High School Student program: Lecture Series

Whitehead Institute’s 2010 Spring Lecture Series for High School Students: The ABCs of Childhood Disease

Scientists in biomedicine are striving to transform insights gained through basic research into improved diagnostics and treatment. During “The ABCs of Childhood Disease” students learned first-hand how leading biomedical researchers are developing novel approaches for tackling a host of prevalent pediatric disorders.

This special three-day program included presentations from top scientists in the fields of oncology, pulmonology, and neurobiology, tours of laboratories at Whitehead Institute and other nearby research organizations, lunches with young Whitehead scientists, and a panel discussion of personalized DNA testing and public genomes.

The program was held on the following three days of spring school vacation week: Tuesday, April 20; Wednesday, April 21; and Thursday, April 22, from
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day.

The Whitehead Spring Lecture Series for High School Students is open to high school students ages 14 and over. Parental consent and teacher recommendation is required. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Poster from 2010 program

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