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Networking, Drinks & Genomics!

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Join us for an evening of networking, drinks and Genomics!

Healthtech Innovation QLD are pleased to bring together leading experts from Brisbane in the genomics start-up space , who will share their startup journeys and answer your questions about genomics and its applicability. The evening will kick off with an introduction to Genomics by co-founder of local start-up Genomiqa, Dr. Nicola Waddell

Prior to kicking off our end of year networking event you will hear from:

Genomiqa - CEO - Colin Albert
Colin will share his journey in transitioning from an executive career in Internaitonal big pharma to running an Australian Genomics Start-up

Microba - Dr. Alena Pribyl
Dr. Pribyl will share the journey of Microba in developing new pathology services, therapeutics and diagnostics using the gut microbiome

Maxwell Plus - Dr. Sriganesh Srihari
Maxwells journey into genomics & overview of genomics based tests in the market

BGI - Director - Dr. Bichen Yang
Advancing life science and human health with Genomics

Doors Open: 5:00pm
Presentations Commence: 5:15pm
Networking, food & drinks: 6:30pm

More info:

When the first genetic tests were offered to consumers in the late 1990s, the concept was both audacious and bold: the idea that individuals could explore their own human genome without the aid of a healthcare provider to order the test or interpret the results.

The application of genomics has significantly improved our molecular and clinical understanding of complex diseases including cancer, diabetes, obesity and neurological disorders, thereby leading to more precise and personalized ways to detect, diagnose and treat diseases..

However, like in every other field, there still remains a natural opposition to change and 'disruption', and we see considerable gap in the understanding, interpretability, acceptance and applicability of genomics in routine clinical and consumer practice.

Come hear how these local startups are disrupting healthcare with Genomics!