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 Jack Chen

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Talk Title
Genomics Data Mining for Personalized Medicine

October 11, 2007, 6:00pm

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University

Jack Chen

Understanding the mechanisms underlying life and causes of
most diseases demands a global view and understanding of genes in the
entire genome. The accomplishment of the Human Genome Projects and
success of many subsequent advances in genomics have made it possible to
examine the expression and function of many genes simultaneously.
However, the availability of these data sets and resources has not
provided immediate insight into the mechanisms underlying our lives, nor
has it provided cures to numerous devastating diseases. My laboratory is
interested in developing bioinformatics and genomics data mining
programs and in applying these programs in identifying novel genes,
structural variations, and regulatory mechanisms. The ultimate goal is
to understand, using combined computational and experimental approaches,
gene structure, function, and regulation in health and disease
conditions. Such understanding will eventually lead to the practice of
personalized medicine.

Introductory Speaker:

Simon Chan

Talk Title
A Bioinformatics Meta-analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes in Colorectal Cancer

Genome Sciences Centre, Jones Lab

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