What do we know and what should we know about genomics?


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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12:00 PM AEST - 01:00 PM AEST



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About the Webinar

Genomics focuses on the characterisation of genomes and their interactions in a variety of contexts, and genomic technologies are increasingly being mainstreamed into routine clinical care. “Multi-omic” systems based approaches including genomics are being incorporated into research to gain better understanding of complex biological processes. The application of this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary field will become increasingly important from both individual and broader societal perspectives.

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Professor Judith Savige

Professor Savige is a molecular geneticist who works on inherited kidney disease. Professor Savige is a Professor at the University of Melbourne at Melbourne Health and Northern Health. She was also the first women appointed Professor of Medicine in Victoria and third in Australia.

Professor John Christodoulou, AM

John Christodoulou is the Chair of Genomic Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, the Co-Leader of the Brain and Mitochondrial Research Group, and Director of the Genetics Research Theme, at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. He graduated from the University of Sydney, and has formal qualifications in paediatrics, medical genetics and genetic pathology.

His research interests include Rett syndrome and mitochondrial disorders, and he has a major research interest in the application of next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies in rare genetic disorders. He is the Co-Lead of the Australian Genomics Health Alliance, focusing on bringing NGS diagnostics into mainstream clinical practice in Australia.

John is a former Past President of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. In 2010 he became a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) and in 2017 became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences.


Associate Professor Tiong Tan

Tiong is a clinical geneticist with training in paediatrics and a PhD in developmental biology. He sees children and families affected by genetic conditions and has particular interests in craniofacial disorders, genodermatoses, and genomics for gene discovery research and clinical diagnostics. As a clinician-scientist, his research focuses on understanding the cause of rare conditions in order to help affected patients.

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