Perkins Seminar: Dr Nicola Waddell

Event Date and Time:
Wednesday 20th February, 2019 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Room G24, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands

Nicola Waddell is head of the Medical Genomics Group at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. She is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and genomics researcher who is an expert in the analysis of genomic data. Her research focuses on using genomics to understand disease, diagnose patients and identify new therapeutic opportunity.

She is also co-lead of the Ethics, Legal and Social implications project within the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA) and involved in a QGHA-QIMR Berghofer co-funded initiative to develop guidelines for researchers who wish to undertake genomic research in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

She a member of Australian Genomics and also leads the genomic analysis of several cancer genome projects. She is keen to see genomics implemented into the clinic to improve patient outcomes and is a co-founder of genomiQa. In this talk Nic will talk about some of her recent research findings.

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