Diagnosing a Diagnostic Odyssey

Only 15 years ago, a small child was suffering from an unknown and seemingly incurable disease. At four years old, he had already been subjected to over 100 surgeries and the surgeons were just trying to delay what was thought to be inevitable. A team of geneticists and bioinformaticians at the Medical College of Wisconsin made the groundbreaking decision to attempt to sequence the boy’s entire genome in an attempt to find the needle in that haystack that might be the cause of his life-threatening ailment. In this session, we will use hands-on tools to better understand the science behind this scientific breakthrough that earned the “Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel” the Pulitzer Prize and ushered in the new and promising world of genomic medicine.


Diane Munzenmaier

Diane Munzenmaier is a trained physiologist, researcher and educator. She spent her early career at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where her research focused on understanding the chemical and physical controllers of angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth) in health and ... read more

Date: Wed, Aug 7, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Diane Munzenmaier

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 45

Program Number: SUM:358

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