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President's Message

August 2, 2018

Dear SRI Colleagues,

Thank you for joining us for another month of the SRI 1st Alert. We are entering into a very busy time for our Society and for our members, and we are grateful that you continue to check in with us on the latest news. I know that we have already brought you the news of the 2019 Distinguished Lecturers, Drs. Dennis Lo and Edith Heard, but I would like to reiterate our excitement to have them join us. Just as in previous years, we are dedicated to bringing forward the best possible science, and these two talks will not be an exception.

Dr. Dennis Lo will be speaking on the morning of Thursday, March 14th on “Plasma Nucleic Acids in Health and Disease”. Dr. Lo’s talk will be focused on advances in non-invasive prenatal testing and its relation to applications of nucleic acids and the development of future discoveries. Dr. Lo’s full abstract can be found on the SRI website.

Dr. Edith Heard will be speaking on the morning of Friday, March 15th on “Exploring Epigenetic Dynamics During Mammalian Development Using X-chromosome Inactivation”.

I finally want to invite all of you to submit your own science to the Annual Meeting. Abstracts are currently being accepted until October 13th. The SRI Program Committee has created a template for your abstract, as well as provided a collection of well-written abstracts that have been submitted and accepted in the past. All of this information can be found on the SRI Website.

"A little child born yesterday a thing on mother's milk and kisses fed." -Homer

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." -Buddha


Murray Mitchell, DPhil, DSc
SRI President, 2018-2019