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Genomics & Next Generation Sequencing

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Seminar Room 503-024, University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

85 Park Road

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The significant advancements in building the bridge between Science - Technology has enabled mapping of the human genome and gain an in-depth understanding of how our genes influence our day to day life. Next-generation sequencing facilitates genomic researches and helps increase awareness about inherited diseases and disorders. Join us to engage and network with leaders from different Health sectors and your fellow students for a chance to foresee future career possibilities and interests.


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Pablo German

Founding Director of Pheromite.
He is experienced in the study of molecular targets through his doctoral studies. His experience includes being Research Manager at Comvita, the world’s largest producer of Manuka honey. Pablo has held several leadership roles and has been the recipient of several scholarships and awards.


Prof Cristin Print

Cris holds a medical degree and PhD from the University of Auckland where he is now a Professor. His team’s work focusses on the use of genomics to understand cancer and other diseases. He leads the Genomics Into Medicine Strategic Research Initiative in Auckland and Chairs the Auckland Regional Tissue Bank Scientific Advisory Board. He is a Director of the NZ Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), Vice President of the Auckland branch of the Royal Society of NZ (The Auckland Museum Institute) and is a member of the Science Leadership Team of New Zealand’s 'Healthier Lives' National Science Challenge. Previously, he served as President of the NZ Society for Oncology and was Director of the Bioinformatics Institute at the University of Auckland.


Justin O'Sullivan

Justin is Associate Professor and Associate Director for Research at the Liggins Institute. His research centres on understanding DNA through the use of modern techniques. His goal is to shine a spotlight on the relationships between what a cell’s DNA codes for (the genotype), our microbes and what we actually see (the phenotype which isn’t the same thing). This information is important for understanding the major diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease) that involve a complex interplay between you, your microbes and your environment. In short he studies people as walking ecosystems.

Justin is passionate about studying and communicating how our lifestyles affect our long-term health and well-being. Justin grew up in Christchurch and studied at the Universities of Canterbury and Otago. He then moved to the United Kingdom and worked at the University of Kent and Oxford University before returning to Massey University in Albany in 2004. Justin was awarded an early career research medal from Massey University in 2005. Justin has since moved to the Liggins Institute. He was awarded the 2010 Life Technologies Life Science Award: for Emerging Excellence in Molecular biology in New Zealand.

He is also a keen sea kayaker, Crusaders supporter, and has sat on his children’s school’s boards of trustees


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