MPCCC Precision Oncology Seminar – Dr Nic Waddell

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Insights from cancer genome and RNA sequencing

In this talk, Dr Nic Waddle will outline some of the major achievements in cancer genomics. She will then describe some of her recent work using whole genome and RNA sequencing to study cancer genomes. This will include recent work in a variety of cancers including melanoma with a focus on precision medicine. She will also talk briefly about some of the work she is part of with the Queensland Genomics Community group.

Dr Nic Waddell is head of the Medical Genomics group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia. She is a cancer researcher and collaborative bioinformatician who is an expert in the interpretation of next generation sequence data. Her research group focuses on the identification of mutational processes and therapeutic opportunity in cancer. She is a member of the Australian Melanoma Genome Project and her group has played a key role in the Australian ICGC projects.

She works on the genomics of several other cancers including oesophageal, mesothelioma and familial cancers. She has published in high impact journals including Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Immunology. She is a co-founder of a precision analytics company who specialize in the analysis of whole genome data. She is also a member of the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA) where she works with the community advisory group in ELSI areas such as community engagement and the development of guidelines to enable the clinical use of genomics.

 

Event details

1-2pm, Friday 25 September 2020

This meeting will take place on Zoom.

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