Bioinformatic Tools in the Genomics Era

John T. Bernhard Center, 119, 1903 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 49008

Talk on genomic data explosion and bioinformatic tools with Dr. Andrew Thompson, an evolutionary geneticist at Western Michigan University. Discover insights into fish evolution in extreme habitats and the practical applications of comparative genomics.

Apr 7, 2023, 10:30 PM – Apr 8, 2023, 12:00 AM



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About this event

Join us for an insightful talk by Dr. Andrew Thompson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University. The event will focus on the explosion of genomic data in light of new DNA sequencing technology and the utility of bioinformatic tools in the genomics era.

Dr. Thompson, an evolutionary geneticist, will discuss his research investigating the genomic evolution of fishes, specifically exploring the links between environment, evolution, and development of fishes living in extreme habitats. He will integrate comparative genomics, chromatin dynamics, and functional genomic tools in an Eco-Evo-Devo framework to understand the evolution of gene duplication, expression, and function in vertebrates.

In addition, Dr. Thompson will give a brief workshop on using some comparative genomic tools, demonstrating their potential to unlock new insights into genetic variation and evolution. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge bioinformatic tools and their practical applications.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a leading expert in the field of evolutionary genetics and learn about the latest developments in bioinformatic tools in the genomics era.



April 7 – 8, 2023
10:30 PM – 12:00 AM UTC


  • Andrew Thompson

    Western Michigan University

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences


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    GDSC Lead

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    Event Operations Director

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    Regional Leader

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