HaBIC Seminar Series 2016
Tuesday 26 April 2016 – 12 pm
Theatre 1 – Level 1 – The Spot Building – The University of Melbourne
Phenotyes, thus health, are a combination of complex interactions between the genetic make up of individuals and their environment. In recent years this individual set of environmental factors or exposures, generally known as the EXPOSOME have been generating increasing traction in the area of biomedical informatics.
This seminar will introduce some relevant concepts and challenges around the concept of the exposome from a biomedical informatics perspective, contextualising it in the precision medicine and translational bioinformatics context. The seminar will also present some of the ongoing research activities in HaBIC in translational bioinformatics and the exposome area. These have a special interest in aspects related to knowledge representation and exposome related data that are currently captured and represented in some of the major genomics data repositories.
Lecturer: Dr Guillermo Lopez Campos
Dr. Guillermo Lopez-Campos holds a BSc in chemistry and a Phd in molecular biology. He has developed most of his scientific career in the areas of translational bioinformatics and health and biomedical informatics, applying these methods and techniques in different areas such as clinical microbiology or cancer. He started his career in 1998 at the Bioinformatics Unit of the Spanish National Institute of Health “Carlos III” where he earned his PhD and participated in different national and international research projects in biomedical informatics. In 2012 he obtained his current position as a Health and Biomedical Informatics Researcher at The University of Melbourne. During his career, his research interests have been mostly focused on improving the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of diseases. These coveri a broad area of research topics with a special emphasis the application and integration of molecular information for medical purposes. Major areas of research include genome and transcriptome analyses in clinical environments, integration of clinical and molecular information and data, and more recently the “exposome” and how environmental factors alter and interact with individuals. The final aim of his research interest is to foster and advance what is currently understood as precision medicine, applying and developing health and biomedical informatics methods.
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