- 21 February 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 21 FEBRUARY 2019, 1.00 PM
Auditorium, Level 6, BANCROFT Building
From basic genomics research to potential outcomes for patients
Dr Nic Waddell,
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Genomics is being tested and implemented within patient healthcare in many countries. The Medical Genomics Group are a team of collaborative bioinformaticians who analyze genome sequence data (DNA, RNA and methylation) to gain insights into disease, particularly cancer. The group works closely with other researchers and clinicians to use genomics in research to address clinically relevant questions. The genomic work undertaken by the Medical Genomics Group includes basic research, commercialization and community engagement. Nic will give an overview of the groups recent activities.
Nic is head of the Medical Genomics Group at QIMR Berghofer. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and genomics researcher who is an expert in the analysis of genome sequence data. She is interested in seeing genomics implemented into the clinic to improve patient outcomes. She is a co-founder of genomiQa, a precision analytics company from QIMR Berghofer. Nic is also part of the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA) where she is involved in the Ethics, Legal and Social Implications of genomic implementation within the QLD Health system.