UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley

Bringing Big Data and Genomics to Unlock Cures for Rare Disease

UC Santa Cruz researchers and partners discuss the precision medicine revolution

Too many children die each year from difficult-to-treat cancers. The rarity of specific cancers, high cost of drug testing, and limited access to trials have impeded the development of cures. Today, the plunging cost of genome sequencing, combined with new initiatives to pool genomics data, the application of big-data analytic methods and global collaboration between researchers and physicians promises a profound revolution in the treatment of childhood - and many other - cancers.

This panel discussion will be of interest to students, researchers, patients, and investors in the fields of big-data analytics, genomics, precision medicine, and anyone with an interest in science and technology.

The first in an ongoing series of quarterly lectures and panel discussions, this presentation of UCSC Live in Silicon Valley is brought to you by the UCSC Alumni Association and the Alumni Advisory Council. 

UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

6 p.m. - Wine and hors d'oeuvre networking reception
7 p.m. - Panel and conversation

The Stanford Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford CA 94305
Parking & Directions

Register for the event hereAdmission: $30 genreal, $15 students


David Haussler, Ph.D., Scientific Director, UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
Olena Morozova, Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Childhood Cancer Project
Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford
Atul Butte, MD, Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences, UCSF
Gini Deshpande, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, NuMedii
Matthew Bookman, Google, Inc. 
Moderated by Lisa Krieger, science writer, San Jose Mercury News

This event is co-sponsored with:

Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Children's Health

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Stanford Medicine

Berkeley Haas School of Business                     

Questions? Please contact the UC Santa Cruz Special Events Office at (831) 459-5003 or email specialevents@ucsc.edu

*UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley is an ongoing series of talks and panel discussions bringing UCSC researchers and their collaborators to Silicon Valley.