Accurate and Rapid Genome Sequence Interpretation
Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fitzpatrick CIEMAS 2240
Martin Reese, PhD
Martin Reese is an internationally recognized expert and entrepreneur in Genomics and Bioinformatics. Prior to founding Fabric Genomics, Martin served as Vice President of Discovery Informatics for ValiGen, and co-founded Neomorphic, where he served as President and Chief Scientific Officer. The human genome annotation software that Martin developed at Neomorphic, provided the foundation for the successful commercialization of microarrays by Affymetrix. During his career he has been actively involved in community-wide assessments of genome annotation. He organized the state-of-the-art Genome Annotation Assessment Project and was a member of the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project, which provided the essential proof-of-concept platform for "shotgun" sequencing technology. At the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories Martin developed gene-finding algorithms for the Human Genome Project. He holds a Masters degree in Medical Informatics from the University of Heidelberg and a Ph.D. in Genetics jointly from the University of Hohenheim, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley. The Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine weekly forum is open to students, faculty, and staff across the Duke University campus and is held on Thursdays, 12pm - 1pm. Lunch will be provided.