Genomics Event at NCRC on June 6 Featuring Brian Athey and Eric Schadt

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 PM
NCRC Building 18 Dining Hall

Two thought leaders in open source models of innovation will discuss the hope of unprecedented future biomedical discoveries in the fast-changing field of genomics. On June 6, UMMS Business Development and BioArbor welcome guest speaker Eric Schadt, Ph.D., co-founder of Sage Bionetworks, Director of the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at Mt. Sinai Medical School. Dr. Schadt will be joined on stage in a provocative conversation with Brian Athey, Ph.D., Chair of U-M's new Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics and chairman of tranSMART.

Dr. Schadt and Dr. Athey will examine the challenges that result when the pace of innovation can't keep up with the ability to aggregate and analyze exponentially increasing data sets. They'll also discuss the increasing call for novel partnerships and open source models of innovation, where both private and public sectors collaborate and early stage discoveries benefit from shared knowledge and incubate in a pre-competitive space. Join the conversation as these renowned experts weigh the possibilities of the next “big idea,” and whether it's possible to navigate across various interests and collaborate effectively, sharing the risks and rewards for the betterment of humankind.

Free event but pre-registration is required at

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