Andrew Malone to Speak at Annual GTAC@MGI Symposium

Dr. Andrew Malone

Andrew Malone, MB, BCh, will speak at the 2nd Annual GTAC@MGI SymposiumA New Era in Washington University Genomics – being held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10am-3pm.  The symposium is hosted by Washington University’s McDonnell Genome Institute (MGI) and Genome Technology Access Center (GTAC).

Malone and co-PI Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Nephrology, received one of the nine MGI Pilot Project Grants awarded in 2018.  The pilot grants are meant to help faculty secure future funding through research using next-generation sequencing data produced by MGI and to promote the use of cutting-edge next-generation sequencing technology for genomic and translational research in collaboration with MGI.

Drs. Benjamin Humphreys and Andrew Malone

Malone and Humphreys’ project explores the role of the innate immune system in organ rejection, specifically the role of donor resident macrophages.  At the symposium, Malone will be presenting results from the project in his talk entitled Defining Immune Cell Diversity and Donor-Host Chimerism in Kidney Transplant Rejection by Single Cell RNA-seq.

In addition to pilot project awardees presenting their research, the symposium will also include an overview of GTAC@MGI genomic services, sequencing capabilities, and new technologies.  As well, information about applying for a pilot project will be presented.  A post event reception will be held in the lobby of EPNEC from 3-4:30pm.

Register here to attend.  For inquiries contact Candace Farmer.

To learn more about Drs. Malone and Humphreys’ project, see here.

GTAC-MGI Symposium Agenda