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Research Seminar (9 Feb 2017)


Research Seminar

Centre for Genomic Sciences

Piloting Paediatric Genomic Medicine:
The SickKids Genome Clinic &

Secondary Predictive Varirants - A Bug or
a Feature of Genome-Wide Analyses?

Professor Stephen Meyn

Staff Geneticist, Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics,
The Hospital for Sick Children

Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Molecular Genetics,
University of Toronto

9 February 2017 (Thur)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Seminar Room 1B, G/F
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


The first talk would describe the genome clinic project as a test bed for genomic medicine, along with our results for the diagnostic and pharmacogenomic variants found by WGS in our patients. The second talk could be about secondary predictive variants and our results (including reverse phenotyping) for predictive variants in our Genome Clinic cohorts.

About the Speaker:

Prof Meyn is a Staff Geneticist in the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, The Hospital for Sick Children. He is also a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. Prof Meyn co-directs the Centre for Genetic Medicine’s Genome Clinic, a personalized genetic medicine project which pilots the diagnostic and predictive uses of genomics in clinical care and he was the past Head of SickKids’ Program in Genetics & Genome Biology.



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