Associate Professor Michael Brudno, Department of Computer Science and Canada Research Chair in Computational Biology
With the ever increasing ubiquity of computers (including ipads, phones, smart watches, and fitbits), which have revolutionized how we communicate, travel, work, learn, and exercise, it is remarkable how little progress has been made (so far) in utilizing these devices in medicine. There are many barriers to their adoption: social, legal, and computational. I will talk about how the generation of massive amounts of data about each one of us will necessitate a change in how medicine is s decision making process. Computational analysis of your personal data will enable the doctor to treat you, rather than your disease, allowing for a much greater precision of treatment. I also will explain why even with massive data, the computer can not replace your doctor, and why your genome does not hold the answer (at least not for most diseases).
Join fellow alumni, friends and neighbours for an evening of learning and networking.
There is no cost to attend.
- 6:00 PM - registration and a light meal
- 6:15 PM - presentation and Q&A
Register with your guest's name (acceptances only) by Thursday, April 9. Space is limited.