University of Pennsylvania

Genomics Workshop for Teachers

Posted on October 06, 2014

What Can We Learn about Evolution from Genomes?

This workshop will provide introductory material on genomics and evolution. The speaker will highlight key concepts in how genome sequences are being used to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. This workshop will help you and your students understand things like:

  • How genomes are helping delineate the relationships among vertebrates
  • How genomes can be searched for evidence of natural selection
  • What genomes can tell us about adaptation and speciation
  • What genomes reveal about the origin of modern humans

Hands‐on classroom activities related to these concepts will be shared in this workshop.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Nicholas Crawford, a Post Doctoral Fellow in Dr. Sarah Tishkoff’s lab and Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences.

Questions? Please contact Kristin Field, Director of Programs, Nano/Bio Interface Center, kfield@seas.upenn.edu, 215‐746‐2488.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Location: Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, Room 110
University of Pennsylvania, 3231 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/oct2014_teachersworkshop
Act 48 Credit available for School District of Philadelphia teachers
(http://www.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/act48/pd_planner/). If the workshop is not listed yet, please keep checking back on the SDP PD planner.


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