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NextGen Precision Health & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Science Seminar – April 18, 2024

The goal of the NextGen Precision Health & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Science Seminar is to highlight transdisciplinary precision research taking place in the cancer field, provide opportunities for collaboration among researchers to build their own research efforts and promote clinical/researcher activity across the University of Missouri System and our partners.

For questions about this event, please reach out to Veronica Lemme.

“Advanced Genomics and Informatics for Personalized Cancer Treatment”

Speaker: Obi Griffith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Oncology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Date: April 18, 2024, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building, Atkins Family Seminar Room

*Zoom option available

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Description

This seminar will introduce several research initiatives and collaborations that attempt to harness advanced cancer genomics, informatics and immunogenomics approaches to personalize treatment strategies for cancer. Specifically, resources and approaches for cancer variant interpretation and cancer vaccine design will be presented.

About the Speaker

Dr. Griffith is associate professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Genetics and assistant director of the McDonnell Obi GriffithGenome Institute at Washington University. Dr. Griffith’s research is focused on the development of personalized medicine strategies for cancer. He develops bioinformatics tools and methods for the analysis of high throughput sequence data and identification of biomarkers for diagnostic, prognostic and drug response prediction. Dr Griffith is on the board of directors (past-president) for the Cancer Genomics Consortium, steering committee for the Global Alliance for Genomic Health and co-chair of the Variant Interpretation for Cancer Consortium. He has published over 100 studies, received numerous research awards and honors, and held several large grants from the National Institutes for Health for the Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and others. He has mentored more than 30 bioinformatics trainees and taught hundreds more as an instructor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories and the Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops.