Public lecture by Professor of Genetics from Stanford University School of Medicine
On November 19, Dr. Prof. Uta Francke from Stanford University School of Medicine will give guest lecture “Big Data - Paving the Way to Personalized Medicine” at 9.30 in Linkberg auditorium, Tartu University Hospital (L. Puusepa St. 1a). At 15.00, professor will give the same lecture in Tallinn in the building of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu St 6, Tallinn).
Uta Francke is professor of genetics and pediatrics at Stanford University. Her research has ranged from human and mouse chromosome identification and gene mapping to the discovery of genes
involved in heritable disorders, studies of their functions and of disease-causing mechanisms. Applying genomic technologies to mammalian genetics research, her current focus is on the development of mouse models for human microdeletion syndromes.
Dr. Francke holds an M.D. from the University of Munich, Germany. She is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical and Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics. She has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the recipient of the Antoine Marfan Award from the National Marfan Foundation and the Colonel
Harland Sanders Lifetime Achievement Award in Genetics from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a past-president of the American Society for Human Genetics and of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies, and a founding member of the American College of Medical Genetics.
Dr. Francke teaches medical and molecular genetics and practices clinical genetics at Stanford. She currently is Senior Medical Director at 23andMe, a personal genetics company.
More information about Dr. Francke you can find here: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Uta_Francke/.
Everybody is welcome to participate!
More information: Andres Metspalu: andres.metspalu [ät] ut.ee; Annely Allik: annely.allik [ät] ut.ee, mob: +372 5029970.