Dr Heidi Rehm - Deciphering the Genome: Community Driven Approaches

2 December 2015

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Venue: Derek Willoughby LT, Charterhouse Square, Mile End Campus, E1 4NS

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In this seminar Dr. Heidi Rehm will discuss ClinGen - the Clinical Genome Resource dedicated to building a central resource that gives authoritative information on the millions of genomic variants relevant to human disease.
Dr Rehm will also share her expertise and experience in the following areas:
- Expert curation of genes and variants for clinical use
- Building platforms to share genomic and health data  
- Facilitating gene discovery through the Matchmaker Exchange

Heidi is the Director of the Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Her lab focuses on the rapid translation of new genetic discoveries into clinical tests and bringing novel technologies and software systems into molecular diagnostics to support the integration of genetics into clinical use and improve patient outcomes, supporting the model of personalized medicine.