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CEHS hosts gene-environment symposium Jan. 26

The MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) will host a Gene-Environment Interaction Symposium featuring talks by MIT experts on Jan. 26 in the Stata Center (Room 32-141).

The symposium will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting with remarks from Claude Canizares, vice president for research and associate provost.

Speakers include Eric Lander, director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who will speak on genomics and human health, as well as Leona D. Samson, director of CEHS.

The afternoon portion features lectures on cell signaling networks and biological activity relationships by Assistant Professor Forest White of the Division of Biological Engineering and on infectious disease and responses to environmental exposures by David Schauer, professor of biological engineering and comparative medicine.

Associate Professor Bevin Engelward of Biological Engineering will speak on genetic and environmental causes of genomic rearrangements. Later, Professor Linda Griffith, director of the MIT Biotechnology Process Engineering Center, will speak on cell and tissue engineering for toxicology.

To register for the symposium please visit (13.1 MB PDF file).

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 24, 2007 (download PDF).

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