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12 January 2016

Leading computational biologist & genome scientist, Dr. John Quackenbush to deliver 2016 Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture

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We’re thrilled to announce that renowned computational biologist and genome scientist, Dr. John Quackenbush is this year’s Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecturer!

Dr. Quackenbush is a Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also co-founder of Genospace, which he launched in 2012 with Mick Correll to enable effective use of clinical and genomic data in precision medicine and for health and biomedical research. In 2013, Dr. Quackenbush received a White House Open Science Champion of Change award for his work on facilitating genomic data access.

At the Heart + Lung Scientific Symposium, part of Heart + Lung Health FEST 2016, Dr. Quackenbush will present his talk titled: “Using Networks to Re-examine the Genome-Phenome Connection.”  Click here to read his full bio and talk abstract.

Dr. Quackenbush’s talk follows the Thursday, February 11th afternoon special session, “At the Nexus of Life Science Research in BC: Collaborations Between Public, Private and Non-Governmental Organizations,” which looks at the value of public databases and private enterprise partnerships, and also personalized medicine.

Not able to attend the full two-day symposium? There is a registration option for the Thursday afternoon session, which includes the Alan Bernstein Distinguished Lecture and the reception.

Registration information can be found here. Remember, early bird rates end January 15!



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