomics
Genetics and hereditary information is the topic of a free seminar in Nanaimo Wednesday (Feb. 16).
Bringing Genomics Home, presented by Genome B.C. and supported by the Mid Island Science and Technology Innovation Council, is an evening of discussion, questions and answers about genomics in the community.
Genomics is a discipline in genetics concerning the study of genomes – the entirety of an organism’s hereditary information.
The program includes “A crash course in genomics” presented by Bruce Schmidt, founding director of Genome B.C., and “Flex your mussels! Developing powerful genomic tools for coastal health” by Helen Gurney-Smith, a research scientist and manager of Vancouver Island University’s Centre for Shellfish Research.
It takes place from 7-9 p.m. in the Lantzville Room at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.
Registration is online at www.genomebc.ca/Nanaimo.