Hi All, For our seminar next Monday, we will be hosting Associate Professor Sarah Kummerfeld from the Garvan Institute. The seminars are held at 1:00 pm on Mondays at the Charles Perkins Centre, Level 3 Large meeting room. The format of the talk is approximately 40 minutes plus discussion. Further information can be found on the website https://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/SemConf/StatisticalBioinformatics.html Monday October 28th 2019 1:00 PM Seminar Level 3 Large Meeting Room Charles Perkins Centre Title: Realising the clinical potential of multi-omics Abstract: Whole genome sequencing is now well established as a clinical tool. Interpretation of genomic DNA is being used for a broad range of clinical applications include: diagnosis of rare diseases, pharmacogenomics and understanding of complex disease. However, genomic DNA represents only one slice of the biology of disease. Through two very different vignettes, I will present on our work using a broad range of -omics technologies to understand disease and derive clinically relevant biomarkers. About the Speaker: Associate Professor Sarah Kummerfeld is the Scientific Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. She uses genomics to understand human disease and translate findings into clinical diagnostics and treatments. Sarah completed her PhD in Computational Biology at the University of Cambridge, working on protein structure and function prediction. Her postdoctoral research at Stanford University studied the molecular basis of human ageing. Sarah has worked both in academia and industry, including 10 years as a Scientist at Genentech, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. At Genentech, she used large-scale genomics approaches to understand why only some patients respond to treatment and to identify diagnostic biomarkers that predict response to particular drugs. Sarah is dedicated to bringing applying advances in genomics research to benefit patients. Hope to see you there!