Category: Recent News

Upcoming GSI Technology Seminars

The BU Genome Science Institute (GSI) is kicking off the Spring 2023 semester with new programs, and we are pleased to announce our upcoming seminars taking place in K-103 (Conte Building) from 12p – 2 p.m.: Tuesday, January 24th – Parse Biosciences SplitSeq Technology Presentation – Joseph Kelley. Tuesday, February 7th – EpiCypher Cut&Run […]

GSI Symposium 2022: Winners

The Genome Science Institute held its 14th Annual Research Symposium on November 17th. It was the first in-person symposium post pandemic in the newly renamed Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine – Hiebert Lounge. The symposium was greatly attended by students, post-doctoral associates, staff, and faculty. The GSI team thanks all of those […]

New Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine subscription access to the journal Genome Research

The BU Genome Science Institute would like to thank Young Joo Moon and Kate Flewelling of the Boston University Alumni Medical Library for helping our research community obtain a subscription to the premier genomics journal ‘Genome Research (’  from the Cold Spring Harbor Labs Press.  This link  will take you to the subscription login. […]

Recap of GSI Supported MS Bioinformatics Internship Program

The MS Bioinformatics Program held a successful internship program with the support of the Genome Science Institute. The program was mentored by Dr. Gargi Dayama and Dr. Joey Orofino. Six GSI faculty members participated in the internship program, hosting several bioinformatics students. “RNA sequencing and proteomics analysis to identify molecular pathways implicated in the development […]

GSI 2022 Pilot Grant Competition Winners

The Genome Science Institute is excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Pilot Grant Competition. We received 17 applications across the Charles River and Medical campuses. We were able to support four one-year pilot grants up to $20,000; each to enhance genetics and genomics research at Boston University/Boston Medical Center, with the funds for […]

SARS-CoV2 Research Initiatives

Because of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic this FY21, the BU Genome Science Institute carried out a specially-directed research initiative to support three projects with clear genomics components matching our priorities towards combating SARS-CoV2.   Dr. John Connor (PhD, BUSM Dept of Microbiology, NEIDL Investigator, GSI faculty member) for the BU CoGSofHoPe project (Coronavirus Genome Surveillance […]

IPA Training Workshop, May 19, 2021 from 12-3pm

GSI will be collaborating with QIAGEN Digital Insights (QDI) to host an Ingenuity Pathway (IPA) Virtual Training for all active users on Wednesday May 19th from 12-3pm. QIAGEN trainer Sumana Chintalapudi will provide an introduction to IPA, data reduction & core analysis features, and a brief Q&A & introduction to the Lands Explorer feature. Please […]

GSI Research Symposium 2020 Recap

The Annual GSI Research Symposium was successfully held virtually on November 14th, 2020. There were 111 registrations and an average 56 concurrent viewers over the span of the webinar event.  The symposium began with a word from our sponsor, Illumina, with a Slide Presentation introducing the new NextSeq2000 system now here at the BUSM Microarray and […]

GSI 2019 Overview

The 2019 academic year has been a great period of transition for the GSI.  We are optimistically anticipating this transition to set the foundation for a new era – GSI 2.0. To recap some noteworthy moments from this past year, the GSI has observed extensive personnel transitions including Anita DeStefano shifting to another leadership role […]