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Health is the biggest and fastest growing industry in the world - and the most important to each of us. All human characteristics, including susceptibility to diseases, are profoundly influenced by our genetic inheritance. Until recently it has been nigh on impossible to take genetic information into account in healthcare. This lack of a family history is no guarantee that any one of us will not be at high risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease or dementia because of genetic frailties, which often lie hidden.
This has all changed – over the past two decades the fastest technological advance in history has reduced the cost of human genome sequencing dramatically to a few thousand dollars, with further reductions to come – ushering in a new era of personalised medicine and ‘precision health’.
Australia is well placed to be a leader in this revolution, which will have a transformational effect on human health and wellbeing, medical research, the national health system and ultimately the economy.
John Mattick is the Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He spent much of his career at the University of Queensland, where he was Foundation Director of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Australian Genome Research Facility, as well as Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) Australia Fellow. He was recently named by NHMRC as the one of the all-time high achievers in Australian health and medical research, and by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds.
His Australian and international honours and awards are many and varied, covering pathology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, genomics and cancer research.
He developed one of the world’s first recombinant DNA vaccines and has overseen a number of startup enterprises, most recently one of the world’s first clinical genomics companies, Genome.One.
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Registrations close 12pm Monday 29 May 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted.
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