Seminars & Events

Human Genetics Seminar Series

The Human Genetics Seminar series is held weekly during the Fall and Winter semesters of the academic year. Formal presentations are given by invited speakers from international and national institutes as well as University of Michigan faculty. The seminars are scheduled on Mondays at 4:00pm.

Weekly Schedule

Human Genetics Weekly Student Seminars

There are two weekly student seminars - the Wednesday Student Seminar (HG821/822) and the Friday Afternoon Seminars by Trainees (FAST).

Weekly Schedule

James V. Neel Lectureship

This annual lectureship honors James V. Neel, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the study of human genetics and one of the first to foresee its importance in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.


Thomas D. Gelehrter Lectureship

This annual lectureship honors Dr. Thomas D. Gelehrter, a leader within the human genetics community and internationally recognized as an expert in human genetics.


Genetics Training Program Retreat

The Genetics Training Program (GTP) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that provides enriched genetics education for students. The GTP retreat is held in the Spring and features a keynote address by a leading genetics researcher, student research talks and a poster session by current trainees.


Human Genetics Retreat

The Human Genetics Retreat is an annual event that brings together faculty, students, fellows and staff together for a program of scientific discussion and social interactions.


Human Genetics Photo Gallery

Throughout the year, the Department holds numerous scholarly events, including symposia, lectureships and the annual retreat where scientific discoveries and ideas are shared. The scientific milieu within the Department is further enriched by social gatherings, such as the annual Human Genetics picnic, Chili Cook-off, Happy Hours and the graduate student canoe trip down the Huron River.

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For a complete listing of UMHS events see the UMHS Seminar and Events Calendar

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