17 Oct Genomics and Personalized Medicine Conference: Analysis and Clinical Implementation
The advanced technologies and capabilities involved in the generation of individual genomic data are rapidly ushering the medical sciences toward exciting new possibilities regarding personalized medical care and preventative medicine, however this is a complex multi-faceted issue. The most effective and productive path for researchers, health care providers and patients is not immediately obvious.
To address implementation strategies, CTSI is sponsoring a conference entitled Genomics & Personalized Medicine – Analysis and Clinical Implementation. The conference will be held in the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University on Monday, December 17th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The overall focus of the conference is to facilitate inter-institutional and interdisciplinary research collaborations. Covered topics will include:
- New Sequencing Technologies
- Data Analysis – Managing Massive Datasets
- Data Knowledge – Translating Data into Knowledge
- Clinical Implementation – Translating Knowledge into Clinical Research and Patient Care
The conference will feature a series of plenary session talks, breakout sessions and a lunch time presentation on science education and genomics.
Howard Jacob, PhD
Professor, Physiology and Human and Molecular Genetics
Director, Human and Molecular Genetics Center
Warren P. Knowles Chair of Genetics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Vice Chairman for Research, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Howard Jacob, Ph.D., led a team of researchers at the Medical College who used NextGen sequencing, an innovative DNA sequencing technique, to unravel the medical mystery of Nicholas Volker, a young boy whose life-threatening disease had baffled his doctors. Dr. Jacob and his team have also built the world’s first integrated Genomics Medicine Clinic that is obtaining insurance coverage.
Dr. Jacob is the founding director of the Personalized Medicine Program and Human and Molecular Genetics Center, and Professor in Physiology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Jacob completed his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, followed by fellowships at MIT, Harvard and Stanford. He has published over 230 papers. He is an entrepreneur and serves on several scientific advisory boards. Dr. Jacob currently serves as the Biomedical Informatics Director for the CTSI.