FRS, FMedSci, Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University
Peter Donnelly is Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford, and a founder and director of Genomics plc, a fast-growing company in the genome analytics space. He has played a leading role in many of the major projects and developments at the interface between genetics, healthcare, and clinical medicine, including the HapMap project, the Wellcome Trust Case Control consortia, and WGS500, one of the studies pioneering whole genome sequencing in clinical medicine.
Using Genetics to Improve Healthcare
The talk will discuss opportunities and challenges around growing research studies of large population biobanks and increasing use of whole genome sequencing in clinical medicine. These offer novel treatment and diagnostic possibilities at an individual level as well as the potential to improve drug development pipelines.