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50 sessions in 3 parallel tracks


Data Solutions in Clinical Genomics

Genome-based biomedical research projects have yielded a spectacular number of insights from the first tens of thousands of sequenced genomes. However, at the molecular level, most disease is rare disease, and tens of thousands of genomes is not sufficient to fully understand it. Millions of genomes will be required, and these can only come from normal clinical practice. Groups such as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health have been formed to address this problem. In this session we discuss the promise and challenge of sharing data from clinical sequencing with research projects.


David Haussler, Ph.D., Scientific Director, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute, University of California, Santa Cruz

David Haussler’s UC Santa Cruz research team assembled and posted the first working draft of the genome on the Internet on July 7, 2000, thereby ensuring the human genome would exist forever in the public domain. His research integrates mathematics, computer science, and molecular biology to develop new computer-based algorithms to interpret comparative and high-throughput genomics data to understand gene structure, function, and regulation. Read Full Bio

Jonathan Sheldon, Ph.D., Global Vice President, Health Sciences, Oracle

Jonathan Sheldon, Ph.D., is Global Vice President Healthcare responsible for Oracle Health Sciences healthcare analytics platform and solutions including in the areas of translational medicine, population health and convergence with Life Sciences. Previously, Dr. Sheldon was Chief Scientific Officer at InforSense, where he was responsible for the company's strategic direction in the health sciences market, as well as leading the consulting group. Read Full Bio

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine

Carlos Bustamante is a population geneticist whose research focuses on analyzing genome wide patterns of variation within and between species to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine. He has received multiple honors and awards including a Marshall-Sherfield Fellowship (2001-2), the Sloan Research Fellowship (2007), and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (2010). Read Full Bio

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