Tyler Heilman Colloquium Presents:
The Unraveling of a Human Genetic Disease: A Genome Echo, Protein Synthesis Challenge and Organ Failure

Join Johanna M. Rommens as she delves into the fascinating subject of tackling genetic diseases. Human genome mapping and sequencing technologies provide tremendous potential for understanding and improving human health, including discovery of the underlying bases of many Mendelian diseases. The challenges and achievements of genetic research toward the identification of causal disease genes will be highlighted, as illustrated with the disease of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Such endeavours provide for improved care for patients and also drive and inform mechanistic understanding of fundamental cell and organ processes.

About Dr. Johanna M. Rommens
Johanna is Scientist Emeritus at the Program in Genetics & Genome Biology for the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is also a Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, who has published numerous research papers on human genetics and diseases, such as cystic fibrosis.

About the Tyler Heilman Colloquium
Tyler Heilman graduated from Quest University in May 2015. He was 22 years old when he died tragically in a climbing accident. In memory of Tyler, who was a Summer Fellow, his family and friends created the Tyler Heilman Memorial Fund, administered by the Quest Fellowship Program, which sponsors the annual Colloquium.

Location: Quest MPR

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