LMP1206H: Next generation genomics in clinical medicine

Who can attend

You must be registered in our graduate program to attend this course.

Course description

You will learn about the theory and application of genomic techniques, including new advances.

Course coordinator

Dr. Maria Pasic


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered every odd year in the Winter term (i.e. 2021, 2023 etc).

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Synchronous online delivery (Zoom)

Evaluation methods

Multiple choice exams and student presentations.





January 12, 2021

Technological advances in nucleic acid sequencing platforms

Dr. Lianna Kyriakopoulou

January 19, 2021

NGS: addressing costs, benefits and harms

Mahadeo Sukhai

January 26, 2021

Next generation genomics for delineation of disease etiology: practical examples

Dr. Jordan Lerner-Ellis

February 2, 2021

Applications of WGS in clinical microbiology and infectious disease

Dr. Ramzi Fattouh

February 9, 2021

The clinical applications of deep RNA-sequencing

Jeff Liu

February 16, 2021

Ethical issues with whole genome and direct to consumer genomic information

Michael Szego

February 23, 2021

Mid-term examinations


March 2, 2021

Circulating tumor DNA

Dr. Eleftherios Diamandis

March 9, 2021

Next generation diagnostics for precision medicine

Dr. Peter Sabatini

March 16, 2021

Next generation genomics for prenatal diagnostics

Dr. Barry Hoffman

March 23, 2021

Student presentations/assignments

Dr. Maria Pasic and other faculty

March 30, 2021

Next generation sequencing implementation in clinical practice

Dr. George Charames

April 6, 2021

Cancer genomes: lessons learned and clinical applications

Ioannis Prassas

April 13, 2021

Final examinations and course evaluations