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 year in the Winter term.

Tuesdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Synchronous online delivery (Zoom)

Evaluation methods

Multiple choice exams and student presentations.


Date Topic Lecturer/instructor

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