The Genomic Architecture of Stroke and Haematopoiesis: Any Lessons Learned?

Professor Willem Ouwehand, Professor of Experimental Haematology, University of Cambridge will present on “The genomic architecture of stroke and haematopoiesis”.

Location: Ian Potter Auditorium, Ground Floor, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, University of Melbourne

Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018 June, 2:30-3:30pm.

Willem Ouwehand obtained his medical and science PhD degrees from the University of Amsterdam. At the University of Cambridge, he leads the Functional Genomics theme of the British Heart Foundation Cambridge Centre of Excellence. In 2013 he became Director of the NIHR BioResource - Rare Diseases and has overseen, with Professor Lucy Raymond, the delivery of the rare diseases pilot of the 100 000 Genomes Project. His research interest is focussed on platelets and their role in heart attack and thrombotic stroke. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and NIHR Senior Investigator. He holds an Honorary Faculty position at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and is Honorary Consultant for NHS Blood and Transplant and Cambridge University Hospitals.