21st Century Medicine Lecture Series 2017

Todays Research, Tomorrow's Healthcare


The transformational impact of genomics on medicine and the healthcare system

Transformational impact of genomics on medicine








Tuesday 21 November 2017, 6.30-8pm

Presented by: Professor John Mattick, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute

Soon individual genome sequences will be a standard part of health records, which will revolutionise biomedical discovery, personal healthcare, and health system management. Millions of genome sequences integrated with millions of clinical records and other information from personal devices and the internet of things will create a multi-dimensional data ecology that will require advanced systems not only to secure the privacy and provenance of the data, but also to enable its analysis by machine learning and artificial intelligence. The last of the great cottage industries will become the most important of the data-intensive industries of the 21st century.

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What's wrong with our kidneys?

What's wrong with our kidneys?





Wednesday 31 May 2017, 6 - 7.30pm

Presented by: Professor Steve Chadban, Professor of Medicine, Kidney Hub-Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney and Director of Renal Medicine, State-wide Renal Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney

At this lecture, Professor Steve Chadban will review the state of the nation in terms of kidney health and discuss the spectrum of kidney disease in the Australian population. He will explain the cycle of research, from population to lab to clinic and back and will use specific examples of research conducted at the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

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Bad bugs and bad drugs - antimicrobial resistance in Southeast Asia

Bad bugs and bad drugs





Wednesday 3 May 2017, 6 - 7.30pm

Presented by: Professor Guy Thwaites, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Director of Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU)

Infectious diseases, from tuberculosis to malaria, and more recently HIV, have evolved genetically determined mechanisms that allow them to resist killing by antimicrobial drugs. This is called antimicrobial resistance, or ‘AMR’. In this lecture, Professor Thwaites will describe the work of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Ho Chi Minh City to tackle AMR infections in Southeast Asia.

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